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Revelations of Divine Love

By: Julian of Norwich
Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
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Summary

On May 8, 1373, 30-year-old Julian of Norwich, sick and near death, had a series of visions of Christ. In these 16 visions she learnt about God's loving nature. God in Julian's visions was not angry and wrathful. Instead, the three properties of God were presented as life, love and light, and all of His creation was good, including his servant, man. In Julian's version, Man is not to blame for his sin; instead it is something that he must experience and overcome in his spiritual journey with God.

The version of Christian theology presented in Revelations of Divine Love - the first published book in English attributed to a woman - was highly liberal and incredibly progressive for its time. The book contains some of the most profound spiritual writing ever written and remains a perennial favorite among Christians.

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Excellent

A wonderful translation. I started reading/studying Julian of Norwich in 2004, 15 years have gone by! I wholeheartedy recommend this translation, it flows, it sounds good and is quite beautiful. It reminds me of Carmen Acevedo Butcher's translation of The Cloud of Unknowing, a marvellous companion-piece, I dare to suggest.

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A book like no other

I think it is now three times that I have listened to this audiobook. I intend to start listening to it again. Not every day but as a background to my life, which is what it has become. It is so deep and full. I will never grow out of it or become tired of it. I hope to listen on a roll perhaps for ever.

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Divine Love

Beautifully read, modern translation of Julian's visions if God's love for us. God's all encompassing love for His creation and people that she interprets from the 14th century is a message we all should hear.

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Interesting

An interesting book, especially given the author.
It's a shame the narrator performed it as if it were a Mills and Boon novel for some reason.

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  • Adeliese Baumann
  • 03-08-18

Extraordinary narration, questionable translation

I could scarcely imagine a more captivating, charming narrator than Katie Scarfe for this incredible book. I adore Julian and her message of love. However, I was not aware that this was the Mirabai Starr translation, which is no deeper than the plot of a feel-good movie. The translation, if you can call it that, glosses over difficult linguistic and conceptual realities in favor of an upbeat modernization. The result is a shallow, overly simplistic rendering. Had I know this, I wouldn't have purchased it. So five stars for extraordinary narration, five stars for Julian's original message, and one star for translation.

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  • Carolyn Berghuis
  • 30-09-18

Beautiful Revelation of Truth

This book will leave you knowing you are precious, protected, and wholly loved by God. You will not be the same person after reading this book that you were before you began it if you allow Julian’s revelations to enter in your heart. I highly recommend this book if you are seeking to deepen your relationship with God.

Carolyn Berghuis, MS, ND, CTN

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  • Janet Matthews
  • 07-12-21

LOVE

This is an amazing book. I love this new translation and the narrator is PERFECT. I listened to it and immediately started it over and listened again. As an aspiring mystic I have been reading everything I can find on the subject. While this is not a "how to" like some others (e.g. St. Teresa), it is so inspiring and I could feel the love of God as I listened. Just a wonderful experience.

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  • LS
  • 12-07-21

A True Gem

These revelations serve the highest purpose, to bring our souls closer to God till we become One with the Divine. It is so rich, so nurturing, so inspiring! Bless God, Yeshua, the Divine Mother and Julian of Norwich for this blessed gift for humanity.

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  • Thomas Allsteadt
  • 02-01-21

The mystical love of God

Well done. It is difficult to read the old language, but here, it is easily listened too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 25-11-22

a marvel

I cannot believe I can be here, listening to this book at the tap of my fingers, from an author in the 1300s, sharing her deep wisdom and documenting her near-death experience for someone several hundred years into the future. I am in awe at her wisdom, at how beautiful and revolutionary her visions are, and that we can simply hit play and listen to them today.

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  • Kraig
  • 04-10-22

Julian's Theology is Catholic

I first heard of this book through Sarah Clarkson's writing. I love the quote,
"All shall be well
and all shall be well,
and all manner of things shall be well"
- so much so I made an embroidery of it, ha! Listening to this book though I feel like it was a running stream of repetitive thought that was just very Catholic. Coming from a different faith background, I felt like there was so much emphasis placed on Christ's crucifixion, holy church and Mary. Very little to no emphasis placed on how we are redeemed to live a righteous life, one of faith and trust. And how Christ is risen and stated at His father's right hand. Excellent narrator. Just felt it was very hard to stay focused. And my goodness this woman loved to count, every other sentence is about a number... "then I was shown three things... this came to me in five ways... then seven truths were given to me." Anyways, book just wasn't for me. I think Amy Carmichael's writing has a lot more meat.

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  • Karmapolisa
  • 10-07-22

Love it

Uplifting and fascinating. Julian of Norwich might be my favorite Christian Mystic. I also think being an anchorite is a fascinating existence.