$19.95. 2 likes. I grew up in the Catholic church, fell away for a long while, disillusioned by negative experiences with bigotry and hypocrisy (especially lack of love + care in my close church community as a youth). Immortal Diamond The Search for Our True Self (Book) : Rohr, Richard : Dissolve the distractions of ego to find your authentic self in God. I like Richard Rohr and have read several books. This book will set you on that path. It seems Richard Rohr manages to sum up my every sermon this last year in this beautiful book. Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning. A summary of a classic Hopkins poem ‘That Nature Is a Heraclitean Fire and of the Comfort of the Resurrection’ is a sonnet, but not as we know it. When I began this book-it seemed simple and fairly straightforward. A Guide to English Literature Book Summary : At first glance A Guide to English Literature may seem to be no more than a short bibliography of English literature with perhaps rather more extensive--and certainly more outspoken--comments on the principal editions, commentaries, biographies, and critical works than bibliographies usually provide. And there is more to uncover. In the previous book, it was highly doubtful that anyone in the first half of life could appreciate the second half. I took a lot of quotes down. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation. He's a writer with the gift of spinning out a single idea to a whole book (a very profitable gift) but I realized after a while that there is a complex of ideas in this book: about the false self we construct for public (and our own) consumption, the true self who can be found only in relationship with God, the meaning of all the little deaths and resurrections (and the big one) in our lives, our e. Extraordinary what you can pick up on a hospital bookstall for £1 - I never expected Richard Rohr! Thank you! Either you are going to find the book truly uplifting, life changing and/or affirming or you are going to be unable to appreciate the book in any way, shape or form. Truly, not according to our own devising? Connecting with your truly divine inner self and the ground of all being is the theme of this book. * The Immortal Diamond course is being reviewed to be sure the material is of the appropriate length for each week’s lessons. He speaks from a Christian perspective but only in that he references scripture to back up his points. He discusses a false self and a true self. Kerine Wint is a software engineering graduate with more love for books than for computers. After his best-selling book, Falling Upward, Richard Rohr takes us on a journey to find our True Selves and to overcome the petty distractions of our egos-- the essential tasks of mature and soulful spirituality. I loved and admired Richard Rohr for awhile before reading this book, based mostly on receiving his daily email meditation from the Center of Action and Contemplation. He has a way of connecting as well with a person like me who isn't by inclination contemplative. This book is about love and life. This rich online course is based on Richard Rohr’s book, Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self. In the current title, his purpose is precisely to push his readers into that realization. But don't get the impression that this book is about head knowledge. In Richard Rohr's inimitable style, the book brings to light the mysteries of grace, death, and resurrection. Fr. Like Rohr always seems to do, this one will force you to step back, reflect, and do some serious internal work in light of the truth he shares. Not an easy read, but ultimately I think worth a try if you are trying to let go of your ego. I've always felt that this just could not be a necessity for the Source of all that is. Fr. I have self-doubts, image problems and the perspective of this book was to help me recognize that I am love, loved, lovable, loving. Immortal Diamond. Huge turning point for me. That we are the false self because of defense mechanisms and up bringing and because of trying to prove and rail against and pull things toward us when - throughout the book - it is discussed that our true self is the ability to be pulled toward, to be in awe of, to survive and become the diamond. What is it? Thus, sin is an "ego trip" - "sin is a mistake about who you are and whose you are." Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self is required reading for this course. The distinction between false and true selves is useful and so was the reminder not to hate our false self, but to go beyond it. At one point in the book—I stopped reading. The diamond that we see in each other but won't admit to ourselves. '” – T.B. “This book is a must read for anyone on a serious spiritual search.” – J.K. “A deep read, if you’re ready to take the leap.” – LH. This book likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. “Life is not a matter of creating a special name for ourselves, but of uncovering the name we have always had.”, “If unconditional love, loyalty, and obedience are the tickets to an eternal life, then my black Labrador, Venus, will surely be there long before me, along with all the dear animals in nature who care for their young at great cost to themselves and have suffered so much at the hands of humans.”. Recommended by good friend Gil Stafford. I find Rohr to be very helpful in conversations on podcasts but quite difficult to grasp in his written form. He's a writer with the gift of spinning out a single idea to a whole book (a very profitable gift) but I realized after a while that there is a complex of ideas in this book: about the false self we construct for public (and our own) consumption, the true self who can be found only in relationship with God, the meaning of all the little deaths and resurrections (and the big one) in our lives, our essential unity with God, and the role of Christ in bringing us to spiritual completeness. If you wonder what I teach or believe. Jesus’ death and resurrection is an archetype for each human journey. Hopkins, Gerard Manley. When we have seen that we are not bullet proof but neither are we made of glass. Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-89) was probably Victorian poetry’s… I was fortunate enough to read this book slowly as part of an online course that features a lot of video discussions with Fr. Among the summaries and analysis available for Immortal, there are 1 Short Summary and 3 Book Reviews. As always, Rohr provides thought-provoking gems and a refreshing and renewing look at the value of our lives. . But if there's a False Self, is there also a True Self? 59. From the Back Cover. This is a soul-searching explanation of the difference between our “false self” (how we present ourselves, who we perceive ourselves to be) and our “true self” (who God has created us to be) and an exposition of how to let go of the former and embrace the latter. Does he state definitively anywhere his view of the nature of God? ― Richard Rohr, Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self. My brain hurts just thinking about it. In his best-selling book Falling Upward, Richard Rohr talked about ego (or the False Self) and how it gets in the way of spiritual maturity. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation. This book is about love and life. I confess to being a Richard Rohr fan. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I have self-doubts, image problems and the perspective of this book was to help me recognize that I am love, loved, lovable, loving. His concepts are far broader in scope and if you have more Buddhist leanings you will see that he is only trying to show that Christianity is saying the same thing, if you know where to look. 6 If It is True, It is True Everywhere 127. The hard part is how to apply it. Fr. We are called to “die before we die,” to discover that the promise of resurrection is true for each of us, now. I began to question my own beliefs and what has been driving me. I see it more as a weaving of a trail enticing the reader to go up to and through a gateway that they might not have been afraid to approach. I guess I highlighted about 1/3 of the book which I want to go back and look over taking my time and meditating. The Center for Action and Contemplation1705 Five Points Rd SWAlbuquerque, New Mexico 87105. Sins of the flesh, however, carry shame and guilt and can always be used to bring anybody down in church, culture, or the state.”. Richard is academic Dean of … I can’t remember the last time I finished a book, thought to myself, “I will never be the same again,” and began rereading to figure out why. I guess I highlighted about 1/3 of the book which I want to go back and look over taking my time and meditating. It is about finding that we are what we seek!! And I love that he flows through the false self being not bad, but inevitable. Just one example of what grabbed me was his explanation of the error in the thinking that God required the sacrificial death of Jesus to atone for sin. “One of the most valuable and vital aspects of this brilliant merging of theology, spirituality and psychology is the articulation of the human condition and the True Self/False Self conceptualization as a replacement for the more traditional language of ‘Original Sin. It worked in part, but I really had a difficult time getting over the literal resurrection part. Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr’s inimitable style. It is to inhabit Jesus' frame of reference: "Jesus never knew himself or operated as an independent 'I' but only as a 'thou' in relationship to his Father and the Holy Spirit, which he says in a hundred different ways." Poems I'm quite surprised that his quasi-universalism hasn't got him excommunicated from the Catholic Church yet, but I suppose as a Franciscan monk rather than an 'official' theologian he has more latitude - and especially under the current Pope. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Published It is your own chunk of the immortal diamond. Immortal Diamond The Search for Our True Self (Audiobook CD) : Rohr, Richard : Shows how to navigate difficult terrain with clear vision and tools in order to uncover the "true self" and examines the fundamental issues of being, providing help on the path of spiritual maturity and awakening. It’s the quest for your True Self … the resurrected self, the “immortal diamond” deep within you, which he says is neither God nor human, but both at the same time. It is one of those reads that you wish you could just assimilate all of the teachings, but at the same time you don't know where to even start. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. It was too much. Extraordinary what you can pick up on a hospital bookstall for £1 - I never expected Richard Rohr! His depth of understanding philosophy, theology and psychology comes across so smooth in this medium. This book is a tough read! I especially like his books on Masculine spirituality (the journey from wild man to wise man). I highly recommend it. For Rohr, the goal is to live from our "true self" rather than "false self". He is also very frank about where Christianity has gone wrong in their teachings and he tries to reclaim its original good purpose. I need to let go of my 'false self' and find the part of me (soul, heart) that is real and unconditionally loved. Registration closes one week before the course opens or as soon as the course fills, whichever comes first. But don't get the impression that this book is about head knowledge. Good, definitely good, but with its high popularity I hadn't expected it to be so deep. Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr's inimitable style. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. Having just finished Richard Rohr’s latest reflection Immortal DiamondI have taken the time to collect a few quotes that caused some wonderful moments of personal reflection over coffee. by Jossey-Bass. We’d love your help. Richard. 