"How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For and
'I cannot put this book down' - Bono In his decades as a
globally recognized teacher,
has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters
of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially
talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was
Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’ last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our
understanding has been limited by culture, religious squabbling, and the human
tendency to put ourselves at the centre.
Drawing on scripture, history
and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ
as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. ‘God loves things
by becoming them,' he writes, and Jesus’ life was meant to declare that humanity
has never been separate from God – except by its own negative choice. When we
recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God,
and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us and in
everyone we meet.
Thought-provoking, practical and full of deep hope and
vision, The Universal
is a landmark book from one of our most beloved
spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves
all that is.