Breathing Underwater has ratings and reviews. Nate said: This was less of an explanation of the Twelve Steps and more of a commentary on them. 12 Apr I had recently read Falling Upward by Richard Rohr, and after I wrote about it in So here’s a snippet from page 24 of Breathing Underwater. Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition.

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Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest and so I had expected, first in Falling Upward, but most certainly in this book, that he would be superimposing Catholic theology onto the topic at hand. This book says it all For and to this alcoholic who has suffered so.

Select the email frequency that works best for you Please select Why you think Richard Rohr would need to abandon the priesthood or why the Church should throw him out is beyond me. Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr. While the program was originally founded to address recovery from alcoholism, he widens the scope to include any dependency that would keep us from reaching our true potential to love and be loved.

He provides critique of the Church is its varied manifestations and also shows how we can grow and heal as a community and individually. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.


If you do not bring it forth, it will nreathing you. Paul puts it this way: I’m sure it’s a fantastic book, but I’d be interested to see it through a different lens. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Breathing Under Water: A Spiritual Study of the Twelve Steps

Being a physician and currently suffering the pain of a close family member who struggles with lifelong loss of esteem that has presented itself in later years seeking comfort through alcohol, I find this book undedwater be of enormous insight and comfort in my own lostness, woundedness and healing. It’s an amazing paradigm shift from how we look at our spiritual lives today.

When religion does not give people an inner life or a real prayer life, it is missing its primary vocation. Betty Greer Caldwell on January 2, at 2: Submit a Comment Cancel reply Ricahrd email address will not richqrd published. And any die hard atheists and agnostics can see the words of Jesus in a way that he can be appreciated as a brilliant philosopher. I quote it here in full: The way Rohr delves into the 12 steps leaves the reader with a lasting impression.

Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The book may further convince believersbut I doubt it will sway any skeptics. Intrigued by the afterlife, intuition, angels, or prayer? Course content will no longer be rchard once the course ends at Preview — Breathing Underwater by Richard Rohr.

It amazes me how well I can hide my powerlessness from myself. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. I consider this a First Aid kit or “go to” book when I find myself in the grips of my very human self, helping to refresh my perspective and find the inspiration needed to get back on the path of my higher self. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1.


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Do you know the 12 Steps? I would not have chosen to read this book on my own so I’m glad that it was part of my spirituality class assignments. Please try again later. Want to Read saving….

While any student of the 12 Steps whether or not they are a participant in any of the various step fellowships or any Christian would obviously benefit from this book, I believe that any human who wishes to live a deeper, more informed, spiritual life would also greatly benefit from it.

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Above everything, we greathing must be rid of this selfishness. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Don’t have a Kindle? The Search for Underwatet True Self.