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Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen {A Book Review}

**I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley for consideration. All thoughts are 100% my own. 

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.

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.

If you are a fan of classic literature--- and more specifically Jane Austen, this is most certainly the devotional for YOU! In Praying with Jane, Rachel Dodge introduced us to three fantastic prayers written by Jane Austen, each with a section of their own. Each day we look at a few lines from that prayer and really take the time to dive deeper into her words, her life and her faith... and how we can apply these prayers into our lives too.

I must admit, I didn't really know all that much about Jane Austen's life before picking up this devotional. I found that not only did this devotional introduce us to her prayers, but it really did give us a great glimpse at Jane's life too. Those who aren't as familiar with Jane will love learning more about her, and those longtime fans will certainly love this chance to break down her prayers and focus on her faith a bit more.

While I must admit that I have not read through all 31 days at the time of this review, I am really enjoying what I have read so far. This is truly a very unique devotional that I think classic literature fans are certainly going to enjoy!


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