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.Click here for more information on this book!
I received this book free of charge from Thomas Nelson Publishers through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.