Each book in the 30 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 these great spiritual teachers. Drawing deeply from the wisdom writings of medieval English mystic Julian of Norwich, All Will Be Well welcomes even spiritual newcomers to the spirituality of this fourteenth-century visionary who was well ahead of her time.
Julian of Norwich, Author
Julian of Norwich (1342–1423) is one of the greatest medieval English mystics and spiritual writers. Little is known of her life aside from her writings. She was last known to be alive in 1416 when she was seventy-three years old. Even her name is uncertain, the name “Julian” coming from the Church of St Julian in Norwich, where she was 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 of Jesus that she recorded, first as a simple narration and again as a longer text twenty years later. This latter text became her major work, called Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love (circa 1393) and is believed to be the first book written by a woman in the English language.
John Kirvan, who died in 2012, has written primarily about classical spirituality. He conceived the 30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher series and has edited most of its fifteen titles. Kirvan’s other books include God Hunger, Silent Hope, Raw Faith, and There Is a God, There Is No God.
“This is an invaluable series of tastefully done books, small enough for the purse or for the backpack. They’re ideal as gifts, and ideal reminders not only of our Biblical heritage, but of a rich Catholic tradition in the writings of the saints. Simply exquisite! Read them on the subway or on the bus, in the waiting room, or on a coffee break—morning and evening.” Anne Rice, Author of Christ the Lord: The Road to Cana.
“These are glorious little books—concise and attractively designed! Distilled from the most influential writings in the Christian tradition, these pocket-sized books help you feel like you’re having an intimate conversation with a wise counselor, a holy friend, or a beloved mentor. Give yourself a few minutes a day and let these holy men and women lead you to a closer relationship with the God who wants to be closer to you.” Rev. James Martin, S.J., Author of My Life with the Saints.