“Reading Jane’s prayers is a bit like looking into her heart.”
A New Devotional Based on the Prayers of Jane Austen:
Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen by Rachel Dodge
While much has been written about Jane Austen’s life and novels, less is known about her spiritual side or the three prayers she wrote. In Praying with Jane, Christian readers and Jane Austen fans can explore Austen’s prayers in an intimate devotional format as they learn about her personal faith, her Anglican upbringing, and the spiritual truths found in her novels.
Jane Austen’s faith comes to life in this beautiful 31-day devotional through her exquisite prayers, touching biographical anecdotes, and illuminating scenes from her novels. Each daily entry includes examples from Austen’s own life and novels, as well as key Scripture verses, ideas for personal application, and a prayer inspired by Jane’s petitions.
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 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
and their two young children.