Revelations of Divine Love


Read by David Barnes

(4.9 stars; 31 reviews)

Julian of Norwich (c. November 8, 1342 – c. 1416) is considered to be one of the greatest English mystics. Little is known of her life aside from her writings. Even her name is uncertain, the name "Julian" coming from the Church of St Julian in Norwich, where she occupied a cell adjoining the church as an anchoress. At the age of thirty, suffering from a severe illness and believing she was on her deathbed, Julian had a series of intense visions. (They ended by the time she overcame her illness on May 13, 1373.) These visions would twenty years later be the source of her major work, called Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love (circa 1393). This is believed to be the first book written by a woman in the English language. Julian became well known throughout England as a spiritual authority. (Summary from Wikipedia)

(7 hr 20 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 5:26 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 2 4:02 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 3 5:02 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 4 3:54 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 5 4:39 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 6 6:13 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 7 6:17 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 8 4:18 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 9 3:37 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 10 9:18 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 11 5:58 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 12 3:34 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 13 4:51 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 14 3:47 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 15 3:38 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 16 3:29 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 17 6:21 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 18 4:08 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 19 4:14 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 20 3:32 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 21 3:45 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 22 5:30 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 23 5:02 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 24 3:06 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 25 4:15 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 26 2:07 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 27 4:26 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 28 3:47 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 29 1:59 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 30 2:55 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 31 5:42 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 32 6:03 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 33 3:35 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 34 2:59 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 35 4:57 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 36 6:54 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 37 2:58 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 38 3:40 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 39 4:50 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 40 5:34 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 41 6:46 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 42 6:53 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 43 6:14 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 44 2:47 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 45 4:40 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 46 5:29 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 47 5:00 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 48 5:29 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 49 5:58 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 50 4:07 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 51 31:03 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 52 9:38 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 53 6:49 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 54 4:04 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 55 6:00 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 56 5:45 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 57 6:05 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 58 7:18 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 59 5:21 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 60 6:51 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 61 7:30 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 62 3:48 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 63 5:36 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 64 6:28 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 65 4:49 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 66 6:24 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 67 4:17 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 68 3:32 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 69 3:02 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 70 4:28 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 71 2:55 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 72 6:11 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 73 4:46 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 74 5:45 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 75 4:59 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 76 4:36 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 77 6:18 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 78 4:46 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 79 4:30 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 80 4:43 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 81 3:10 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 82 4:21 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 83 2:52 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 84 1:57 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 85 2:12 Read by David Barnes
Chapter 86 3:28 Read by David Barnes

Reviews

Lovely reading of of a classic of Christian spirituality

(5 stars)

Julian's profound insights into the ineffable reality of her mystical experience of the human within the divine and the divine within the human has made this work a classic of the Christian faith--this despite the the fact that a number of her ideas were considered controversial, even heretical, by her contemporaries, including her belief in the motherhood (as well as fatherhood) of God and Christ, and a God incapable of wrath. David Barnes sensitive and nuanced reading of the complete work greatly enhances our appreciation and understanding of this classic. I will definitely look for more of his narrations. Thank you so much, David--you have succeeded in making this sometimes difficult work quite accessible to the ordinary listener.

(5 stars)

The book is totally amazing. I have long since heard of Julian of Norwich, and intended to read her book, but never got round to it. I am so glad I found this. At first I was put off by the idea of a man reading, I felt a woman reading it would have been more appropriate. HOWEVER, I soon changed my mind. David's voice is so warm, calm, deep and somehow comforting, I felt it lent itself perfectly to the text. I have just finished it, and will promptly start again from the beginning. This should be on a list of must - read books!

(5 stars)

There is profound comfort in this work. I have read it many times never tire of it. I was very happy to find this audio recording of it. The reading was excellent and will not disappoint you if you are also intrigued with Julian’s writings.

Masterful reading

(5 stars)

A deep text, rich in spiritual insights. David reads it in a measured and fully accessible way. A real treat.

Love it. Have listened to it for years. David Barnes'!

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Love it. Have listened to it for years. David Barnes'!

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Thank you God thank you librivox thank you David (narrator)!

well read and important text for spiritual growth

(5 stars)