Introduction vii 1 The Two Halves of Life 1 2 The Hero and the Heroine's Journey 15 3 The First Half of Life 29 4 The Tragic Sense of Life 41 5 Stumbling over the Stumbling Stone 55 6 Necessary Suffering 69 7 Home and Homesickness 85 8 Amnesia and the Big Picture 101 9 A Second Simplicity 115 10 A Bright Sadness 127 11 The Shadowlands 139 12 New Problems and New Directions 153 13 Falling Upward 167 The Author 181
Fr. Richard Rohr is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province. He founded the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1986, where he presently serves as founding director. Fr. Rohr is the author of more than twenty books, an internationally known speaker, and a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines and the CAC's quarterly journal, Radical Grace.