Friday, March 15, 2013
A Jane Austen Devotional
Author: Steffany Woolsey
Genre: Devotional, Jane Austen (yup, she’s become a genre…)
Series: Apparently there is a series of devotionals based out of classics, but I would guess they’re all by different authors.
My rating on a 1-10 scale: 9
Type: Non-fiction (based on fiction?! I mean, JA is but the Bible isn’t so…)
Number of pages: 212 (hardcover)
Publisher and price: Thomas Nelson, $15.99
My overall opinion: What a lovely book – and many thanks to Kara for offering me a copy when she was pruning her bookshelves! I did/have/will most heartily enjoy it. There are probably over 100 individual devotionals, each just one spread of pages. Usually one page is a few paragraphs from a Jane Austen book (one of her primary six) – the other side has a few more paragraphs about what life lesson can be gained from the JA excerpt, neatly incorporating Biblical truths and the characters from the JA story. Titles/topics include (among many more): Seeking God’s Counsel, Esteeming Others, Coddling Covetousness, Flirting with Sin, Developing into a Godly Woman, A Changed Man, Obsessing, Silliness, etc. Delightful, right? There are verses backing up each devotional. A must-read for any Jane Austen fan!