The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation

Invitation to a Dance

The Trinity is supposed to be the central, foundational doctrine of our entire Christian belief system, yet we're often told that we shouldn't attempt to understand it because it is a "mystery." Should we presume to try to breach this mystery? If we could, how would it transform our relationship with God and renew our lives?

The word Trinity is not found in the New Testament—it wasn't until the third century that early Christian father Tertullian coined it—but the idea of Father, Son, and Holy Spirit was present in Jesus' life and teachings and from the very beginning of the Christian experience.

In the pages of this book, internationally recognized teacher Richard Rohr circles around this most paradoxical idea as he explores the nature of God—circling around being an apt metaphor for this mystery we're trying to apprehend. Early Christians who came to be known as the "Desert Mothers and Fathers" applied the Greek verb perichoresis to the mystery of the Trinity. The best translation of this odd–sounding word is dancing. Our word choreography comes from the same root. Although these early Christians gave us some highly conceptualized thinking on the life of the Trinity, the best they could say, again and again, was, Whatever is going on in God is a flow—it's like a dance.

But God is not a dancer—He is the dance itself. That idea might sound novel, but it is about as traditional as you can get. God is the dance itself, and He invites you to be a part of that dance. Are you ready to join in?

Title:The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781629117294
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  • Tom Cox

    Disclaimer, I work for the publisher of this book and worked on the manuscript. I have never reviewed one of our books on Goodreads before. I spend so much time in them and, in my personal life, I lik...

  • James

    I had three reasons for picking up The Divine Dance: The Trinity and Your Transformation. First, it is about the Trinity and how belief in the triune Godhead is a game changer. There are few topics wh...

  • Amos Smith

    The Trinity is hugely important in the twenty first century. In my opinion The Trinity and the Incarnation are the doctrinal core of Christian Mystical Tradition. They are a wake-up call from arroganc...

  • Tony

    I’ve often read a book and enjoyed it so much that I’ve wanted to read it straight through again - but I’ve very rarely actually done it. This book is the exception: I’ve just read it straight...

  • Ellie

    A powerful look at Trinitarian spirituality. I found it revitalized my prayer life and energized my entire spiritual/daily life. There are some wonderful exercises at the end to practice this spiritua...

  • Lee G

    Wordy & repetitive. Like a dull, uninspired sermon put on endless repeat. Time better spent reading the Gospel! Read another reviewer & his description of “fuzzy mystic speak” is perfect. It is th...

  • Maureen Russell

    Wow, incredible book. A must read for any Western Protestant or Evangelical. A hopeful read for the skeptic. It is now in my top 5 favorite non-fictions, and has joined my small "To Read Again" list. ...

  • Jess

    need to reread!!...

  • Matt Mcmanus

    The Christian doctrine of the Trinity is a mystery; a commonly accepted Christian truth that is rationally incomprehensible. In The Divine Dance, Richard Rohr attempts to explain it in a way that feel...

  • Amy Neftzger

    This was a great read. Rohr pulls the reader out of our modern cultural perspective to view the Trinity from the perspective of relationship, rather than a hierarchical power structure. This is not a ...