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I’ve got news!

Hello, lovely readers! It’s been a bit quiet around the blog lately, but I’m thrilled to let you know the reason: I’m writing a new devotional book!

This book is based on the themes of adoption and belonging in the book ANNE OF GREEN GABLES by L.M. Montgomery! I signed my contract with Barbour Publishing last month and have been writing ever since.

This project has been a few years in the making (okay, several decades if I’m honest). It’s a dream come true for me to get to write another devotional book. A book based on Anne of Green Gables is incredible. It comes out next fall, but the manuscript is due in January. (Please pray!)

I’ve been working AROUND the clock, putting everything I have (and all that I don’t have – “BUT God”) into this book. It’s been one of the hardest and most rewarding projects I’ve done.

The best part: As I write, God keeps ministering to MY heart each day. When I have nothing left to give, I’m blown away by the beautiful messages and themes God keeps showing me. As I pray over this project each day, I think about the people who will read it; I’m in awe that I get to be part of it.

And now I need your help: What are some of YOUR favorite scenes from ANNE OF GREEN GABLES ?

Your input will help me as I write. AND it will help the design team as they dream up the exterior and interior design of the book! I can’t wait to hear from you!

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Mindy
    October 29, 2019 at 11:07 am

    I LOVE Anne of Green Gables and I can’t wait for your new project to hit the shelves!

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      Rachel Dodge
      October 30, 2019 at 4:17 pm

      Thank you, Mindy! I’m super excited, too!!!

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    Courtney Pletcher
    October 30, 2019 at 6:13 am

    Ah! I am beyond excited for you and am absolutely looking forward to this book the most! Please keep us updated! I still thumb through Praying with Jane revisiting my favorites!

    • Reply
      Rachel Dodge
      October 30, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you, Courtney! I will definitely keep you posted!!

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    Emily
    October 30, 2019 at 1:24 pm

    I’m SO excited for this book! What a gift! There are so many great scenes in Anne of Green Gables. I think a favorite of mine is when Anne is stuck on the pilings under the bridge and Gilbert (tries) to come to her rescue. 🙂

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      Rachel Dodge
      October 30, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Thank you, Emily!! And that’s such a good scene. I’ve got it down. Thanks for your input!

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    Melanie
    November 15, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Dear Rachel,
    Congrats on your new devotional based on Anne of Green Gables! How wonderful! Because it’s my favorite book and movie, it’s hard to pick just one favorite scene…

    just off the top of my head:
    “why must people kneel down to pray?” and her ideas of Praying and talking to God

    I think of Marilla telling Davey, in Road to Avonlea, that we must tell Him how we feel and what we are thinking

    Also, I watched Anne with an E and fast forwarded all the parts that were dark, too emotional or against my morals…basically I was thrilled with the videography of Anne and her courageous love of life and nature and her tenacity against all the odds against her; these scenes inspired me deeply. When she went to the ocean for a picnic, when she walked through the forest and orchestrated the animals while feeling the awe and wonder and rapture of the beauty and golden light, when she walked to her favorite tree and hugged it and gave it a gift

    That’s all for now,
    Melanie

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