My recent post about the movie, Lost in Austen, had Austen fans popping in with comments on this blog and Facebook and Twitter. And I'm sure there are even more of you out there who didn't take the time to comment. Therefore, I cannot resist telling you about one more thing Austen-related. This time it's a book. Only it isn't available just yet. A Jane Austen Devotional releases on the 10th of January.
I began reading the book as a galley on my Kindle and was already in love with the contents. But then, like icing on one of my friend Tammy's yummy confections, my publisher provided me with an advance hard cover copy. Oh, dear Austen fans, this book is beyond scrumptious. The cover is cloth and has a wonderful, old-fashioned feel, but that's just the beginning.
Take a moment to follow the link and look inside the book. There are about 100 devotionals. Each begins with a short excerpt from one of Jane's novels, followed by a correlating spiritual lesson. Perfect to begin your day with or to be the last thing you read before you retire for the night.
Here's a paragraph from the Introduction:
"Jane did her readers a great service when she used the gift God gave her to touch the world with her writing and wisdom. May each of us do the same with our own talent, and offer glory to God and beauty to our fellow man."
If there is an Austen lover on your gift-giving list, this is a book for them. No, it won't arrive for Christmas but you could always send a gift card and tell them to watch for a special surprise by mid-January.
Now, I think I'm about ready for an Austen movie marathon. Are you ready for me, Mr. Darcy?