- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Hidden Spring; 1/30/11 edition (February 1, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1587680645
- ISBN-13: 978-1587680649
- Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #694,705 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Lever and a Place to Stand, A: The Contemplative Stance, the Active Prayer Paperback – February 1, 2011
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My friends tell me that one of the memories they take away from my Leadership Seminars - and sometimes my preaching - is a few of `Croucher's Global Statements'. OK, (give a dog a bad name...:-) here's another:
** In my humble opinion Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr is the English-speaking world's #1 contemporary Christian prophet **
There, now that that's off my chest, let's have a quick glance at his latest book.
Richard is `with-it' (he's au fait with Emerging Church thinking, a la Phyllis Tickle, Brian McLaren et al), ecumenical (I love his sometimes oblique but devastating critiques of church hierarchies), erudite (he's a voracious reader and, these days, author), irenical (but the conservatives and liberals each regularly `cop a serve') and very `grounded' and friendly (we've been privileged to have him stay with us in Melbourne).
The thesis of A Lever and a Place to Stand is simple, but not-so-simple: Without a genuine contemplative stance, we'll never adequately challenge the oppressions, materialism and sectarianism of our modern world. But activism without contemplation/meditation is mostly the preferred short-cut moderns take to `attack' the world's problems, hence, for example, imperialistic disasters like Aghanistan, the incarceration of more people in U.S. prisons for drug-related offences than were in Russian gulags a generation or two ago, the selfishness of `born again/right wing' Christianity in the U.S. and elsewhere which attacks issues like gay relationships, for example, with conservative hermeneutics and bigotry rather than empathy... the list goes on.Read more ›
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I love this book, but then I love just about anything written by Richard Rohr.Published 22 months ago by Judith A. Wilson
Rohr has another winner in the topic of passionate Christianity and contemplative prayer. Read this for a transformative journey.Published 23 months ago by RevSam
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