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“Richard Rohr is one of the wisest people on the planet (other than my soon-to-be-wife). In a world of shallow spirituality, Richard takes us deep—deep into ourselves and deep into God. He has been a close friend and mentor to me over the years, but he has also been raising up generations of contemplative activists—Christians who pray and act for an end to the ugly things in this world like poverty, war, and arrogance. Richard is a spiritual grandfather. His life and teaching must make Francis of Assisi, and Jesus, smile.” —Shane Claiborne, author, activist, and recovering sinner, www.thesimpleway.org
“To the list of amazing things about Richard Rohr add this: that in a paragraph or two, in a short daily reading, he can express an idea that stays with you all day and nudges you one step closer to becoming the person you're meant to be. It's written for men, but everyone will benefit from these 366 nuggets of wisdom and nudges toward transformation.” —Brian McLaren, author of A New Kind of Christianity (brianmclaren.net)
“Richard Rohr describes how to transform rather than transmit the pain in our life, a lesson that we all desperately need to hear.” —Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr Oz Show
“This immensely helpful book . . . provides the inspiration to catapult readers into the adventure of male spirituality. As usual, Rohr delivers a rich treasure trove of wisdom." —Frederick and Mary Ann Brussat, www.SpiritualityandPractice.com
“Father Richard Rohr has gathered innumerable luminous jewels of wisdom during a lifetime of wrestling with self, soul, God, the church, the ancient sacred stories of initiation and its modern realities, and the wilder and darker dimensions of the human psyche. His new book, On the Threshold of Transformation, is a great and gracious gift for men—contemporary men longing for lanterns on the perilous path to male maturity, a path that reveals secrets of personal destiny only after descending into the swamps of woundedness, shattering emotion, and personal demons. A rare, true elder in these fractured times, Richard Rohr opens the way again for men to sacrifice the juvenile life of win/lose contests and to eventually uncover their souls—their authentic and unique way of participating in and joyously contributing to this miraculous world.” —Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., author of Soulcraft and Nature and the Human Soul
365 meditations to help men navigate their way to greater wholeness and holiness
In one of the opening meditations of On the Threshold of Transformation, male spirituality expert Richard Rohr writes, “We need to fail, to fall, to jump into the central mystery of our own existence, or we’ll have no way of finding our true path.” Those words summarize the central idea of all 365 meditations in this daily guide for men: that wholeness and holiness can be found only through some form of suffering or letting go.
With nearly every man dealing with some form of darkness—of hurt—in his life, this book readily acknowledges the pain and deals with it directly, unapologetically, and redemptively. While much of our culture today would have us believe that failure and suffering are inherently bad, Fr. Rohr helps men see that pain—in whatever form it takes—is inevitably the only doorway through which they can pass to reach their authentic, best selves, which is where they will truly encounter God.
Ultimately this book helps men, over the manageable timeline of one year, learn how to transform their pain so they don’t transmit it. The meditations in this book clearly reveal that neither taking a pass on pain nor passing pain along to others is an option; to become a better man, in the deepest sense of that phrase, requires that each man deal with his own darkness and allow that darkness to give way to total transformation.
Great read. Always practical concerning your relationship withPublished 2 months ago by George LeBeau