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!

4 comments:

Hamlette said...

Sounds nifty!

Kara said...

I really like this devotional! I saw it in the store and had to pick it up. It's as lovely as your review. :)

Net, the Movie Blogger said...

I own this book, too! Received mine as a gift, as well.

It is so inspiring and interesting how so many Jane Austen stories can also share Biblical truths!

A treasured devotional for sure!

Charity U said...

Hamlette, it is! :)

Kara, it's a delightful book.

Net, isn't it neat? Certainly a book to treasure!