Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life

by Richard Rohr. Jossey-Bass, 2011.


This resource sheds light on the rich rewards of a life that is filled with failure, arguing that failure is the only way up.


ancient and contemporary sources, tasks of the two halves of life, growing from failure

Recommended Audience

Clergy and lay leaders


Purchase as a book or e-book

Practical Applications

  • Change the way you view failure by studying this resource with a small group.

About the Contributor

Beth Booram

Beth Booram is the co-founder and director of Fall Creek Abbey, an urban retreat center in Indianapolis dedicated to “renewing the contemplative spirit.” In addition, she is a trained spiritual director and author of several books including When Faith Becomes Sight. Beth worked for five years on contract as a resource consultant with the Center for Congregations. 


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