I have a theory that the “best” books are the one’s we need, when we need them. And Richard Rohr’s Falling Upward: A Spirituality for the Two Halves of Life definitely fit the bill for me last year.
There were so many “Ah-ha“, “Yes, that’s it“, “I need to think about that” moments. I’ve never done so much highlighting and annotating in my Kindle reader before. There is a lot of wisdom and truth to be found here.
There were also some disappointments. I thought some of his exegesis was terribly sloppy and some of his theology was terribly liberal. He might counter that my exegesis is too literal and theology too conservative.
But either way, I imagine us meeting and being friends – although perhaps that’s the sense you get whenever you read an author you so deeply resonate with.
Have you read a book recently that felt like more than just a book?
* If you’d like to borrow this book for two weeks, let me know and I’ll be glad to send it your way.