A Vision for a Deeper Human and Christian Maturity
by Ronald Rolheiser
"When Ron Rolheiser writes, it is clear, compelling, and challenging, plus it is about issues that matter to the soul. Well, here he does it again—and does it well!"
—Fr. Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contempation
Beloved author Ronald Rolheiser continues his search for an accessible and penetrating Christian spirituality in this highly anticipated follow-up to the contemporary classic, The Holy Longing.
"The most challenging aspect of mature discipleship is accepting and living out the fact that our lives are not our own, but that we belong to community and to a reality larger than ourselves."
"Ronald Rolheiser is one of the great Christian spiritual writers of our time..." —James Martin, SJ
Maturation is a lifelong journey with different phases, human and spiritual. What are the seasons of life and what are the stages of discipleship?
God loves us unconditionally in our imperfections, and yet invites us to love not in a merely human way, but in a truly divine way.
Rolheiser sees the gift of self in two ways: in learning to give of our lives, we are preparing to give of our deaths.
Phil Fox Rose
Sacred Fire is an invaluable resource brimming with reassurances, advice and thoughtful proddings about those spiritual challenges that can emerge later on the spiritual journey of life.
Without a condemnatory or critical tone in his voice, Rolheiser dares the Mature Disciple to aspire to be more than just good, but to be a saint.
Sacred Fire provides numerous tips, insights, a bevy of powerful quotes, and loads of time-tested wisdom to help normalize my situation and to give me permission to accept, own, and breathe into my reality with grace and assurance.
I was delighted when Catholic spiritual writer Ronald Rolheiser placed the act of blessing at the heart of mature spirituality.