Silent Compassion: Finding God in Contemplation

published by Franciscan Media | Trade Paperback | 96 pages
$ 14.99
In Silent Compassion: Finding God in Contemplation, Rohr focuses on finding God in the depths of silence, and shares that the divine silence is more than the absence of noise. That silence has a life of its own, in which we are invited into its living presence, wholeness of being, and peace it brings. This silence can absorb paradoxes, contradictions, and the challenges of life, he says, connecting us with the great chain of being. Rohr adds that while different faiths use different languages and different words, all major religions have come at the mystery of God as a dynamic flow—God as communion, God as relationships. Silence then becomes that common place for all.The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.Stock #: B36757

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Customer Reviews

Based on 36 reviews
Greg Nelson
My highlighter got a workout

Having practiced Centering Prayer for over ten years, I am aware that it goes in streaks. "Silent Compassion" knit together many strands which had come loose. Fr Rohr's expertise and decades of open-hearted practice of listening to God are obvious in his distilled observations and succinct descriptions. This short book illuminates contemplation more clearly than a shelfful of works striving to "get it". Maybe this book is not for the beginner, but I pray that all people stay with contemplation long enough to enjoy Fr Rohr's wisdom as much as I did.

Mary Jorgensen-Bacher
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James Pierson
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Fr. Richard Rohr is a globally recognized ecumenical teacher bearing witness to the universal awakening within Christian mysticism and the Perennial Tradition. He is a Franciscan priest of the New Mexico Province and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation (CAC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Fr. Richard's teaching is grounded in the Franciscan alternative orthodoxy—practices of contemplation and lived kenosis (self-emptying), expressing itself in radical compassion, particularly for the socially marginalized. Fr. Richard is the author of numerous books, including Everything Belongs, Adam’s Return, The Naked Now, Breathing Under WaterFalling UpwardImmortal Diamond, and Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi. Fr. Richard is academic Dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation. Drawing upon Christianity's place within the Perennial Tradition, the mission of the Living School is to produce compassionate and powerfully learned individuals who will work for positive change in the world based on awareness of our common union with God and all beings. Visit for more information.

Product Type:  Book

Item Number:  #B36757

ISBN:  9781616367572

Publication Date:  01/22/2014

BISAC:  RELIGION/Spirituality

Imprint:  Franciscan Media

Trim Size:  139.7 mm X 165.1 mm X 6.35 mm
(Approx. 5.5 in X 6.5 in X 0.24 in X )

Pages:  96

List Price:  $ 14.99