Doylestown: New Spirituality Book Club

New Spirituality Book Club / Fourth Monday each month / 6:30 pm / Doylestown Bookshop

Read and discuss books to expand and nurture your spiritual journey. Open to everybody.

Meeting: Monday, April 22nd at 6:30pm

Discussing: Falling Upward by Richard Rohr

falling upward by richard rohrA fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life.

In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up." Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as "falling upward." In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who have come to their fullness.
  • Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness
  • Offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens - loss is gain
  • Richard. Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines
This important book explores the counterintuitive message that we grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doing right.
All book club selection are 20% off for book club members.


Upcoming Selections
Essential Spirituality: The 7 Central Practices to Awaken Heart and Mind Cover Image
ISBN: 9780471392163
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Wiley (TP) - September 1st, 2000

May selection

Beyond Religion: Ethics for a Whole World Cover Image
By H.H. Dalai Lama, Alexander Norman (Contributions by)
ISBN: 9780547844282
Availability: Usually Arrives to Store in 1-5 Days
Published: Mariner Books - November 6th, 2012

June selection