Praying with Jane: 31 Days through the Prayers of Jane Austen

Praying with Jane: 31 Days through the Prayers of Jane Austen

by Rachel Dodge

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Overview

The charm of Jane Austen and her novels has been enjoyed for over 200 years by readers around the world. Much has been written about her fascinating life, yet little is known about Jane's spiritual side. In this lovely 31-day devotional, you will get an in-depth look at Miss Austen's vibrant, steadfast prayer and faith life. Her intimate relationship with the Father comes to life through her exquisite prayers, touching biographical anecdotes, intimate excerpts from family letters and memoirs, and illuminating scenes from her novels.

Spiritual insights and Scripture references shed light on the profound meaning behind Miss Austen's prayers and the enduring truths they contain. Each day ends with a key Bible verse and invitation to "pray with Jane," helping to ignite and deepen your own vibrant relationship with the Father.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780764232152
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/02/2018
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 290,355
Product dimensions: 5.13(w) x 7.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rachel Dodge teaches college English and Jane Austen classes, gives talks at libraries, teas, and Jane Austen groups, and is a writer for the popular Jane Austen's World blog. She is passionate about telling stories that bring God glory and about encouraging and equipping families to grow closer to Jesus through prayer and the study of God's Word. A true "Janeite" at heart, Rachel enjoys books, bonnets, and ball gowns. She makes her home in California with her husband, Robert, and their two young children.

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Praying with Jane: 31 Days through the Prayers of Jane Austen 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
infuse More than 1 year ago
Looking for a special gift book? Whether to gift yourself or another, if you love Jane Austen, Praying With Jane offers that unique gift. An opportunity to spend thirty one days of prayer and spiritual reflection with the much loved and renowned, Jane Austen. Not the usual contemporary slant of fan fiction or austenesque, we are treated to a look at the interior life of this honoured author. The strength of her spiritual perspectives. The stability of her faith. The sustenance of her prayer life. And, the resonating beauty that results. The acknowledged qualities of her writing are equally expressed throughout her prayers, deepening our own reflections. Insights into use of the prayer book and Jane Austen's own recorded prayers reflects on the impact of prayer in her own and family life. An excellent reference and guide to the spiritual influences of Jane Austen's life. Family letters and memoirs, personal anecdotes, recounting of scenes from her novels, all provide a personalized backdrop increasing our appreciation of this woman's faith and spiritual life. Highly recommended. Whether for yourself or another!
CharJones2525 12 months ago
A lovely devotional for Jane fans, beautifully executed and designed. 5 of 5 Stars. Thanks to the author, publisher and NetGalley for the ARC. Opinions are mine. Pub Date 02 Oct 2018. #PrayingWithJane #NetGalley
Julie12 More than 1 year ago
This book touched my heart in so many ways! My love for God and my love for Jane Austen is met with a lovely book filled with Scripture and wonderful quotes from the Jane Austen books. The cover of this book is so beautiful and the inside even more so with it's beautiful writing and faith-filled pages. I really liked the introduction and how Rachel gives us a glimpse into the heart of Jane. Then there are three beautiful prayers written by Jane Austen dispersed throughout the book. These prayers touched my heart so much! Her eloquent words and reverence for God are so beautiful! However, it is Rachel's writing that really drew me in and inspired me. She writes not only about Jane and her writing, but brings it all together with Scripture in a wonderful way. This book touches my woman's heart and gives me a longing for God and His Word. I love a book that makes my quiet time with God more meaningful. I love that this book focuses on prayer. Each day starts with a beautiful quote then a devotional focusing on Jane, her faith, and Scripture. We then have an invitation to pray, then a final prayer for the day. Each day then has a Scripture that focuses on what we have read and learned. Prayer is the main focus on this book and that is so important and has made a real difference in my quiet time prayers. I love this book, as I'm sure you can tell. This is a wonderful book for any woman looking for a deeper prayer life and, for the Jane Austen fan, this book is a must have! I highly recommend this book and give it 5 out of 5 stars. *This book was provided to me by the author. I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I never knew that Jane Austen had a prayer life or written prayers....I love the way, author Rachel Dodge, directs our attention to God's word and promises through Jane Austen's life and pen. I find this devotional very refreshing. It is clear to me that the author's first priority is to point people to God and His word. Here are just some snippets of Jane Austen's prayers: "Give us grace, Almighty Father, so to pray, as to deserve to be heard, to address thee with our Hearts...fix our thoughts on thee....look with Mercy on the Sins we have this day committed...Have we thought irreverently of Thee, have we disobeyed thy commandments, have we neglected any known duty, or willingly given pain to any human being? ...Give us a thankful sense of the Blessings in which we live, of the many comforts of our Lot..." This book is a keeper and I can see myself rereading it from time to time. Well worth buying it for you or any kindred spirit friend!
FindJOY More than 1 year ago
This little book is a big WOW! I am so impressed with "Praying with Jane." The 31 day devotional is exceptionally well written. A true treasure for any Austen fan. I learned so much about Jane Austen, and Rachel Dodge is brilliant in how she intricately weaved in biblical verses and principles. Even if you're not very familiar with Jane Austen, Rachel Dodge gently explains it all and gives you a background that you wouldn't normally come across. There is so much wisdom to gain from this little book. The prayers are beautiful. Sit down in a quiet space with a cup of tea and enjoy! I highly recommend it. Reading this devotional will educate you on Austen, while enlighten and deepen your understanding of God.
Prayerwalker More than 1 year ago
As a former high school English teacher who taught Jane Austen's works, I found Praying with Jane a delightful companion for my devotional times. I also read widely on prayer and found Rachel Dodge's reflections on prayer insightful. This book is a lovely gift.
emwriting_ More than 1 year ago
This devotional opens a secret door into Jane Austen's faith and has challenged and enriched my own prayer life. I have loved learning about this side of Jane's world. Each devotional is very beautifully written and contains information on Jane's life or books, as well as thoughts on how her prayers pertain to our lives today. It's been a joy to journey with Jane through this book. A real treasure!