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Contemplative Julian author publishes new book

Author Robert Fruehwirth who is well known in Norwich, receives warm reviews for his new book on what happens when you try and live out the teachings of Julian of Norwich. 


Father Robert Furehwirth’s book, The Drawing of this Love, has caught the eye of The Church Times sufficiently for them to have given over a full page to an interview with him.  Robert, a contemplative, has reflected, meditated, and spoken on Julian for over 25 years, first as a monk in the Order of Julian of Norwich, then in the person-centered counselling post-graduate programme at the University of East Anglia (UEA), and as the Priest Director of the Julian Centre in Norwich and on the staff of St. Peter Mancroft.  With his wife and two children he currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in the United States, serving as an Associate Rector at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Raleigh.

Robert Fruehwirth bookCFHis book on Julian: The Drawing of this Love: Growing in Faith with Julian of Norwich, has just been published by Canterbury Press.  Robert explores the stages of faith development, inviting readers into a deeper, more honest and grounded faith.  He combines the commonly understood teachings of Julian with an exploration of what happens when we try to live them.  Her example provides a map for a faith journey from initial trust, through critical questions and struggle, to resolution - a pattern many experience today.

Robert Fruehwirth is speaking in Norwich and running a two-day retreat in Norwich on 7th and 8th October, 2016. Find out more here. 

Click here to read the Church Times interview

Click here to read a review of the book

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