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Immortal Diamond

The search for our true self

by Richard Rohr

Jacket

Paperback
Price: £10.99
Publisher:SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Published:February 2013
ISBN:978-0-281-07017-6
Review:
Richard Rohr's new book has a profound depth that digs at the heart of who and what we are. He makes us work at mining our deepest beliefs and self delusions until what is left is the heart of our true self, our innermost being stripped bare of its self defences, our altered perceptions and the voices of others, until we find buried beneath all that the heart of ourselves as God sees us, unearthed at last the "Immortal Diamond".

Like Rohr's previous works this focuses on spiritual and psychological growth and insight, but in this book the Biblical consideration and narrative of death and resurrection is deep and rich. Indeed so much so that it would make an incredible companion on the journey to resurrection that is Lent and Holy Week - though to be fair it would have impact at any time. At the end of the book are appendixes with a series of practical exercises to help you build on your understanding of the book. It's a fantastic book and one not just for fans of Rohr's previous work, indeed if you've never come across his work before this would be a wonderful place to start.

Reviewer: Melanie Carroll   (20/02/13)
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