In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help us understand the two different halves of life.
Hopefully in reading this we will be able to see that those who have fallen, failed, or “gone down” are the only ones who understand “up.” Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole point of this book is exactly the opposite. What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as “falling upward.” In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain.
This important book explores the counterintuitive message that we grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doing right–a fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life. Isn’t that a way that gives us hope? (Based on Amazon.com Review)