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|Title: The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits|
By: Rachel Dodge
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2020
|Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)|
Weight: 13 ounces
Stock No: WW526164
"Rachel Dodges devotional is not only a chapter-by-chapter companion to Anne of Green Gables but also a day-by-day companion to the modern reader seeking encouragement, enlightenment, and holy scope for the imagination. An absolute joy to be immersed in the deep, abiding roots of kindred spirit living."
Sarah McCoy, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of Marilla of Green Gables
"Rejection, disappointment, lonelinessways to cope with these and many other of lifes challenges are highlighted in this book of devotionals drawn from L. M. Montgomerys classic Anne of Green Gables. Rich spiritual themes and truths found in each of the thirty-eight chapters inspire and encourage us to find joy, beauty, and serenity in our own lives. A valuable addition to Anne collections everywhere."
Carolyn Strom Collins, author of The Anne of Green Gables Treasury, Anne of Green Gables: The Original Manuscript, etc.
"This book is a treasure. I loved it! Rachel took some of our favorite moments in the classic Anne stories and infused them with deeper insights by pairing them with Scripture. If this charmer of a devotion were a dress, it would have puff sleeves. The puffiest."
Robin Jones Gunn, author of the Haven Maker series and Christy Miller series
"The Anne of Green Gables Devotional is a delight from cover to cover! Rachel Dodge has filled its pages with beautifully-crafted reflections and prayers inspired by the beloved novel. This is a stirring, timely devotional for all of us who seek to belong and yearn for our loving, forever home."
Julie Klassen, author of the Tales From Ivy Hill series
"The Anne of Green Gables Devotional paints vividly on the canvas for us the subtle themes of faith, chapter-by-chapter, that are sprinkled throughout the beloved story of Anne Shirley. Kindred spirits, this is the Scripture-based introspective book weve all been missing from our Anne collection and need to immediately add to our bookshelves!"
Jen Smith, book collector, photographer, and curator of Storybook Style (@storybookstyle)
"What a gift to Anne fans! Our favorite literary heroine has much to teach us about love and acceptance, and Rachel Dodge does a beautiful job unwrapping the complexities of Annes story within the context of the greatest adoption story of allshowing us how we too can be transformed by the gift of true belonging."
Jenny Williams, artist and owner of Carrot Top Paper Shop
"I have always thought that my most cherished bookAnne of Green Gableswas not only a beautiful, heartwarming, and funny work of fiction but also a treasure chest of spiritual insights and allegories. In this soul-rejuvenating book, Rachel Dodge takes these gleaming treasures out one by one and hands them to her readers. From our favorite charactersMatthew, Marilla, Anne, Diana, and Gilbertand stories, we learn about Gods boundless, healing love and utter acceptance of us as His beloved daughters. We understand in a new way that even though it may feel as though our life is a perfect graveyard of buried hopes, God is always working, redeeming, and rescuing us at every bend in the road."
Lorilee Craker, author of 15 books, including Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter and Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me About Grace, Belonging and the Orphan in Us All; Money Secrets of the Amish; Through the Storm with Lynne Spears; and My Journey to Heaven with Marv Besteman
"Rachel Dodge brought Anne with an e back to life for me in this delightful companion
devotional. It had me longing to experience the much-loved classic again, this time with her book sitting beside it. Heartwarming and truly inspired, a must-read for anyone whos ever felt rejectedthats all of us."
Wendi Lou Lee, author of A Prairie Devotional: Inspired by the Beloved TV Series
"Rachels book is a delightful must-read for lovers of Anne of Green Gables. She teases out the themes of God woven throughout Annes story, revealing Gods truth chapter-by-chapter with scripture, reflection, and a daily challenge to put what weve learned into practice. This book is perfect for any age, including the young lady in your life who is meeting Anne for the first time. It is the perfect companion to a beloved book and is a wonderful gift for yourself and others!"
Julie Fisk, co-author of The One Year Daily Acts of Kindness Devotional and The One Year Daily Acts of Friendship Devotional
Author: Rachel Dodge
Located in: United States
Submitted: November 12, 2020
Tell us a little about yourself. Rachel Dodge teaches college English classes, gives talks at libraries, teas, and book clubs, and is a writer for the popular Jane Austen's World blog and Jane Austen's Regency World Magazine. Rachel is the author of The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-By-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits and Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen. She is passionate about encouraging and equipping families to grow closer to Jesus through prayer and the study of God's Word.
What was your motivation behind this project? I'm a lifelong Anne of Green Gables fan and classic literature fan, and my motivation was to create a devotional book that people would love to read. I designed it to be warm and inviting and lovely. I hope it's the kind of devotional that people will come back to again and again. For those who might struggle to stay consistent with daily devotions, this book is meant to provide a creative and inspirational way to meet with Jesus regularly and make devotional time a daily habit.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? This book is an invitation to explore the spiritual themes in Anne's story and God's unique plans and purposes for your life as a child of God. It's designed as a devotional companion to the beloved classic Anne of Green Gables and includes a corresponding devotional entry for each chapter of the book. Each entry features key Bible verses, examples from the book, thoughts for personal application, and a short prayer. There are discussion questions and a glossary at the back of the book. You can read this devotional on your own, with your family, in a group, or with a bosom friend!
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? This is a project I worked on during a time when I was grieving the loss of a very close family friend, someone who was there for me all my life. He was like a "Matthew Cuthbert" to me. As I wrote this devotional, my Heavenly Father ministered comfort and healing to my heart. I grew in my understanding of God's great love for me and my standing as His daughter through faith in Christ. I look back fondly on writing this book because the Lord was very close to me as I wrote.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I'm a great fan of L.M. Montgomery, Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Louisa May Alcott, Laura Ingalls Wilder, C.S. Lewis, Janette Oke, Grace Livingston Hill, J.R.R. Tolkien, and Jan Karon. I enjoy reading classic literature and books that take me back in time. I also love reading Christian biographies and histories. There is so much to learn from the people who came before us!
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: If you've never read Anne of Green Gables, you can read it a chapter at a time as you read this book. There are also lovely audiobook versions of Anne of Green Gables you can enjoy, too!
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