The Anne of Green Gables Devotional Blog Tour: Author Interview + Giveaway

 

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Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Anne of Green Gables Devotional by Rachel Dodge, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!


The Anne of Green Gables Devotional

Title: The Anne of Green Gables Devotional
Author: Rachel Dodge
Publisher: Barbour Books
Release Date:
November 1, 2020
Genre: Teen & Young Adult Devotional

Devotional Inspiration Especially for Kindred Spirits 

The Anne of Green Gables Devotional offers lovely inspiration that explores the theme of God’s love and faithfulness through the pages of the classic L. M. Montgomery novel, cherished by generations of readers. Each reading corresponds with a chapter from the book and invites you to embrace God’s redemptive plans for your life as His very own adopted daughter in Christ. 

This beautiful 40-day devotional includes original artwork throughout, and each reading includes examples from the novel, scripture, life application, prayers, and discussion questions perfect for groups, book clubs, or personal reflection. It’s perfect as a personal read or gift for a bosom friend!

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Rachel Dodge 
Rachel Dodge is the author of The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits and Praying with Jane: 31 Days through the Prayers of Jane Austen. Rachel teaches college English; speaks at libraries, literary groups, and teas; and writes for Jane Austen’s World. A true kindred spirit at heart, she loves books, bonnets, and ballgowns. You can visit her at RachelDodge.com or on Instagram at @kindredspiritbooks. 

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Hi Rachel! Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions and giving my readers the chance to get to know you and your newest devotional- The Anne of Green Gables Devotional a little bit better!  I usually like to start these interviews the same way with something fun to break the ice with 5 random facts about you, but since this is our second time together, let’s mix it up a bit.

Can you share 5 random facts about this devotional?

 

1.    There’s a glossary of Anne’s best lines at the back of the book – organized by topic. You can find an Anne quote for pretty much any occasion.
2.    I drafted this devotional in a journal first before going to my laptop. It was a wonderful experience to sit down each day with my Bible, Anne of Green Gables, and a journal. I have so many fond memories of sitting on my couch with a cup of tea, a cozy blanket, and my fuzzy dog as I dreamed up this book.
3.    This devotional has one corresponding entry for each chapter of Anne of Green Gables. It’s truly a devotional companion to the novel. But I also included 2 bonus devotions at the end to make it an even 40!
4.    Readers should probably keep a box of tissue handy while reading this devotional—it’s a book that will make you cry and rejoice and feel all the feels!
5.    This devotional book features beautiful illustrations by the very talented Jana Christy. They are breathtaking.


Let’s talk writing! When did you first discover you had a passion and talent for writing?

I’ve loved reading and writing ever since I was little. I remember my teacher 2nd grade told me I had a flair for creative writing. I thought that was pretty cool. English classes were my favorite all through school. In college and grad school I did a lot of freelance writing and editing to help pay the bills. I have always felt like something was missing or “off” if I wasn’t pouring words out onto paper in some shape or form!

What drew you to writing devotionals… and particularly devotions based upon literary works?

I look at all of life as a devotional moment. There are messages and lessons from God all around us; we just have to take the time to see them. For me, writing devotions based on great literature brings together many of my favorite things. I love devotional writing, I love analyzing great literature, and I love encouraging people to grow closer to God. This type of writing feels very natural for me!

What first drew you to Anne of Green Gables?

 I grew up reading Anne of Green Gables and watching the movies, so anything to do with Anne Shirley interests me. I’m a huge Anne fan! I’ve always been especially drawn to Anne’s story of adoption and belonging. Anne of Green Gables is filled with rich spiritual themes and truths, and I think Anne’s personal story also provides a gentle allegory about God’s redemptive plans for our lives. Not only is she adopted, as we are adopted into God’s family when we place our trust in Jesus as our Savior, but she grows and flourishes in a loving family, just like we do as part of the Body of Christ.


What type of research went into creating this devotional?

The research for a book like this is two-fold: First, there’s the literary angle. The year before I wrote this book, I read several Lucy Maud Montgomery biographies and reread almost all of her books again (and read a few I’d never read before). I was teaching a seminar on Montgomery at the time, so I spent a semester researching her life and novels. When it came time to write this book, I was so glad I already had a solid foundation going into it. Second, there’s the Biblical part of a devotional book. I’ve been reading The One Year Bible every year for over 15 years now, so I think God has used that to give me a really good understanding of the entire Bible. I’ve always been an avid Bible study gal as well, so all of that Scripture reading and training flows out of me when I’m writing a devotional book.

Can you tell us a little bit more about The Anne of Green Gables Devotional?

The Anne of Green Gables Devotional is 40-day devotional with original, full-color artwork. Each reading includes examples from the novel, scripture, life application, prayers, and discussion questions for groups, book clubs, or personal reflection. It’s perfect as a personal read or as a gift for a bosom friend!

What do you hope readers will take away from the book?

It’s my hope that readers will more fully grasp “how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ” (Ephesians 3:18). I want each reader to know that if they’ve ever felt orphaned, abandoned, left out, forgotten, or alone that God is with them—always—and that He loves them with an everlasting love. It’s my prayer that each of us would begin to live like we belong to Jesus, not as orphans but as cherished sons and daughters in God’s forever family.

Thank you again for taking the time to answer these questions. Before you go, are there any other projects you are currently working on that you can share?

I can’t share anything official yet, but I have another project in the works that will definitely be of interest to readers who like devotional books that are based on classic books! Check back with me next spring and I’ll be able to share more!

(1) winner will receive a copy of The Anne of Green Gables Devotional with a pretty bookmark and a sticker!

The Anne of Green Gables Devotional JustRead Giveaway

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