7Seven Things to Say About “Praying with Jane”

“Praying with Jane 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen” by Rachel Dodge

  1. Jane Austen’s father was Reverend George Austen an Anglican clergyman for the Church of England.
  2. As someone who has a prayer journal I appreciate the fact that we have some of Jane’s personal prayers written in her own hand.
  3. Jane’s sister Cassandra folded together the three prayers Jane Austen wrote and labeled them “Prayers Composed by my ever dear Sister Jane” on the outside.  These prayers are now housed at The Elinor Raas Heller Rare Book Room at Mills College.
  4. This devotional is separated into three sections, one for each prayer.  Each section takes the reader through one of Jane Austen’s prayers and the biblical truth behind them.
  5. This book is not only filled with biblical truth and life application, but it also includes quotes form Jane Austen’s novels.
  6. For anyone who is a Jane Austen fan, this is a great devotional.  It is filled with insights into Jane Austen’s faith and life as well as God’s word to fill your soul.
  7. When I opened my mail and saw this book looking up at me, it felt like a gift from God.  I hold my faith in Jesus as the most important thing in my life, my family is next, then my love of reading and books, and of course Jane Austen is my favorite author.

From one of Jane Austen’s prayers…

“…that we may not, by our own Neglect, throw away the Salvation Thou hast given us, nor be Christians only in name.  Hear us Almighty God, for His sake who has redeemed us, & taught us thus to pray.  Our Father which art in Heaven…”


Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.  – 2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Hadn’t heard of this one! Going to check it out.


    1. It is worth the read!


  2. Kate'sFree says:

    Sounds like a book I need!


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