The Divine Dance

The Divine Dance

by Richard Rohr, Mike Morrell
     
 

What if changing our perception of God has the potential to change everything?

God is not what you think. Visions of an angry, distant, moral scorekeeper or a supernatural Santa Claus handing out cosmic lottery tickets to those who attend the right church or say the right prayer dominate our culture. For many others, God has become irrelevant or simply

Overview

What if changing our perception of God has the potential to change everything?

God is not what you think. Visions of an angry, distant, moral scorekeeper or a supernatural Santa Claus handing out cosmic lottery tickets to those who attend the right church or say the right prayer dominate our culture. For many others, God has become irrelevant or simply unbelievable.

In The Divine Dance, Fr. Richard Rohr (with Mike Morrell) points readers to an unlikely opening beyond this divinity impasse: the at-times forgotten, ancient mystery of the Trinity—God as utterly one, yet three.

Drawing from Scripture, theology, and the deepest insights of mystics, philosophers, and sages throughout history, Fr. Rohr presents a compelling alternative to aloof and fairytale versions of God:

One God, belovedly in communion, as All-Vulnerable, All-Embracing, and All-Given to you and me.

The Divine Dance makes accessible and practicable the Christian tradition's most surprising gift...

God as Community...as Friendship...as Dance.

Are you ready to join in?

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Finding the sweet spot where contemporary science meets ancient mysticism, and theology meets poetry, The Divine Dance sketches a beautiful choreography for a life well-lived. In our joy or our pain, true life is always relational, a flow, a dance. (And was always meant to be.) —Bono, U2

This is Richard in peak form, doing what he does best: showing you how the best ideas for the future have actually been here, in the Jesus tradition, the whole time.... Our favorite Franciscan has done it again! —Rob Bell, Love Wins

Richard Rohr is one of the great spiritual masters of our time, indeed of any time.... The Trinity will of course always remain a profound mystery, but after reading Father Rohr's book, you will experience it as a mystery that can, and will, transform your life.—James Martin, SJ, Jesus: A Pilgrimage

The Divine Dance is an example of why Rohr has had such a profound influence on so many Christians seeking to balance reason and mystery, action and contemplation, not to mention faith and real life.—Nadia Bolz-Weber, Accidental Saints

The Divine Dance is a joyful plunge into what is often dry academic mystery. Richard Rohr shares his exploration into the sacred and challenges us all to come along on the nourishing journey to community.—Simone Campbell, SSS, A Nun on the Bus

The Divine Dance reminds us that God is a holy community.... This book calls us to be like God—to belong to each other, to be one as God is one, and to refuse to do life alone.—Shane Claiborne, Jesus for President

Richard's heart is to reform Christianity...by making clear the very shape of God.... The wisdom contained within these pages will enable us all to join in the dance of life! —Francis MacNutt, The Healing Reawakening

This beautifully-written book can do far more than change your troubled thoughts about God: it can change your way of thinking about God entirely.—Brian D. McLaren, We Make the Road by Walking

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781629117294
Publisher:
Whitaker House
Publication date:
10/04/2016
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
43
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Rohr

Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized teacher and the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. A Franciscan priest, he is the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC.org) and is Academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in Franciscan practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing themselves in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.

Mike Morrell

Mike Morrell is the Communications Director for the Integral Theology think tank Presence International, cofounder of The Buzz Seminar, and a founding organizer of the justice, arts, and spirituality Wild Goose Festival. He is also a futurist, an avid writer, freelance journalist, author coach, publishing consultant, and the curator of the book-reviewing community at TheSpeakeasy.info. You can read his ongoing exploration of Spirit, Culture, and Permaculture at MikeMorrell.org. Mike lives with his wife and two daughters in North Carolina.

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