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Radical Grace: Daily Meditations Paperback – August 25, 1995

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…passages from the two decades of Rohr's speaking and writing that stretch and nurture one's best impulses. Rohr is tough-minded but warm-hearted and supportive rather than negative. --Prairie Messenger

...a wonderful collection of the best of Richard Rohr--surprising, challenging, liberating words to bring gospel vitality into each and every day. --Pecos Benedictine Book Nook

Both old and new readers of Richard Rohr will appreciate this guide to a journey through the year toward deeper conversion. --Spiritual Book News

...a wonderful collection of the best of Richard Rohr--surprising, challenging, liberating words to bring gospel vitality into each and every day. --Pecos Benedictine Book Nook

Both old and new readers of Richard Rohr will appreciate this guide to a journey through the year toward deeper conversion. --Spiritual Book News

...a wonderful collection of the best of Richard Rohr--surprising, challenging, liberating words to bring gospel vitality into each and every day. --Pecos Benedictine Book Nook

Both old and new readers of Richard Rohr will appreciate this guide to a journey through the year toward deeper conversion. --Spiritual Book News

About the Author

Franciscan priest Richard Rohr is founding director of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He considers the proclamation of the gospel to be his primary call, and the related themes he addresses include eco-spirituality, Scripture as liberation, non-dual thought, the integration of action and contemplation, peace and justice issues, and male spirituality. Author of numerous books, including Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality and Preparing for Christmas With Richard Rohr: Daily Meditations for Advent, he gives retreats and lectures internationally. He is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines.

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 410 pages
  • Publisher: St. Anthony Messenger Press (August 25, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0867162570
  • ISBN-13: 978-0867162578
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #529,886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (www.cac.org) in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he also serves as Academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy--practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.

Fr. Richard is author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam's Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love.

He has been a featured essayist on NPR's "This I Believe," a guest of Mehmet Oz on the Oprah and Friends radio show, and a guest of Oprah Winfrey on Super Soul Sunday. Fr. Richard was one of several spiritual leaders featured in the 2006 documentary film ONE: The Movie and was included in Watkins' Spiritual 100 List for 2013. He has given presentations with spiritual leaders such as Rob Bell, Cynthia Bourgeault, Joan Chittister, Shane Claiborne, James Finley, Laurence Freeman, Thomas Keating, Ronald Rolheiser, Jim Wallis, and the Dalai Lama.


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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 22, 2000
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I own many, many 'daily meditations' books. If I had to keep just one, this would be it. Richard Rohr packs so much into one paragraph that the short meditations are just right. There is enough in this book to keep you on your journey of faith for years. Your life and thinking will change.
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59 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Alejandro B. Gonzalez, M.D. on January 3, 2001
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Richard's simplicity and "prophetic" voice comes across quite beautifully in this book of daily meditations. His gift for making very difficult subjects into "a-ha" & "of course" experiences for the rest of us is quite remarkable. This all comes together in small daily tidbits via this wonder-full book. He continues to remind us that true spirituality is about simplicity, love(grace), letting go, and "grounded-ness"(Reality is God's greatest ally). His prophetic voice about our personal and societal idols (power, prestige, and possessions) is at the heart of the matter.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Evelyn Beh on May 13, 2000
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Richard Rohr is a gifted writer, by the looks of this publication. He has distilled the essence of spirituality, something that is difficult to define and pin down, and made it meaningful, relevant and tangible. Although he comes from a Catholic background, his insights apply to anyone who is interested in seeking a deeper level of meaning in our existence. Rohr's ideas challenge us to think for ourselves, rather than simply "following the crowd" in eking out a humdrum existence. Think of this book as a collection of spiritual vitamins - something to keep by your bedside and read a passage from each night.
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23 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Lawrence G. Ehren on April 18, 2006
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I have been hearing and reading Richard Rohr for many years. This daily meditation collection from a number of sources of his writings and talks is very valuable. More importantly, it has become part of my daily 'quiet time' in the morning. I consistetnly find it prophetic, personal and engaging....as any genuinely spiritual resource should be. If there is one daily meditation resource you want to get...this is it.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By dclapp@segs.fit.edu on August 5, 1999
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Richard Rohr is one of the most awesome spiritual writers today. THis book of daily readings will inspire and encourage anyone in their spiritual journey. Fr. Rohr has an awesome ability to express spiritual concepts in short, high impact writing. An excellent book !
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Loves to read on February 26, 2006
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The meditations in this book are selections from the talks and books of Richard Rohr. Each is short and on a specific topics. Books can be used day-by-day or according to topic. There are more than enough meditations for every day. The meditations are not from the liturgical readings for the day, but rather according to the spirit of the season.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Robert Egby on November 26, 2008
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If you're a priest in need of a Sunday sermon, or a therapist, counsellor, healer or perhaps a spiritual writer who's hit the old "block," Radical Grace is an excellent source book. Containing 408 "Daily Meditations" from Richard Rohr's writings and presentations, it's one of those books creative folk should have at their finger tips. Of, course it's more than this: Keep a copy by your bed, open at any page and the message will calm your mind. A wonderful book for anyone on a spiritual path, and you don't have to be Catholic to reap the benefits.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By J. Hanna on September 24, 2009
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An excellent tool for daily reflection...Fr. Rohr's daily stories radiate Christ always and in all ways. The late artist, Fritz Eichenberg, a Quaker who often illustrated Catholic Worker newspapers for Dorothy Day once said "...when you come to realize you are afflicted with a conscious, a social conscious, it changes your whole approach to everything." This book will help the reader realize that he or she has such a social conscious.
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