Immortal Diamond

  • by Richard Rohr
  • Narrated by Kevin Pierce
  • 5 hrs and 52 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Dissolve the distractions of ego to find our authentic selves in God.
In his best-selling book Falling Upward, Richard Rohr talked about ego (or the False Self) and how it gets in the way of spiritual maturity. But if there's a False Self, is there also a True Self? What is it? How is it found? Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with the spiritual journey? This book likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation.


Shows how to navigate spiritually difficult terrain with clear vision and tools to uncover our True Selves
Written by Father Richard Rohr, the best-selling author of Falling Upward
Examines the fundamental issues of who we are and helps us on our path of spiritual maturity
Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr's inimitable style.

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Immortal diamond but..

It may seem unfair to criticise the narrator at the expense of the book: 1) The book continues Richard's fascinating and encouraging exploration of the True Self/Soul or whatever we choose to call it, literally inspirational.

2) Unfortunately the medium is the massage and this reader mars the message; perhaps time constraints prevented Richard reading his own work? This reader mangles Julian of Nor-Wich, and his Theilard de Chardin defeats him, he was not up to the subtlety of the writing.

In the spirit of the book, I do not condemn him but know he tried his best (this is not meant sarcastically or insincerely)
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- Patrick

KEVIN PIERCE A BAD VOICE FOR THIS BOOK

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

I cannot put down this book because its content is so profound. However, in my opinion the voice of Kevin Pierce is grossly mismatched to the content of the book. It seems to me that the reading of this book is merely a task to be done for PIERCE. There is no heart in this reading. There is a quality of 'rush' about it. There are no appropriate pauses or silences. The voice grates on my ears. I do not think i can state this strongly enough. I am sure Pierce's voice is suited to other say more racy titles but not to this book
My recommendation is that AUDIBLE re-record the audible version, with the voice of Richard Rohr himself. The content of this book is too important to let the reading of it hinder its message. Please do let me know if and when you do this.
Dr Nimmi Hutnik


How did the narrator detract from the book?

In my opinion the voice of Kevin Pierce is grossly mismatched to the content of the book. It seems to me that the reading of this book is merely a task to be done for PIERCE. There is no heart in this reading. There is a quality of 'rush' about it. There are no appropriate pauses or silences. The voice grates on my ears. I do not think I can state this strongly enough. I am sure Pierce's voice is suited to other say more racy titles but not to this book
My recommendation is that AUDIBLE re-record the audible version, with the voice of Richard Rohr himself. The content of this book is too important to let the reading of it hinder its message. Please do let me know if and when you do this.
Dr Nimmi Hutnik


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- Nimmi Hutnik

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-01-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios