04 December 2019

Praying With Jane | Book Review + Giveaway

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Daily Encouragement for Your Soul through the Prayers of Jane Austen.

For more than two hundred years, Jane Austen and her novels have charmed readers from around the world. While much has been written about her fascinating life, less is known about Jane’s spiritual side. In this beautiful 31-day devotional, Miss Austen’s faith comes to life through her exquisite prayers, touching biographical anecdotes, and illuminating scenes from her novels. Each reading also includes a thematically appropriate Scripture and a prayer inspired by Jane’s petitions.

May this journey into Jane Austen’s life of faith and prayer ignite and deepen your own relationship with the Father who loves you.

Publisher: Bethany House
Release Date: October 2, 2018


In a beautiful little book of thirty-one devotional readings, Rachel Dodge explores the life and work of Jane Austen as they relate to faith and Scripture. Each day is a short, yet purposeful read, an uplifting way to incorporate prayer daily.

As a casual fan of Austen, I enjoyed my time with Praying With Jane. Dodge brings her to life with relevance and grace, and I began to understand her in a new way. I think fans of the beloved author, too, could also benefit from the devotional—if you’re in need of some Austen-based encouragement, definitely pick it up.

I received a complimentary copy of this book and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.


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 makes her home in California with her husband, Robert, and their two young children. A true kindred spirit at heart, Rachel loves books, bonnets, and ball gowns. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll find her hanging out with her husband and kids, serving at her church, or watching period dramas and food documentaries.


(1) winner will receive 2 gift sets that include a copy of Praying With Jane as well as a matching journal & stickers (1 for you, 1 for a friend!)!

Be sure to check out each stop on the tour for more chances to win. Full tour schedule linked below. Giveaway will begin at midnight December 4, 2019 and last through 11:59 PM EST on December 11, 2019. US only. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize.

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  1. I haven't read a book by Jane Austen, nor have I ever read a Devotional. Winning this would give me reason to read both. Thanks for the opportunity and good luck everyone.

  2. Anonymous5/12/19 13:05

    Thank you so much for sharing! - JustRead Tours

  3. Very cute! I love this! Nice review too!

  4. Wonderful review. This sounds really good. Thank you for the chance and the giveaway.

  5. Anonymous8/12/19 18:32

    What a great giveaway.