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Tenth Anniversary Edition

“Brother Rohr may just take you to places you’ve both avoided and longed for, to truth, union, joy, laughter, and, greatest of all, to your own precious self, here on earth with us, child of God.” (Anne Lamott, from the foreword)

We all suffer from unhealthy dependencies that we continually return to in hopes of having a better life. But after yet another TV show is streamed or another drink is swallowed, we find we once again feel worse, not better, than we did before. Where is the hope for that fully awakened life we long to live? 

World-renowned author Richard Rohr says we can only be healed and find true fulfillment by facing our dependencies head-on. In Breathing Under Water, he will guide you to: 

  • Disentangle from cultural cycles of sin and emptiness.
  • Discover how to get free from your personal toxic dependencies.
  • Learn how the Twelve Step program can supplement Christian teaching.
  • Find compassion for others and yourself.
  • Enjoy a deeper spiritual life, feeling certain of God’s love for you.

Those who are ready to break negative patterns and experience greater internal freedom will find bold hope and transformation in this insightful book.

©2021 Father Richard Rohr, OFM (P)2021 Franciscan Media

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Incredible Insight

Saint Francis hit a home run with this one. Spirituality For Dummies---
like me. TRUTH AND PLAIN TALK.
No maudlin weepy proselytizing here.
In Sum: Illegitimi non carborundum!

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Great book.

Great book with loving spiritual guidance & information for those who may struggle with addiction or just general life navigation.

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Very Insightful Book On 12 Steps of AA

Richard Rohr sees the 12 steps of aa in a new and fresh and uplifting way. Enjoy, I truly did!

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Spectacular!

Insightful, articulate, hopeful Interpretation of the 12 steps (and addiction itself) as a path to salvation.

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Powerful!

Loved it! Powerful and left me wanting to buy another one of his books! This didn't disappoint.

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psychobabble - obscure and needlessly technical.

dont waste your money. merging an organization, where one can name their pagan non-existent god with the GREAT "I AM"?

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outstandingly well written

why did I wait so long to listen to the excellently presented ? Awesome