I have been listening to this audiobook whilst commuting to work when my brain is at its most receptive. I have been amazed by the way Richard Rohr has made links from Christianity to so many non-Christian approaches to the strengthening of both. I was attracted to the title given my interest in Donald Winnicott and Alice Miller who have both explored the concepts of true self and false self from psychotherapeutic perspectives. Rohr's theological explorations of the soul's transitions to and from true self and false self include ideas from many people I had previously overlooked (e.g. Etty Hillesum and Thomas Merton)or who I had read and passed by (e.g. Eckhart Tolle and Ken Wilber). He also provided some novel (to me) interpretations of Scripture starting with an inspiring exegesis of St. John's gospel. Rich in psychology and healing as well as theology Rohr's lectures reminded me of the Methodist theologian Leslie D. Weatherhead. Unlike Weatherhead however, Rohr maintains a traditional Catholic stance that will be welcomed by many 'true believers' open to some radical 'shaking of the foundations' of their faith.
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