Deeply theological, deeply spiritual, deeply human, and all about God are apt descriptors of this book by Franciscan priest and prolific author Richard Rohr. Rohr believes that human beings are their healthiest, most content, and spiritually grounded for life and ministry when they unearth their authentic or true selves. Helping others find their true selves is Rohr’s goal. In addition to his own wisdom, Rohr adds scripture, poetry, and other sources to help readers on their journeys. Numerous topics are discussed: God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, religion, the church, love, ego, dualism, faith, critical thinking, power and authority, inner human experience, fear, prayer, grace, death, resurrection, critical thinking, and success. Spiritual practices fill the six appendices, and the book offers a detailed index and lengthy bibliography. Readers from all Christian traditions, including spiritual seekers, will find this book liberating, challenging, and perhaps, strangely comforting.
Reviewed by Beth Booram