Hello, dear friends! I want to share some excerpts from the blog tour because several of the bloggers are hosting book giveaways and I know you’ll want to follow along. Thank you to each of these amazing bloggers for helping spread the word about Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen and for writing these varied and intriguing reviews. Here are some highlights from the first half of the tour:
- Jane Austen’s World: Praying with Jane Book Giveaway: “Jane Austen’s World is jumping on board the giveaway bandwagon. Using a random drawing generator, I will choose two visitors from the U.S. who answer this question: What’s one question you wish you could ask Jane in person if you could go back in time?” (Vic will draw the two winners on Saturday, November 17th and make the announcement on the 18th!)
- So Little Time . . . so much to read!: Review and Q&A: “Hello, my friends! While I was at the Jane Austen Society of North America’s AGM, I bought a copy of Praying With Jane by Rachel Dodge. Imagine my surprise when I received an email asking me to join the blog tour. Needless to say, I was super excited!”
- Laura’s Reviews: Book Review & Giveaway: “It’s no secret that Jane Austen is one of my favorite authors. What many casual fans may not know is that Jane Austen was the daughter of an Anglican clergyman, Reverend George Austen, and two her brothers followed him in his vocation. Faith was an important part of Austen’s life that was filled with prayer and reflection. Three works of Austen’s that I have never read, are three prayers that she wrote.”
- Burton Book Review: “This 5″x7″ devotional comes packed with biblical insights all while using favorite regency author Jane Austen’s own prayers. Jane Austen fans will love the tie-in from Austen’s novels as she examines Jane’s inspirations for writings as they relate to God’s word. The author of this devotional book, Rachel Dodge, expertly arranges each day by a topic with several references to both scripture and also Jane’s prayers. It will examine the thought process that Jane had and presents a small biographical context to each topic and then tie in Jane’s prayer with how you can pray for yourself with room to add in your own petitions.”
- Sophia Rose’s Place: Book Review & Giveaway: “Get yourselves cozy by the fire with a mug of cider and help yourselves to a warm pumpkin-chocolate chip cookie just out of the oven. I’m excited to share with you my thoughts on Rachel Dodge’s engaging new release with an insightful look into one of my favorite author’s life followed by a Question and Answer segment provided by the publisher. Stick around to the end for a lovely opportunity to get your hands on your own copy courtesy of Bethany House Publishers.”
- Jane Austen in Vermont: Guest Post & Giveaway: “Gentle Readers: I welcome today Rachel Dodge, who has just published (October 2nd!) her book Praying with Jane: 31 Days through the Prayers of Jane Austen (Bethany House, 2018). I had the pleasure of meeting Rachel at the JASNA AGM last week in Kansas City, MO, where we connected at her Emporium table, and where I purchased her book. In it, Dodge takes us through the three prayers that Jane Austen wrote, offers ten devotions per prayer, and weaves into each chapter pieces from Austen’s life and works. It is lovely and inspirational and edifying all at once, taking us into a very private Jane Austen.”
- The Calico Critic: Book Spotlight & Giveaway: This is a wonderful item for the Janeite who enjoys a short devotional time each day. I love how it’s only a 31-day commitment, so that you can enjoy the volume without feeling pressure to take in a large tome like a reference title, for example. I haven’t read the entire book, but did scan over the themes of all of the entries, and one in particular jumped out at me.
Thank you, my dear readers, for following along and for sharing this book and its message with your friends and families. I encourage you to continue to share it because the vision the Lord gave me for this book is that it would be a bridge-building book. I pray it builds bridges into the hearts and lives of many people so that they might know God more and know the joy of communing with Him in prayer.
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If you order a copy of Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen, you will receive a free downloadable set of six Praying with Jane prayer cards. Each prayer card has a quote from Jane Austen’s prayers and space for you to write down your own prayers and praises. May you draw near to God as “you pray with Jane.”
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Blog Tour Dates:
October 31 – Praying with Jane, My changed Relationship with Jane, Jane Austen’s World, Vic Sanborn
November 1 – So Little Time, So Much to Read!, Candy Morton
November 2 – Laura’s Reviews, Laura Gerold
November 3 – Burton Reviews, Marie Burton
November 4 – Sofia Rose’s Place, Sophia Rose
November 5 – Jane Austen in Vermont, Deborah Barnum
November 6 – Calico Critic, Laura Hartness
November 7 – A Bookish Way of Life, Nadia Anguiano
November 8 – Diary of an Eccentric, Anna Horner
November 9 – Becoming, Nichole Parks
November 10 – My Jane Austen Book Club, Maria Grazia
November 11 – My Love for Jane Austen, Sylvia Chan
November 12 – Laughing with Lizzie, Sophie Andrews
November 13 – Faith, Science, Joy … and Jane Austen, Brenda Cox
Need a copy of the book? You can order Praying with Jane here.