Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Secret Garden Devotional by Rachel Dodge, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours! I am THRILLED to be a part of this tour. I also have The Little Women Devotional and I just love it!!
ABOUT THE BOOK
Title: The Secret Garden Devotional
Author: Rachel Dodge
Release Date: December 6, 2022
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.
This devotional combines two of my favorites – The Secret Garden and reading God’s Word. When I was a kid I cannot tell you the number of times I got lost in The Secret Garden. Probably more than 100. And not only does Rachel Dodge take me back to memories of my childhood, she incorporates the bible into it. She does it in a way I never even thought possible.
I really like the way she breaks up the reading, just a chapter at a time. It makes it so those who are a little slower to read can still enjoy the devotional without feeling rushed or behind. The bible verses she picks out are perfect, and ones that I need to have as memory verses. But what I enjoyed most, was the personal application and prayer at the end. The questions she asks are deep enough to get you to ponder things, and learn something about yourself while growing in your faith, but at the same time don’t feel overwhelming.
I highly recommend this devotional. I think it’d be fun to do in a book club setting, or even just at home with your daughters, granddaughters, or anyone else in your family. It’s such a great way for bookworms like me to not only read a classic that they love, but study God’s Word and grow their faith at the same time.
I received a complimentary copy of this book. I was not required to write a favorable review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Rachel Dodge is the bestselling author of the award-winning Anne of Green Gables Devotional, The Little Women Devotional, and Praying with Jane: 31 Days Through the Prayers of Jane Austen. Rachel’s newest book is The Secret Garden Devotional! Rachel teaches college English classes, gives talks at libraries, teas, and book clubs, and is a writer for the popular Jane Austen’s World blog. She is passionate about encouraging and equipping women to grow closer to Jesus through prayer and the study of God’s Word. A true kindred spirit at heart, Rachel enjoys books, bonnets, and ball gowns.
Connect with Rachel by visiting racheldodge.com to follow her on social media or subscribe to email newsletter updates.
(2) winners will receive a signed copy of The Secret Garden Devotional and a hardcover illustrated copy of The Secret Garden along with a bookmark and stickers.
Full tour schedule linked below. The giveaway begins at midnight November 30, 2022 and will last through 11:59 PM EST on December 7, 2022. Winner will be notified within 2 weeks of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or risk forfeiture of prize. US only. Void where prohibited by law or logistics.
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