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The Freedom of Letting Go

One of Fr. Rohr’s bestselling books, this revised and updated edition teaches us a receptivity to the revelation of God and shows how seeking to embrace our inner powerlessness can lead us into community with the poor and suffering.

St. Francis’s ancient call to the simple life of freedom and happiness, as seen by America’s foremost Franciscan.
This collection of essays explores ways to:

Recognize your radical dependence on others
Understand why less is more
Break through to contemplation
Experience deeper spiritual freedom
Embrace the feminine and masculine aspects of God
Find renewed energy to contribute to justice in the world

Reviews and endorsements

“We encounter Rohr at his best, offering insightful comments on a wide variety of issues, from feminism to the men’s movement, from Enneagram to the Twelve Steps."
Spiritual Books News


“Once again Rohr presents his prophetic message with authority, sincerity, and strength.”
Sisters Today


"You'll find much here to enrich the daily attempt to live a Christian life."


It will assist those who are struggling to find meaning in personal prayer, but do not know where to turn when their own words fail or cannot speak the deepest desires of their souls.


“Rohr’s kind of contemplation is an adventure in the wilderness, letting God call me by name and take me to a deeper place of peace that the world cannot give.”
St. Anthony Messenger


“Rohr has a unique ability to present a radical, up-to-date, prophetic call to his listeners while assuring them of God’s embracing love.”
The Mennonite

Paperback / 192 pages
Dimensions: 5 3/8 x 8 1/4