You know Jane Austen as the beloved author of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and other witty, insightful novels of the early nineteenth century. Now come to know her as a woman of unexpected spiritual depth. Jane Austen wrote beautiful, heartfelt prayers for use during her family's evening devotions. Each one reveals her gratitude for God's blessings and her pursuit of a holy life—expressions of a woman whose heart was profoundly moved by faith.
In this beautifully designed book, author Terry Glaspey introduces you to Jane Austen the Christian by sharing this powerful collection of prayers and also a glimpse into her life story and the impact she had as a writer of virtue, character, and morality.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||4.20(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.50(d)|
|Age Range:||3 Months|
About the Author
Terry Glaspey has degrees in history and pastoral ministry and is the author of several books, including 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know and Not a Tame Lion: The Spiritual Legacy of C.S. Lewis.Jane Austen is recognized as one of the greatest novelists of the nineteenth century. Books such as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Sense and Sensibility have earned her countless fans. These novels are widely read in English Literature classes and have been the basis for a number of popular films and mini-series.
Date of Birth:December 16, 1775
Date of Death:July 18, 1817
Place of Birth:Village of Steventon in Hampshire, England
Place of Death:Winchester, Hampshire, England
Education:Taught at home by her father
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Though, not so common for me to do, I’ll easily award this piece the decent 5-Star rating that it deserves, and I’ll tell you why—wit, wisdom, honesty, depth, and poignancy. These are but a few words to credit Jane’s penmanship. Her words, stringed together, shoot like an arrow that finds its way to the depths of one’s heart and soul—at least, it did mine—and settles there, before it begins the task of revealing wisdom and truth, if you’d so indulge it. One thing is certain about Jane and her writing, which you may embrace or reject: you cannot deny the depth and poignancy with which her words are graced. Clearly, Jane’s faith wasn’t a mere claim; it was the reality and essence of her existence. As I read these prayers, I couldn’t help but nod in agreement—not just because I found her writing endearing (which I did!), but because it rung with untarnished truth that held up a mirror for me to see my basic human nature. I close this review with this: as a fellow Christian and writer, who is generations apart from Jane, Jane was a true woman of faith and a gifted writer, and, I want to be like her—at least, to show steadfastness in the principles that I claim to hold dear, just as Jane Austen did. It is no surprise that her writing has remained classic, as it rightly should.