Drawing from the best and most poetic of Richard Rohr's essays from nearly a quarter of a century, each chapter in this new collection examines one of the seven core mystical truths. Organized according to the mystical paths that every worshiper must follow, Rohr identifies the despair of everyday life, promotes opportunities for change even in the face of pain, thereby transforming one's deeper self into a beacon of light that aids in the perpetual metamorphosis of others. Illuminating these insights with reflections on Christian and Jewish scriptures while citing the greatest religious writers throughout the ages, Rohr offers an unparalleled window into the wisdom of the mystics, within a succinct volume that represents the best treasury of his vast library of writing
Richard will appear on the season premiere of Oprah's Super Soul Sunday on Sunday, February 8, at 11am ET/PT on OWN.
Richard Rohr, O.F.M., is a Franciscan priest and founder of the New Jerusalem Community in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1971 and the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1986. He currently serves as director of the Center for Action and Contemplation. The Center serves a dual purpose: it is a radical voice for peaceful, nonviolent social change as well as a forum for renewal and encouragement for the individual who seeks direction from and understanding of God’s will and love.