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Adam's Return

The Five Promises of Male Spirituality
Narrated by: Richard Rohr
Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
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Boys become men in much the same way across cultures, by integrating, through experience, each of five messages: Life is hard; You are not that important; Your life is not about you; You are not in control; You are going to die. Our culture has done everything in its power, it seems, to move away from this ancient wisdom. Men are lured away to dominate through money, sex, power, consumerism—and never really become men.

In this audiobook, spiritual master Richard Rohr reintroduces us to male wisdom in a way that will engage anyone who is a man, who is mentoring a young man, or who wants to understand men better, in a language being used in retreats around the globe.

©2004 Richard Rohr (P)2006 St. Anthony Messenger Press

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Brilliant insight into male spirituality

I really enjoyed listening to Father Richard Rohr's thoughts on the importance of male initiation and spirituality. The ideas he shared resonated with me from my own experience. It would have been a great to have someone explain some of these insights to me 30 years ago when I was a young man. I recommend it as essential reading for men looking for meaning and purpose in their life and faith journey.

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  • Otto Macpherson
  • 28-07-2016

ground breaking

I've not only learned about male initiation spirituality , but also about how to engage in a spiritual life. This is targeted not only for catholics or Christians, but all who want to pursue God in their lives.

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  • Mike Mo
  • 26-08-2017

Good for the soul

I must admit, at moments, this was deeper then I could receive. I believe, however, that I've gotten to a place in my life where I understand that God is graciously slowly opening my mind and heart to His truths. So with that, I pressed on and I'm glad I did. Much like when I was a child, I didn't always understand what the pastor was say, but ever now and then, something made sense. I believe that is God. To be clear, with this book, it wasn't every now and then. This book is packed full of easy to digest truths that every man needs to hear. Listen to this book, consider its call to reclaim your manhood and press on. I don't know you, but I'm praying for you. You don't know me, but I could use your prayers as well.

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  • Garridon
  • 14-08-2017

If you're ready for it, it's life-changing

Where does Adam's Return rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I've listened to dozens and dozens of audiobooks, and this one ranks among the top-five, easily.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Adam's Return?

This question is not really applicable, IMO.

Which character – as performed by Richard Rohr – was your favorite?

These questions do not apply to this book...

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

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Any additional comments?

This is a great book and Richard Rohr narrates his work extremely well. I wish he performed more of his titles! He is an excellent author that writes in ways that penetrate into comprehension and relativity across different levels of intellect and that breaks down constructs of categorization that have became barriers to deeper understanding... let's just say you should read this book, and any others of R. Rohr's that you can get your hands on!

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  • minou
  • 21-05-2012

looking for spiritual insights

If you could sum up Adam's Return in three words, what would they be?

inspiring,sincere,involving

If you’ve listened to books by Richard Rohr before, how does this one compare?

I like this author very much, this book is more creative than others, the idea itself is an original one

Have you listened to any of Richard Rohr’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

i have listened to many books of R.Rhor, I choose this one out of curiosity

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

when he says that a wisw man is one who walks with you as if travelling together

Any additional comments?

i didn ' t finish to listen to this book yet but i am pushed forward

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  • andrew
  • 19-08-2019

Pro maleness without any anti woman.

Spiritual and practical at the same time if you are not on a spiritual search right now. Fr. Rohr draws heavily on the practicality of Jung and ups the game. It’s ok to be a man with a mans behaviors and urges but to be a fully integrated man you need to not only be a warrior but also a wise man/king/lover etc. He talks about how men can become more gentle in old age and women find strength and if they both do this with love and properly they both come out better (If not - midlife crisis and the death of relationships).

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  • G. M. Gerloff
  • 27-02-2019

uhmmm

I enjoyed the last chapter of the audio book, but getting to it was tedious. the experience was somewhere between "That's kind of weird" and "Why am I still listening to this?" As a pastor, I try to reach outside the "norm." Most of this was just weird.

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