In Falling Upward, Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have gone "down" are only ones who understand "up". Those who have somehow fallen well, are the only ones who can grow spiritually and not misuse "up." More than anything else, he describes what "up" (in the second half of life) will look like and could look like.
The Companion Journal helps those who have (and those who have not) read Falling Upward to engage more deeply with the questions the book raises. Using a blend of quotes, questions for individual and group reflection, stories, and suggestions for spiritual practices, it provides a wise guide for deepening the spiritual journey-- at any time of life.
Fr. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province. He founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1986, where he presently serves as Founding Director. An internally known speaker to many thousands of people a year, Richard's travels have recently taken him to Europe, Australia/New Zealand and South Africa. Teaching on such themes as adult Christian spirituality, men's spirituality, and politics and spirituality, Richard has partnered with such esteemed teachers as Thomas Keating (author of books on centering prayer), Ronald Rolheiser, Joan Chittister, Phyllis Tickle and Jim Wallis.