Anyone who thinks this is a book about addiction has missed the point -- or just finds it easier to fix other people's addictions than confront their own brokenness. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}View high quality images that let you zoom in to take a closer look. Having read much of Rohr's other work this certainly falls way short! An American Franciscan priest who founded the Centre for Action & Contemplation in New Mexico, Richard Rohr comes from the mystical tradition of Christianity - Julian of Norwich, Thomas Merton etc but, like Eckart Tolle, he assimilates many traditions to lead us away from ego & duality to the wholeness of spiritual living & breathing. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Sure enough, he went over to his bookshelf, and brought me Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. ', Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 25, 2017. An exploration of the connections and parallels between Christian principles and the 12 Step Program. So much so, sometimes I couldn't decide if it was about the 12 steps or taking a stab at Christianity. 2 Reviews. The introduction to the book included the following poem by Sr. Carol Bieleck, RSCJ: Breathing Under Water. This is a fabulous book as all of Richard Rohrs book are. So wise, so clearly put, without moralizing or patronizing, do read this, more than once! Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the 12 Steps by Richard Rohr My rating: 3 of 5 stars. One who desires nothing more than the simple submission of my soul to sit on his lap and have him wrap arms around me. One who desires nothing more than the simple submission of my soul to sit on his lap and have him wrap arms around me. Unable to add item to List. I came across a book several months ago by Richard Rohr, titled Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}Ask Alexa to read your book with Audible integration or text-to-speech. This book can help church members transform themselves and their churches to be more in line with the truly radical idea of loving one another. Through following these simple steps -if you're in despair, floundering around - healing & liberation of spirit (breathing under water) will come. Please try again. It has been many years since I have heard him speak on the subject. Sr. Carol Bieleck, RSCJ. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous by Alcoholics Anonymous My rating: 5 of 5 stars. “How you do life is your real and final truth, not what ideas you believe.” ― Richard Rohr, Breathing … Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam's Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, Immortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. Science-based, written by a healthcare professional. Lifesigns is a spiritual self-help book teaching how to recognize, interpret, and benefit from synchronicity or meaningful coincidence. The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. A Book Excerpt on Compassion. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 6, 2015. He talks about a transformative, compassionate ministry based on compassion and giving to others. For a Christian who is familiar with the 12 step programme ,it fills in all the missing pieces in recovery. As much as I don't follow any religious man made dogma I was a little shocked at just how much Rohr made every attempt to bad mouth the church. This groundbreaking book decodes the gnostic mystical teachings of the original Christians for the first time in two millenia. Breathing Underwater by Richard Rohr I have always thought that Richard Rohr's ideas on "Breathing Underwater have been the cream of his thinking in general;ThisAudio presentation confirms that for me. Wonderful and inspiring, the author guides us through the Twelve Steps, showing how they are for all of us, not just for AA members - though invaluable for the latter too. what an amazing book. She didn’t give me a specific book to read. Sure enough, he went over to his bookshelf, and brought me Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2021, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. ISBN 10 : 0281075131. Check out our wide selection of third-party gift cards. For a Christian who is familiar with the 12 step programme ,it fills in all the missing pieces in recovery. Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, Sex Addiction 101: A Basic Guide to Healing from Sex, Porn, and Love Addiction, Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer, The Wisdom Pattern: Order, Chaos, Reorder, Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self, What the Mystics Know: Seven Pathways to Your Deeper Self, Some presentations on Twelve-Step Programs attempt to present the spiritual underpinnings in universal terms without regard to any particular denomination or tradition. Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the 12 Steps: Rohr, Richard: Amazon.sg: Books. Full content visible, double tap to read brief content. She didn’t give me a specific book to read. TwitterFacebookLinkPrint. Richard Rohr has brilliantly introduced 12-step spirituality as a lens through which we can identify our "holes in the soul" and move into more authentic relationships with ourselves and with our Lord. Richard Rohr has brilliantly introduced 12-step spirituality as a lens through which we can identify our "holes in the soul" and move into more authentic relationships with ourselves and with our Lord. Helpful insights into the Twelve Step program, Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2017. The latest example is his new book, Fr. As much as I don't follow any religious man made dogma I was a little shocked at just how much Rohr made every attempt to bad mouth the church. The bible was right..'Why do you see the speck in your brothers eye when you don't notice the log in your own. Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. Nothing wrong with immanent God, but God is both immanent and transcendent to my mind. A friend from my Netherlands retreat recommended Richard Rohr to me. A Book Excerpt on Compassion. Format : PDF, ePUB, KF8, PDB, MOBI, AZW. In his book, Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr explores Twelve Step spirituality, identifying core Christian principles and connecting them to the gospels. Her poem Breathing Underwater became the title and theme of one of his most famous books. Additional gift options are available when buying one eBook at a time. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on August 13, 2020, This book stumped me....I love the 12 steps and believe its one of the most effective programmes out there that can be applied to any part of life. Something went wrong. An amazing love story, but also a story of hope, faith, and miracles. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Reviewed in the United Kingdom on October 17, 2016. what an amazing book. We are ALL addicts, because we're human and are addicted to our willful way of life, ruled and dominated by our ego and will. In all honesty I have not read the book in its entirety and I probably won't. This transformative ministry goes beyond piety and religious fervor and points out that compassion for others, not judgemental harangues and finger~pointing, is truly Christian. This item has a maximum order quantity limit. A great book for 12 steppers, their families and everyone else, Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2015. I really enjoy Richard Rohr's books and lessons. An unique one is the novel named Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps By Richard Rohr.This book gives the reader new knowledge and experience. Are your fears attracting toxic relationships? Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived. It makes the reader is easy to know the meaning of the contentof this book. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Being a physician and currently suffering the pain of a close family member who struggles with lifelong loss of esteem that has presented itself in later years seeking comfort through alcohol, I find this book to be of enormous insight and comfort in my own lostness, woundedness and healing. I came across a book several months ago by Richard Rohr, titled Breathing Under Water: ... And you learn to breathe underwater. There are so many people have been read this book. Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the 12 Steps. These promotions will be applied to this item: Some promotions may be combined; others are not eligible to be combined with other offers. It also analyzes reviews to verify trustworthiness. Thank you for making this available. Image Credit: Femme assise (Melancholy Woman, detail), Pablo Picasso, 1902-03, The Detroit Museum of Art. This is a very depressed individual and full of guilt and shame, I was hoping to bring about a more shameless and guiltless approach. Helpful insights into the Twelve Step program, Reviewed in the United States on December 13, 2017. Price: $35.41, ISBN: 9781616361570, In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction—from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin. So wise, so clearly put, without moralizing or patronizing, do read this, more than once! we come to see that it is our addiction to the lie of being unlovable and un forgiven that keeps us from God,WE are our own worst enemies .We are the problem and therefore cannot fix ourselves, we need a power greater than ourselves.The ego will do anything to keep us from God because God is a threat to it's existence. Best books by Richard Rohr include Hope Against Darkenss, and Things Hidden. The destructive impact of shame is exposed in the life of one man through ministry, corporate America, and family. You Are Enough: Is It Love or Your Need for Validation? Publisher's Summary. Fr. An exploration of the connections and parallels between Christian principles and the 12 Step Program. This is an amazing book for those on a spiritual path, particularly through the Twelve Steps, who struggle to find the God of Their Understanding"/Higher Power in the religious teachings and experiences they've encountered in life. This book demonstrates how Jesus came to set us free from ourselves and our ruinous lying and destructive will by offering an alternative way of living.. our addiction to the misery brought about by a false belief system means we live with depression ,anxiety eating disorders, alcoholism etc etc etc and somehow accept it as manageable pain .God isn't interested in managing our pain, he wants to set us free and sent Jesus to show us how. Thank you. Sure enough, he went over to his bookshelf, and brought me Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. Share "I am indeed saying that only people who have suffered in some way can save one another — exactly as the Twelve Step Program discovered. HTML spacer. .orange-text-color {color: #FE971E;} Explore your book, then jump right back to where you left off with Page Flip. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}Ask Alexa to read your book with Audible integration or text-to-speech. Shame Unmasked: Disarming the Hidden Driver Behind Our Destructive Decisions, Jesus and the Lost Goddess: The Secret Teachings of the Original Christians, The 10-Day Alcohol Detox Plan: Stop Drinking Easily & Safely (Self Help Book 1). He talks about a transformative, compassionate ministry based on compassion and giving to others. REGISTER. Reviewed in the United States on February 16, 2017. "Will help you live fuller and breathe easier." In "Breathing Under Water," Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin." come visit. The latest example is his new book, Fr. See all books authored by Richard Rohr, including Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, and Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer, and more on ThriftBooks.com. Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr O.F.M.. $9.80. Brief content visible, double tap to read full content. In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction—from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin. RRP $42.99 × Learn more Available on orders $80 to $2,000. It's long been my belief that if the rest of the world lived by the 12 Steps of AA and other Anonymous groups, the world would be a much better place. I certainly don't agree with all of his premises, but he points out how the Steps are very similar to the poinrs made in both the Old and New Testaments. A great book for 12 steppers, their families and everyone else, Reviewed in the United States on April 8, 2015. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Richard Rohr continues to guide us to greater wholeness. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. — National Catholic Reporter Breathing Under Water Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. [7] A Simple Program , 59.. Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. I think any lapsed Christian who has resentments towards religion would find healing in these pages. There was a problem loading your book clubs. Richard Rohr continues to guide us to greater wholeness. http://www.ChristianBookMix.comThis is the summary of Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps by Richard Rohr O.F.M.. The latest example is his new book, Breathing Under Water. We are ALL addicts, because we're human and are addicted to our willful way of life, ruled and dominated by our ego and will. Does this book contain quality or formatting issues? Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. See all books authored by Richard Rohr, including Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life, and Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer, and more on ThriftBooks.com. ByRichard Rohr. Reviewed in the United States on April 23, 2017. Richard Rohr on why only those who have suffered can save others in the same boat. Awesome and helpful. I find myself listening again and again and each time feel as if I'm listening for the first time, as his words resonate in a different way which seems appropriate at that particular time. This is not a book for alcoholics and drug addicts alone. In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction—from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin. Confession: I am a Christian, but I’m not an alcoholic (even though it runs in my family). Rohr helps bring reconciliation by humbly but clearly calling the church and "Christians" out when they have lost sight of or just plain missed the point of what Jesus was trying to teach. Book Review by Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat. Brilliant theologian makes Christian spirituality accessible, Reviewed in the United States on October 19, 2016. Richard Rohr’s book, Breathing Under Water, is required reading for this course and is not included in the course registration. However, Rohr wraps the Twelve Steps in the cloak of Christianity and talks about the role the Gospel can play in addressing a society that he sees as deteriorating from social addictions, as well as individual ones. In all honesty I have not read the book in its entirety and I probably won't. from an unpublished work. Give as a gift or purchase for a team or group. This book can help church members transform themselves and their churches to be more in line with the truly radical idea of loving one another. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Jesus without Christianity! And any die hard atheists and agnostics can see the words of Jesus in a way that he can be appreciated as a brilliant philosopher. There's a problem loading this menu right now. By Richard Rohr. Rohr's book is recognized as a spiritually, insightful interpretation of the Twelve Steps. Tbis is a beautiful treatise on rhe theology of the 12 Steps from the point of view of a Christian minister. During this time, I came across Richard Rohr's book "Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps and this is exactly what I … What I have read is a bit disjointed and I have great difficulty with the way he words things. Great title - from a previously unpublished poem which he quotes at the start of his book - Father Richard Rohr explains how AA's 12 steps is a programme that achieves the impossible. This transformative ministry goes beyond piety and religious fervor and points out that compassion for others, not judgemental harangues and finger~pointing, is truly Christian. This companion journal contains reflections, discussion questions, and room for your own notes to help you explore the process in a way that's relevant and meaningful in your own life. Integrate Twelve-Step wisdom into your daily life through reading, reflection, and engagement with Richard Rohr’s book, Breathing Under Water: Spirituality and the Twelve Steps; Deepen your awareness of “stinking thinking” as the universal addiction and explore its … Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. Author : Richard Rohr. So much so, sometimes I couldn't decide if it was about the 12 steps or taking a stab at Christianity. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Were he more clear, I don't think this we be my understanding (I have read Rohr before). ', Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 25, 2017. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. Redemption links and eBooks cannot be resold. © AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine--. In this exploration, Richard draws parallels between Christian principles and AA's Twelve Steps, connecting AA's Big Book with the Gospel. Richard Rohr continues to guide us to greater wholeness. Account & Lists Account Returns & Orders. Reviewed in the United States on September 30, 2018. Richard Rohr Books Books To Read My Books Breathing Underwater Spiritual Formation Thing 1 Book Recommendations Breathe Religion. ISBN 13 : 9780281075133. Rohr Underwater Richard Book By Breathing Of Review. -- National Catholic Reporter (Read … Breathing Underwater by Father Richard Rohr, 9780006896111, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. To survive the tidal wave of compulsive behavior and addiction, Christians must learn to breathe under water and discover God's love and compassion. Richard Rohr, in his book Breathing Under Water, quotes John 8:32 ‘the truth will set you free’ but adds ‘but first it tends to make you miserable .’ Acknowledging our own failures makes us sad. 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