by Richard Rohr with Mike Morrell
“What if changing our perception of God
has the potential to change everything?”
ABOUT THE DIVINE DANCE
God is not what most people think. Visions of an angry, distant moral scorekeeper or a supernatural santa claus handing out cosmic lottery tickets to those who attend the right church or say the right prayer dominate our culture. For many others, God has become irrelevant or simply unbelievable. The Divine Dance explores the early Christian image of the Trinity: perichoresis, a circle dance. The unending flow of giving and receiving between Father, Son, and Spirit is the pattern of reality. God is not only a dancer, but the Dance itself! We’re all invited to participate into the rhythms of New Creation. This book is a welcome meditation for long-time followers of Father Richard and a perfect introduction to his life and work for new readers. Drawing from familiar themes and introducing a number of hands-on practices, Fr. Rohr (with Mike Morrell) provides a new lens for transformative experiences with God.
PRAISE FOR THE DIVINE DANCE
“Richard Rohr is one of the great spiritual masters of our time, indeed of any time. The Trinity will of course always remain a profound mystery, but after reading Father Rohr’s book, you will experience it as a mystery that can, and will, transform your life.”
JAMES MARTIN, SJ – Author, Jesus: A Pilgrimage
“The Divine Dance sketches a beautiful choreography for a life well lived. In our joy or our pain, true life is always relational, a flow, a dance.”
Global Activist & Artist
“The Divine Dance is a joyful plunge into what is often dry academic mystery. Richard Rohr shares his exploration into the sacred and challenges us all to come along on the nourishing journey to community.”
Simone Campbell, SSS
Author, A Nun on the Bus
“The Divine Dance is an example of why Rohr has had such a profound influence on so many Christians seeking to balance reason and mystery, action and contemplation, not to mention faith and real life.”
Pastor & Author
“This is Richard in peak form, doing what he does best: showing you how the best ideas for the future have actually been here, in the Jesus tradition, the whole time. Our favorite Franciscan has done it again!”
Author, Love Wins
Father Richard Rohr is a globally recognized teacher and the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, The Naked Now, Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. A Franciscan priest, he is the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC.org) and is Academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard’s teaching is grounded in Franciscan practices of contemplation and self-emptying, expressing themselves in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized.
Mike Morrell is the Communications Director for the Integral Theology think tank Presence International, cofounder of The Buzz Seminar, and a founding organizer of the justice, arts, and spirituality Wild Goose Festival. He is also a futurist, an avid writer, freelance journalist, author coach, publishing consultant, and the curator of the book-reviewing community at TheSpeakeasy.info. You can read his ongoing exploration of Spirit, Culture, and Permaculture at MikeMorrell.org. Mike lives with his wife and two daughters in North Carolina.
“The Divine Dance is a celebration of Relationship.”
PAUL YOUNG, AUTHOR OF THE SHACK