Item description for All Will be Well: 30 Days With a Great Spiritual Teacher (30 Days With) by Julian of Norwich, John Kirvan & Caroline Myss...
Overview Each book in the Thirty Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher series provides a month of daily readings from one of Christianity's most beloved spiritual guides. For each day there is a brief and accessible morning meditation drawn from the mystic's writings, a simple mantra for use throughout the day, and a night prayer to focus one's thoughts as the day ends. These easy-to-use books are the perfect prayer companion for busy people who want to root their spiritual practice in the solid ground of. . .
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Studio: Ave Maria Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.04" Width: 5" Height: 0.32" Weight: 0.28 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2008
Publisher Ave Maria Press
Series 30 Days With
ISBN 1594711518 ISBN13 9781594711510
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More About Julian of Norwich, John Kirvan & Caroline Myss
Julian of Norwich (c.1342-c.1416) is considered one of the greatest English mystics, and thought to be the first woman to have written a book in the English language. She was an anchoress at the church of St Julian, Norwich, where she received her sixteen visions. Jeremy Begbie is Thomas A. Langford Research Professor in Theology, Duke University, Associate Principal of Ridley Hall, Cambridge and Affiliated Lecturer, Faculty of Music and Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.
Julian of Norwich was born in 1342 and died in 1416.
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Reviews - What do customers think about All Will be Well: 30 Days With a Great Spiritual Teacher?
Huh? Maybe not for Christian Fundamentalists! Jul 10, 2008
I was a bit dazzled by D. Hunt's comments and had to provide an alternative viewpoint because this gem of a small booklet really deserves a wide readership. (Did we read the same book!?)
I guess writings about the extravagant, omnipotent love of Christ are just too much to take for some Christians. After all, how often have we been taught that God is not nurturing nor tender towards us but imposingly Holy, impassively stern and like a consuming fire. (A bit hard to relate to though!) I guess we need to go back to the divine woodshed! I am puzzled what D. Hunt would have wanted included in the booklet to avoid this "mutated offense" to Julian.
I found this is a wonderful introduction to Julian's complete book "the Revelations of Divine Love". You'll encounter a God of absolute love and compassion, who has fully secured our everlasting wellbeing in Christ. This is a God and living Christ you'll find approachable and inviting, embracing us in the fullness of our frail and sinful humanity.
Certainly Julian and the editor (BTW, Caroline Myss was not the editor or compiler, she simply wrote the forward) have no illusions that we don't seriously wrestle with our sin but what is the emancipating dynamic that delivers us from that condition? The inexhaustive, omnipotent love of God that rescues, forgives and absolutely transforms. Labeling this "New Age palatability" makes me wonder how this crucial dimension of the Christian gospel message could be so misconstrued. (And also, what is "generic" about the stunning, wondrous love of God? Try Ephesians 3.14-21 for starters.)
Because this is a collection of excerpts from the larger book, one may want to move on to one of the many excellent translations of the whole writings for Julian's wider perspective. The larger book certainly has "showings" with a harder edge but still the prominent theme remains Christ's gracious, sustaining love.
One thing I agree with D. Hunt is that this is also a book for non Christians. So often have we Christians distorted the image of God to those "outside the fold", that this would start as a great corrective. Now, if only we Christians would encounter the love of God as dramatically and radically as Julian, that might make this whole discussion superfluous.
"In our true Mother, Jesus, Our life is grounded in uncreated wisdom That foresees all, Along with the Father's almighty power And the Holy Spirit's sovereign goodness. By taking upon himself our nature, He restored us to life, By dying on the cross, He carried us to eternal life. From that moment until the end of time, He nurtures and helps us on, Just as the great loving concern of motherhood wishes And the natural need of the child desires." (from Day 22)
Not for Christian readers Jun 18, 2008
All Will be Well: 30 Days With a Great Spiritual TeacherThis book would be of interest only to non-Christian readers. In these days of what might be called "generic spirituality," many writers/editors aim for as broad (and "generic") a market as possible. That seems to be the case for Caroline Myss, editor. Using such editorial phrases as "the Sacred," she succeeds only in offending Christian--not to mention Catholic--readers. The editing of Julian's comments reveals a mutation intended to render what is completely Catholic Christianity into a kind of "new-age" palatability. Christian readers will be offended. I am. I suspect Julian of Norwich is, as well.