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Jane Austen (Christian Encounters Series) - Peter Leithart
Jane Austen (Christian Encounters Series)
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  Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Some are familiar faces. Others are unexpected guests. But all, through their relationships, struggles, prayers, and desires, uniquely illuminate our... show more
  Christian Encounters, a series of biographies from Thomas Nelson Publishers, highlights important lives from all ages and areas of the Church. Some are familiar faces. Others are unexpected guests. But all, through their relationships, struggles, prayers, and desires, uniquely illuminate our shared experience. Jane Austen is now what she never was in life, and what she would have been horrified to become—a literary celebrity. Austen’s novels achieved a timelessness that makes them perennially appealing. Kipling and Churchill found solace in her writings during times of war and illness. Mark Twain had a love/hate relationship with her work. And then, there’s our celebrity culture: the television hit Pride and Prejudice, the award-winning 1995 film Sense and Sensibility, and all the remakes and prequels and sequels. Modern-day Jane Austen fans just can’t seem to leave her characters alone. “Janeia” is the author’s term for the mania for all things Austen. This biography captures the varied sides of Austen’s character and places her Christian faith in a more balanced light and with less distortion than has been achieved previously. It is a delightful journey through a life spent making up stories that touched the lives of millions.       Jane Austen “I was riveted by Leithart's excellent biography of Austen, the woman who profoundly influenced me to search for the universal truth in my novels. I was able to see the flesh-and-blood woman I've admired since my teens. Highly recommended for Janeites like me!” --Colleen Coble, best-selling author of The Lightkeeer's Daughter
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781595553027 (1595553029)
ASIN: 1595553029
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Pages no: 192
Edition language: English
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So Many Books, So Little Time...
So Many Books, So Little Time... rated it
3.5 The Real Jane
A loving biography of one of my favorite writers. Well worth the read if you love Jane Austen's work.
Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it
4.0 Jane Austen (Christian Encounters Series)
I received this biography on Jane Austen before I read Pride & Prejudice, which I did not like. I kind of wish I had read this first because I had no idea that the book was somewhat a satire of the time Austen lived in. She was well known by family and friends to have a delightful sense of humor....
Confuzzled Books
Confuzzled Books rated it
4.0 Jane Austen (Christian Encounters Series)
I received this biography on Jane Austen before I read Pride & Prejudice, which I did not like. I kind of wish I had read this first because I had no idea that the book was somewhat a satire of the time Austen lived in. She was well known by family and friends to have a delightful sense of humor....
So Many Books, So Little Time...
So Many Books, So Little Time... rated it
3.0 Jane Austen (Christian Encounters Series)
Biography is not my favorite form of literature. I have read few biographies and am not thrilled at the prospect of reading any in the future. The works of Jane Austen, however, are some of my favorite in all the world. So when my wife gave me this little book I decided to give it a try, and I am...
Milka Really Likes To Read
Milka Really Likes To Read rated it
4.0 Jane Austen (Christian Encounters Series)
I was so happy when I noticed that Thomas Nelson had published this book and that it was available for the booksneeze reviewers. For years I've been Austen addict and I knew that this book would be perfect addition to my collection.This book, like many Austen biographies, included the basic stuff: h...
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