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Falling Upward Book Study

So often we spend the first half of our lives trying to make something of ourselves, trying to rise to the top, and seeking security for ourselves.  Then, we get to the second half of our lives and we’re just not sure what to do, or who we are, or what a spirituality for the second half of life should look like.

Richard Rohr, a Catholic priest, has written a great book called Falling Upward, that deals with these exact things. It’s a book that helps those of us in the second half of life learn what it looks like build a spiritual foundation that helps us in our ongoing spiritual growth; how we can take the mistakes of our past and use them as springboards for a deeper future, and what it means to truly fall upward.

We will gather together and talk about this book for the four Wednesdays in June. We’ll meet at 7 p.m. at the church and discuss these important topics together. This will be a challenging study. It will involve some deep and challenging reading that must be done before each class. If you’re looking for an easy study that doesn’t take much outside work, this is not the study for you (we’ll have more studies like that soon). If you’re willing to put in some tough work that will pay great rewards, then we hope you’ll join us. While everyone is welcome, this study is best for those who are 45 and older.

If you think you’d like to be a part of this study, or if you have questions, please let Pastor Scott know.


  1. Kim Beane says:

    How long will each meeting be? From 7 pm until when? Also, if we plan to do it, do we just get the book on our own? How much is to be read for the first meeting?

    1. Scott Osterberg says:

      Each meeting will be about 1 hour. We have ordered several books, so you can get one from us if you’d like on Sunday. Before the first meeting, we hope everyone will read the introduction and the first 3 chapters. We’ll send out an email with lots more information to everyone who signs up for the class.

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