48. ©2012 Richard Rohr (P)2012 Audible, Inc. Immortal Diamond: A Study in Search of the True Self is an opportunity to mine for the real you that has been there all along, hidden under the trappings of ego and False Self. For Rohr, the goal is to live from our "true self" rather than "false self". Your "true self" is like a diamond, buried deep within your, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr's inimitable style. There is a good chance it will remain a 10-week course, and we will remove this message when we know for sure. This Jack, joke, poor potsherd, | patch, matchwood, immortal diamond 27. John 17 Review and Summary; Prayer That Brings Revival by David Yonggi Cho; Experience the Good Things of God’s House for Yourself; God Has Taken the Spiritual Initiative; Faith is Our Response; Love Dissolves Fear; Immortal Diamond by Richard Rohr; A good article about helping children grow into … Richard Rohr – Immortal Diamond. All rights reserved. But the depth of meaning in his words, thoughts and beliefs...I was often left in doubt of what I thought I knew. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Fr. Page 150–whoa! Is immortal diamond. Not sure. This book particularly resonated with me because it deals with the search for the True Self, which is a task of the second half of life, where I definitely am at present. "The Risen Christ represents the final perspective of every True Self: a human-divine one that is looking out at God from itself—and yet knowing that it is God-in-you seeing God-who-is-also-beyond-you—and enjoying both yourself and God as good and as united." I've always felt that this just could not be a necessity for the Source of all that is. January 22nd 2013 This book likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. As anyone who follow me knows, I am a huge Richard Rohr fan. Concerning the True Self, it is, Rohr suggests, the divine presence that lies within us and that can if released transform us into the people we’re meant to be. Richard Rohr seems to care a great deal more about the reader than he does of himself. It is about finding that we are what we seek! “God tries to first create a joyous yes inside of you, far more than any kind of no . But my spirit feels uplifted nonetheless. The "true self" is a life "centered" in God rather than ego: "in finding your True Self, you will have found an absolute reference point that is both utterly within you and utterly beyond you at the very same time." I suggest that you read this if you can integrate the metaphor of resurrection into your own theology. 2 What is ‘‘The False Self’’? I will read this again because I know I didn’t get it all. How wonderful to run into that. I enjoyed Falling Upward but found this book to be much deeper. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. As Richard Rohr writes, “Life is not a matter of creating a special name for ourselves, but of uncovering the name we have always had.” We need ego to help us function, succeed, and belong. This is not an easy read, and to put its ideas into practice is a lifetime's work, but several helpful appendices suggest spiritual practices and other reading, as well as background ideas, to set us on the way. We must all die to ourselves if we are to deepen our understanding that we are part of the whole. Rohr is considered by some to be quite a radical, and outside of the teachings of the church, but I found his messages -- which have a mystical flavor and tend to be both rooted in text and in everyday reality -- really resonated with me. In short, it is an important paradigm shift for me in how I understand my faith, my relationship to God and Jesus Christ, and how I hope to grow as a person. Or rather, it isn’t strictly a sonnet but the rhyme scheme puts us in mind of the sonnet. That’s the ultimate goal for Immortal Diamond: A Study in Search of True Self. Immortal Diamond: A Study in Search of the True Self is an opportunity to mine for the real you that has been there all along, hidden under the trappings of ego and False Self. Rohr wants to do something he says can't be done in his previous book, Falling Upward. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam's Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. Based on the bestselling book by Franciscan author Richard Rohr, this online course is for those longing to reconnect to their spiritual identity. THE MESSAGE of his latest book, Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self: As is usually the case with Richard’s books, the idea can be conveyed in a single sentence: At the core of each life is true, eternal goodness—and the key to a successful life is opening up that true self so that we can compassionately connect with God’s world. Rediscover your forgotten self that can never be destroyed, but can be transformed to live in eternal love. Summary Sunday, July 31-Friday, August 5, 2016 You (and every other created thing) begin with your own divine DNA, an inner destiny as it were, an absolute core that knows the truth about you, a true believer tucked away in the cellar of your being, an imago … These are the questions raised by Richard Rohr in his latest book Immortal Diamond, which brings the mystical tradition -- what he calls the Perennial Tradition -- into play with daily life. Check out this great listen on Audible.com. Copyright ©2020 Center for Action and Contemplation. This book is filled with wonderful insights to grow and learn what it means to live in union and communion with God as one's chief ground of being. Page 150–whoa! His depth of understanding philosophy, theology and psychology comes across so smooth in this medium. This is my second Rohr book and this was again my experience. It IS accessible, but you can't fly through it because it requires a good bit of thought along the way. A small subsection of people are probably going to be like me.... on the fence on this book. Richard Rohr has a way of bringing to the fore ways of understanding spirituality that is both future oriented, broad in concept and outreach, and revelatory. At one point in the book—I stopped reading. