The Drawing of This Love enables you to embark on a journey of spiritual growth with Julian of Norwich as a guide who will lead you into a deeper, more realistic and grounded experience of faith. Julian's classic Revelations of Divine Love is an ideal companion as it reveals a quality of faith that makes sense in today's world. Julian trusted in a God of unconditional love, mercy and compassion, and she held a radical belief in the goodness of creation and humanity, despite the turmoil and suffering of the age in which she lived.
Embark on a journey of spiritual growth with Julian of Norwich as your guide. Popular retreat leader and former monk Robert Fruehwirth explores the stages of faith development using Julian's Revelations of Divine Love, inviting readers into a deeper, more honest and grounded faith.
Julian of Norwich is an ideal companion for personal spiritual growth because her mystical experiences led her to a kind of faith that makes sense to 21st century Christians a God of unconditional love, of merciful compassion and honesty, and radical belief in the goodness of creation and humanity. Her example provides a map for a faith journey from initial trust, through critical questions and struggle, to resolution a pattern many experience today.
Fans of Julian will find this a fresh and different exposition of her work, combining the commonly understood teachings of Julian with an exploration of what happens when we try to live them.
Robert Fruehwirth was formerly priest director of the Julian Centre in Norwich and also works and teaches as a therapeutic counsellor. Previously a monk in The Order of Julian of Norwich, a contemplative monastic order in the Episcopal Church in the US, for the past 20 years he has regularly offered retreats in the US and UK.