You know Jane Austen as the beloved author of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and other witty, insightful novels of the early nineteenth century. Now come to know her as a woman of unexpected spiritual depth. Jane Austen wrote beautiful, heartfelt prayers for use during her family’s evening devotions. Each one reveals her gratitude for God’s blessings and her pursuit of a holy life—expressions of a woman whose heart was profoundly moved by faith.
In this beautifully designed book, author Terry Glaspey introduces you to Jane Austen the Christian by sharing this powerful collection of prayers and also a glimpse into her life story and the impact she had as a writer of virtue, character, and morality.
Terry Glaspey has degrees in history and pastoral ministry and is the author of several books, including 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know and Not a Tame Lion: The Spiritual Legacy of C.S. Lewis.
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I have loved all of Jane Austen's books! But I have to admit that I have not read a lot about her. I have read some, but not a lot. I believe I had read somewhere that her father was a minister, it just never really registered before I guess. So as a minister's daughter I imagine that she was exposed to many spiritual insights. Those insights show in the 3 prayers that are in this book. They are beautifully written and show more of Jane's insights into human nature. They are filled with humbleness before God. I also have to mention the drawings scattered throughout. They look like they were drawn by pen and they are of different scenes from her books. They are beautifully rendered and help add the reminder to the reader that Jane Austen is the author of these prayers. If you love all that Jane Austen has written, then this is definitely an addition that you will want to get for your collection.
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