Praying with Jane

A fresh take on prayer and on Jane Austen’s life and faith for Regency readers!

Jane Austen’s novels have charmed readers for over 200 years with their beauty, humor, and wisdom. Much less is known, however, about the exquisite prayers she wrote. Now readers can take a month-long journey through Austen’s prayers as they explore her life of faith in this lovely devotional book.

Praying with Jane is designed to guide readers through Jane Austen’s prayers line-by-line, providing insights into her faith, her family’s religious life, and the spiritual truths found in her novels. Each day’s reflection ends with an invitation to “pray with Jane,” a sample prayer, and a key Scripture verse for the day. 

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“This is the devotional I didn’t know I was missing. An inspiring and illuminating look at the life and faith of a beloved author.” —Anne Bogel, Modern Mrs. Darcy

“Whether you’re familiar with Jane Austen or not, you’ll be blessed by this intimate look at her prayers. Praying with Jane drew me closer to Jesus—thank you, Rachel Dodge!” —Joanna Weaver, author, Having a Mary Heart in a Martha World 

“Rachel Dodge draws rich meaning and practical application for modern readers from Jane Austen’s beautifully written prayers. Highly recommended.” —Julie Klassen, bestselling author, Tales from Ivy Hill

“I will be purchasing this book for several members of my family, who will cherish it as much as I do.”—Victoire Gerkens Sanborn, creator, Jane Austen’s World blog

“A perfect blend of history and biography. Your own prayer life will be challenged and deepened as you study God’s Word along with Jane.” —Laura Boyle, Austentation: Regency Accessories

“Praying with Jane is a jewel! This book is truly a treasure—the perfect gift for Austen fans and beyond!” —Judy Gordon Morrow, author, The Listening Heart: Hearing God in Prayer

“Praying with Jane is full of rich insights into the faith of one of our greatest English writers.” —Terry Glaspey, author, The Prayers of Jane Austen and 75 Masterpieces Every Christian Should Know

“Practical, edifying, and informative, this guide will appeal to Janeites, scholars, and spiritual directors alike.” —Dr. Natasha Duquette, professor of English and author, Veiled Intent: Dissenting Women’s Aesthetic Approach to Biblical Interpretation

Rachel Dodge has woven together a compelling combination of Austen’s prayers, her novels, her life experiences, and Scripture to create an engaging experience readers will find hard to put down.”—Debra White Smith, author/speaker, The Wesleyan Woman

“This spiritual guide draws its inspiration from Jane Austen’s life and work as a committed Christian to lovely effect.” Laura Mooneyham White, John E. Weaver Professor of English, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

“In Praying with Jane, Dodge provides the reader with a way to examine the spiritual life of Jane Austen. The line-by-line encounter of each prayer makes Austen’s prayers personal and relevant.” —Amanda Jacobs, composer/playwright and artist educator

“Rachel Dodge reminds us that the real Jane Austen prayed daily, attended services, and read the Bible and sermons for enlightenment and amendment of life.” —Theresa M. Kenney, associate professor of English, University of Dallas

“This is the devotional I didn’t know I was missing. An inspiring and illuminating look at the life and faith of a beloved author.” 

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modern mrs. darcy