This inspirational book by Sheila Upjohn serves as a guide to Julian of Norwich that will deepen the reader’s prayer life during Lent and throughout the year. Upjohn transports the reader back to the middle ages in this book about Revelations of Divine Love and Julian of Norwich to give a deeper understanding of Julian who was so often perceived as an outsider. The Way of Julian of Norwich reveals how Julian’s fresh perspectives on sin and judgement, anger and forgiveness, the Incarnation and the crucifixion can challenge and enlighten us, six hundred years later, in a world so badly in need of the assurance of God’s unconditional love.
As a foundation member of ‘Friends of Julian of Norwich’ and having first read Revelations of Divine Love almost fifty years ago, Sheila Upjohn has a long and intimate association with Julian of Norwich and so offers a captivating perspective of Julian within ‘The Way of Julian of Norwich’.
Sheila Upjohn, a graduate of London University, was born and grew up in Norwich. After ten years in London working in journalism and advertising, she returned to Norwich, by now married and with young children, and for 20 years lived in the Cathedral Close. She helped organise the celebration of Julian of Norwich's six-hundredth anniversary in 1973, and for many years was a daily communicant in Julian’s cell. She is a foundation member of the Friends of Julian of Norwich and has been reading Julian’s Revelations of Divine Love ever since she found a £1 copy in an SPCK bookshop nearly half a century ago. Sheila Upjohn has led retreats throughout England, and overseas in Canada, the USA and Australia. Her Australian retreats include the Holy Week at the St Charles Seminary in Perth, Western Australia.