Revelations of Divine Love

  • by Julian of Norwich
  • Narrated by Pam Ward
  • 5 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A classic work of English mysticism, Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love is an account of 16 divine visions and her meditations on them. She puts forth her ideas of God as a lover or divine love.Julian's revelations, experienced while suffering from a serious illness, may be dismissed as simple hallucinations or could be regarded as true divine visions from God. Regardless of what one might believe, "Revelations of Divine Love" is an important historical work of Christian theology.

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Life changing book, but you have to work at it

I read a lot, around 75 books a year. This is one of the most compelling , perceptive and thought provoking books I have read in the last 20 years. BUT I could wish Audible had chosen to issue a different translation. This is the 1901 translation from Old English, which sounds manageable, but the translator seems to have imagined how people might have spoken in ye olden days, had they used modern vocab, and tried to reproduce it! That's what makes it a hard read. I've read extracts in other translations and as non fiction goes it's a page turner. Not so this edition.

I am going to buy it again in another edition, maybe I'll find one on Kindle. I wanted a human reader first off, but synthetic audio on a version without the words 'weel', 'meed' and 'forsooth' etc would be preferable. I never had to look up so many words in what is supposedly my own language!

The high star rating is for the book. They are not straight 5s because of the translation, and because there are no chapter markers, which makes navigation very hard.

Audible, please give us a better edition. I will buy it without reservation. This is a masterwork, let it shine.
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- R. Vigor

Extraordinary Text - Not just for Christians!

Beautifully expresses the nature of man and God. To think it is probably the first book written in English by a woman is mind blowing too. Wonderfully read by Pam Ward.
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- S. Nanra

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-11-2009
  • Publisher: christianaudio.com