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He is an exceptional gift to spiritual seekers but if I’m honest, I have benefited more from reading those whom he has referenced than his own writings. When I began this book-it seemed simple and fairly straightforward. Do I agree with everything he says? Like. to deepen the spiritual journey. 3 What Dies and Who Lives? Immortal Diamond (the title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) is aimed at secular seekers and thinkers, believers and non-believers alike, and that huge disillusioned group who describe themselves as being in recovery from religion itself. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. The course explores new themes each week through reflections, discussion, expanded commentary, additional articles, videos, and audio clips, plus exclusive teachings from Father Richard. That life and existence flows from death into a new beginning. Recommended by my Spiritual Director, I knew that I should read it. 5 Thou Art That 95. Checked out from the Dallas Public Library. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Recently, I've been deep in spiritual seeking and have been trying slowly to make peace with my religion-of-origin, starting with the things that are beautiful and good. Such a mind and soul stretching work from Richard Rohr. I was fortunate enough to read this book slowly as part of an online course that features a lot of video discussions with Fr. It worked in part, but I really had a difficult ti. Each of the nine short chapters gives the reader plenty of material upon which to reflect. Fr. Connecting with your truly divine inner self and the ground of all being is the theme of this book. I have known of this book for more than 5 years now and have heard glowing reviews from friends who have read it. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He challenges me, pushes me, and enlightens me. But I did not feel prompted to read it until this year which turned out to be a blessing because the message of this book echoes my own personal journey of the last 12 months, so when I read it, I found that Rohr's words helped me articulate what I have been experiencing but could not quite describe. I have loved Richard Rohrs voice and style on podcasts for the last 5 years so it was nice to grab on of his books to look through. In this 10-week online course, you will have opportunities to: Course content will be available until one week after the course end date, or until Midnight, U.S. MT on the Tuesday following the course end date. To apply for financial assistance, please complete the online Financial Assistance Form at least 1 week before registration is scheduled to close. Please do not register for the online course until your request for financial assistance has been processed. Start by marking “Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self” as Want to Read: Error rating book. Rohr is definitely one of my favorite authors. Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning. Could any one thing be that valuable that we would sell everything for it?   He discusses a false self and a true self. When the false self dies and the true self lives. I got the e-book from the library, so I'll buy a copy. From a very Christian perspective. But I returned because I felt too challenged and unclear to walk away. By doing this, "He overcame the [world's] system's seduction and illusion by living inside an utterly different frame of reference, the eternal 'Reign of God.'" Highly recommended! But as he wrote.. Amor vincit omnia! 8 … As an avid reader, writer, and fan of all things... To see what your friends thought of this book, Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self. This book particularly resonated with me because it deals with the search for the True Self, which is a task of the second half of life, where I definitely am at present. Just one example of what grabbed me was his explanation of the error in the thinking that God required the sacrificial death of Jesus to atone for sin. The "true self" is a life "centered" in God rather than ego: "in finding your True Self, you will have found an absolute reference point that is both utterly within you and utterly beyond you at the very same time." As Richard Rohr writes, “Life is not a matter of creating a special name for ourselves, but … Richard. Assignment Explanation Write a three-page critical reflection paper on something you found interesting, important, objectionable, etc., from Immortal Diamond.Place your analysis in the context of Rohr’s treatment of the relationship between the True and False Self, and discuss the implications of his book for the way you understand “God” and spirituality. Here he explains our True Selves and how it is both different from our False Selves and connects us to God. I got the e-book from the library, so I'll buy a copy. I need to let go of my 'false self' and find the part of me (soul, heart) that is real and unconditionally loved. Depending on the study guide provider (SparkNotes, Shmoop, etc. Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr's inimitable style. Fr. Truly, not according to our own devising? Fr. Refresh and try again. This book was just okay for me. When we have hit rock bottom. By continuing to browse our site you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy. It was too much. The metaphor immortal diamond came from a poem by the Jesuit Englishman, Gerard Manley Hopkins. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation. See 1 question about Immortal Diamond…, A Speculative Fiction Expert’s Year of Escapist Reading. But I returned because I felt too challenged and unclear to walk away. Richard Rohr’s Immortal Diamond did this to me. From a very Christian perspective. There are quotable quotes on nearly every page, and I found myself doing a lot of note taking and journaling to soak up the insights. And I love that he flows through the false self being not bad, but inevitable. Fear of losing past identities is the ego—your false self—at work. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Everyman and what it means. 14th book of 2017. 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