Devotional Inspiration from Mary Lennox’s Beautifully Mysterious Secret Garden

The Secret Garden Devotional offers lovely inspiration that explores the themes of faith, family, contentment, wisdom, and joy in the classic Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, cherished by generations of readers.

Each reading corresponds with a chapter from the book and invites you to embrace God’s guiding hand in your life as you are becoming His new creation. With themes of growth, spiritual nourishment, God’s love and care, and His transforming power, this beautiful chapter-by-chapter devotional includes original artwork throughout. Each reading includes examples from the novel, scripture, life application, and prayers perfect for groups, book clubs, or personal reflection.

The secret garden devotional


“With the skill of a master gardener and the gentle hand of a friend, Rachel guides us through Mary’s path and garden to show us the seeds of wisdom and wonder that have been planted there all along. She then sows these truths deep into our hearts with a special blend of biblical knowledge, purposeful prayer, and real-life application.” –Keri Wilt, motivational speaker, writer, and Heart Cultivator at and the great-great-granddaughter of Frances Hodgson Burnett, author of classics like The Secret Garden

“Rachel Dodge has given us an eloquent reminder in The Secret Garden Devotional that no matter how bleak our surroundings might look, new life is stirring just below the surface to be revealed at the most opportune time — God’s perfect time! We can each do ourselves a favor by spending some intentional moments with this book to cultivate the garden in our hearts.” –Jen Smith, book collector, photographer, and curator of Storybook Style (@storybookstyle)

“This devotional beautifully teases out the story of God’s love, faithfulness, and redemption quietly woven throughout the pages of a beloved classic. You’ll find encouragement and personal insight as you reread Mary Mary Quite Contrary’s story, this time through the lens of God’s redemptive love.” –Julie Fisk, co-author of five devotionals, including The One Year Daily Acts of Friendship Devotional and One Good Word A Day: 365 Invitations to Encourage, Deepen, and Refine Your Faith.

The Secret Garden Devotional pulls themes from the novel that touch our hearts and nurture our souls, so we can relish the garden as a place of hope, recognize seasons of change, and above all, remember that spring will come again soon.” –Deb Gruelle, bestselling author of Ten Little Night Stars

“Rachel Dodge’s devotional takes the beauty of The Secret Garden to a deeper level by uncovering what it can teach us about hope, renewal, friendship, and our ultimate healing through Christ. Thank you, Rachel, for bringing this favorite classic to life in a new way.” –Jeanette Hanscome, multi-published author and speaker

“Rachel’s devotional is the perfect companion to this beloved classic. She gently pulls lessons from each chapter and grows them with the tenderness of a gardener. The Secret Garden Devotional is meant to be read aloud, children delighting over the charming illustrations and teenagers discovering connections between a beloved story and spiritual truths.” –Kimberly Duffy, author of Every Word Unsaid and The Weight of Air

“We can each do ourselves a favor by spending some intentional moments with this book to cultivate the garden in our hearts.” 

Jen Smith, book collector, photographer,
and curator of Storybook Style (@storybookstyle)