In a very searching time of my life, this book was given to me by a dear friend (who will receive her crown one day). It truly kindled a fire within me to "press toward the goal of the high call of God". As a nun who lived during the 14th century, Julian of Norwich was not affluent, influential or even in a large community. She was a nun in a small convent. God chose to heal her as she was dying, and then use her to speak to us today in a way that will create a fire within you to know Him. The obvious changes were made to put the book in a readable, updated language form, breaking down it into daily devotionals. Yet you continue to feel the heart of Julian. Yes, Julian of Norwich was truly a woman with a deep love for and intimate relationship with the Lord. May we all find such a place.