Monday, February 6, 2012

I Must Admit a Particular Fondness for This Devotional

A Jane Austen Devotional

I am not sure it is fair to have taken such pleasure in reading this devotional book.  Each devotion starts with an excerpt from Jane Austen’s novels; each book is represented throughout.  The scenes are followed, not by some trite piece of advice, but a thoughtful discourse on how the person in each scene was either obeying biblical principles or not, anchored by appropriate Scriptures to back up the point.

I truly could did not stop reading this book every time I picked it up.  Jane Austen’s novels are all about relationships, for better or worse.  I found it interesting to view a scene from a novel set apart from the whole and see how the characters at a given time were behaving in a godly way or not.

The audience for this book is obvious.  If someone has not read the books, or at the very least seen good theatrical versions, a person will not get as much from this.  However, this would be a good way to introduce someone who loves Austen’s works to the Bible.
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I received this book free of charge from Thomas Nelson Publishers through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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