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Rachel Dodge Short Bio
RACHEL DODGE is the author of The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits and Praying with Jane: 31 Days through the Prayers of Jane Austen. Rachel teaches college English; speaks at libraries, literary groups, and teas; and writes for Jane Austen’s World. A true kindred spirit at heart, she loves books, bonnets, and ballgowns. You can visit her at RachelDodge.com or on Instagram @kindredspiritbooks.
Rachel Dodge Long Bio
RACHEL DODGE is a Jane Austen scholar and the author of Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen. She teaches college writing and literature classes and gives talks at local book clubs, libraries, and literary groups. Rachel is a regular contributor to Jane Austen’s World blog, Jane Austen’s Regency World Magazine, and various other literary and faith-based blogs and online magazines. She was the keynote speaker at the Sacramento Public Library’s “How Austentatious!” series, Notable Books series, and 2014 Jane Austen Birthday Tea.
Rachel is a graduate of the University of Southern California (B.A. in English and public relations) and California State University, Sacramento (M.A. in English literature). She wrote her Master’s Thesis on etiquette in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and won the 2005 Dominic J. Bazzanella Literary Award in non-fiction for “Pictures of (Im)perfection: Jane Austen’s ‘Delightful’ Elizabeth Bennet.” She is an active member of Inspire Writers, JASNA, JASNA Greater Sacramento, and the L.M. Montgomery Institute.
A true kindred spirit at heart, Rachel loves books, bonnets, and ball gowns. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll find her hanging out with her husband and kids, serving at her church, or watching period dramas and food documentaries.
“Rachel Dodge’s devotional is not only a chapter-by-chapter companion to Anne of Green Gables but also a day-by-day companion to the modern reader seeking encouragement, enlightenment, and holy scope for the imagination. An absolute joy to be immersed in the deep, abiding roots of kindred spirit living.”
-Sarah McCoy, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of Marilla of Green Gables
“Rejection, disappointment, loneliness–ways to cope with these and many other of life’s challenges are highlighted in this book of devotionals drawn from L. M. Montgomery’s classic Anne of Green Gables. ‘Rich spiritual themes and truths’ found in each of the thirty-eight chapters inspire and encourage us to find joy, beauty, and serenity in our own lives. A valuable addition to Anne collections everywhere.“
-Carolyn Strom Collins, author of The Anne of Green Gables Treasury, Anne of Green Gables: The Original Manuscript, etc.
“This book is a treasure. I loved it! Rachel took some of our favorite moments in the classic Anne stories and infused them with deeper insights by pairing them with Scripture. If this charmer of a devotion were a dress, it would have puff sleeves. The puffiest.“
-Robin Jones Gunn, author of the Haven Maker series and Christy Miller series
“The Anne of Green Gables Devotional is a delight from cover to cover! Rachel Dodge has filled its pages with beautifully-crafted reflections and prayers inspired by the beloved novel. This is a stirring, timely devotional for all of us who seek to belong and yearn for our loving, forever home.”
-Julie Klassen, author of the Tales From Ivy Hill series
“The Anne of Green Gables Devotional paints vividly on the canvas for us the subtle themes of faith, chapter-by-chapter, that are sprinkled throughout the beloved story of Anne Shirley. Kindred spirits, this is the Scripture-based introspective book we’ve all been missing from our Anne collections and need to immediately add to our bookshelves!” -Jen Smith, book collector, photographer, and curator of Storybook Style (@storybookstyle)
“What a gift to Anne fans! Our favorite literary heroine has much to teach us about love and acceptance, and Rachel Dodge does a beautiful job unwrapping the complexities of Anne’s story within the context of the greatest adoption story of all–showing us how we too can be transformed by the gift of true belonging.”
-Jenny Williams, artist and owner of Carrot Top Paper Shop
“In this soul-rejuvenating book, Rachel Dodge takes these gleaming treasures out one by one and hands them to her readers. From our favorite characters–Matthew, Marilla, Anne, Diana, and Gilbert–and stories, we learn about God’s boundless, healing love and utter acceptance of us as His beloved daughters. We understand in a new way that even though it may feel as though our life is ‘a perfect graveyard of buried hopes, ‘ God is always working, redeeming, and rescuing us at every bend in the road.”
-Lorilee Craker, author of Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me About Grace, Belonging and the Orphan in Us All
“Rachel Dodge brought ‘Anne with an e’ back to life for me in this delightful companion devotional. It had me longing to experience the much-loved classic again, this time with her book sitting beside it. Heartwarming and truly inspired, a must-read for anyone who’s ever felt rejected–that’s all of us.”
-Wendi Lou Lee, author of A Prairie Devotional: Inspired by the Beloved TV Series
“Rachel’s book is a delightful must-read for lovers of Anne of Green Gables. She teases out the themes of God woven throughout Anne’s story, revealing God’s truth chapter-by-chapter with scripture, reflection, and a daily challenge to put what we’ve learned into practice. This book is perfect for any age, including the young lady in your life who is meeting Anne for the first time. It is the perfect companion to a beloved book and is a wonderful gift for yourself and others!”
-Julie Fisk, co-author of The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional and The One Year Daily Acts of Friendship Devotional