Revelations of Divine Love

Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
4.8 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)

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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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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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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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  • Patrick
  • 01-30-19

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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  • graci
  • 08-02-20

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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  • christopher copping
  • 02-16-20

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.