Did you think this day would ever come? With all the unexpected challenges and my major case of paralyzing indecision (see the 3 previous posts for the full saga), I was beginning to wonder myself! But the fog finally cleared and here it is: the finished cover design and book blurb for Prayer & Praise: a Jane Austen Devotional. (Learn more about it here and here)
Did you know that Jane Austen wrote prayers in addition to her six classic novels? She was not only a woman of celebrated humor, intellect, and insight; she was a woman of faith.
Prayer & Praise is a treasure trove of thought-provoking messages inspired by the lines of Austen’s three preserved prayers. Atop a solid foundation of scripture, these 50 devotional segments (each finishing with prayer and praise) enlist familiar characters and situations from Austen novels to illustrate spiritual principles – in creative, often surprising, ways!
Which one of Austen’s characters developed a god complex? Who was really pulling Henry Crawford’s strings? Where do we see examples of true repentance, a redeemer at work, light overcoming darkness? With a Biblical perspective, Austen’s beloved stories reveal new lessons about life, truth, hope, and faith.
I’m so pleased with how it turned out – the cover, yes, but the whole book really – and I hope you will enjoy it too. The official publication date is November 4th, just in time for your Christmas shopping convenience. Did I mention that it would make a lovely gift? – for that special someone or maybe for yourself. After all, you’re someone special too, right?
“I am the happiest creature in the world. Perhaps other people have said so before, but not one with such justice. I am happier even than Jane; she only smiles, I laugh. Mr. Darcy sends you all the love in the world that he can spare from me You are all to come to Pemberley at Christmas…” (Pride and Prejudice, chapter 60)
Update: Prayer and Praise is now available for pre-order in Kindle and KU here.
Where will it be available? (Online preferably as I’m in Australia)
Yes, at Amazon in paperback and for Kindle. I’m so pleased you’re looking forward to it, Michelle! I do have a fair number of readers in Australia, I know. None in New Zealand, though, which I’ve always thought was odd.
The cover is beautiful. It is a wonderfully put together book.
Glad you like it. Thanks so much for your continued support, Debbie!
Congrats!! So pleased for you, Shannon. . It”s gorgeous 🌟
Yay! So glad you think so! Hopefully many will read and be blessed by it. 🙂
Congratulations, Shannon!! The cover is **perfect** and I can’t wait to spread the Love to my literary friends!!!
Soli Deo Gloria,
I appreciate that very much, Susanne!
Absolutely perfect cover! On November 4, I will be among those using the “Add to cart” option on Amazon – I need the book to add to the Winslow collection on my bookshelf. By the way, the Kindle version is already available for pre-order on Amazon.
So now, dear Shannon, can we look forward to more of the Crossroads series? Pretty please?
So glad you like the cover, Sonia, and that Prayer and Praise will soon have an honored place on your shelf alongside its siblings! As for another Crossroads, all I can promise is that I will give it serious thought. I have a half-finished NA sequel coming next, and then we’ll see.