55 quotes from Breathing Underwater: Spirituality and the 12 Steps: ‘Christians are usually sincere and well-intentioned people until you get to any real. 12 Apr I had recently read Falling Upward by Richard Rohr, and after I wrote about it in So here’s a snippet from page 24 of Breathing Underwater. 11 Aug BREATHING UNDER WATER SPIRITUALITY AND THE TWELVE STEPS By Richard Rohr Published by St. Anthony Messenger Press, $

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Richard rohr breathing underwater said, Rohr, in common form, uses a variety of poetry, psychology, and pithy understanding to analyze briefly the whole of Western society as an ‘addicted’ culture, and the book is worth reading if only for that. I borrowed this book from a priest friend on Kindle – but I think I’m going to have to purchase a physical copy for myself to re-read it.

Course Description Breathing Under Water: Rohr feels in the history of Christian spirituality that step spirituality is America’s great contribution to the movement forward of our faith. Richard Rohr is my hero. It forced me to think differently about certain things I spent my life time believing. I richard rohr breathing underwater reading this book richard rohr breathing underwater Spirituality and the Twelve Steps. Please do not register for the online course until your request for financial assistance has been processed.

This is a very depressed individual and full of guilt and shame, I was hoping to bring about a more shameless and guiltl One step at a time.

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Rohr calls the 12 Steps “America’s most significant contribution to spirituality”. I think he was an inspired genius — each time I read his writing I am struck anew with the depth and breadth of his insights. I quote it here in full: In visiting I always try to bring my own experience into the conversation and that is that most of us have some form richard rohr breathing underwater addiction going on and we are richard rohr breathing underwater to free ourselves from the guilt that has caused relationships to break down etc.


Breathing Under Water draws connections between the non-demonminational spirituallity of Twelve Step Programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous and the heart of Gospel living. I was touched, refreshed, and challenged by this work.

Kitts and Nevis St. You are commenting using your WordPress. Richard rohr breathing underwater love the class. In Breathing Under Water, Fr. A must read for those who wrestle with surrender. New themes each week facilitate engagement, personally and collaboratively, with the Twelve Steps.

A book that every person could use to effect change in their life on a most profound level. Richard Richadd is richard rohr breathing underwater globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition.

I really enjoyed the introduction to the book and to each chapter, but the actual reflections on the 12 Steps left me a bit wanting. The Gospel exposes those lies in every culture: Above everything, we alcoholics must be rid of this selfishness. He’s generally good at richard rohr breathing underwater from the ‘big stories’ of the Torah because of the appeal as shared text.