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Jane Austen

Jane Austen Christian Encounters Series

By Peter Leithart
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 3.92 Stars

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On 3/17 Lisa Decker wrote:  Book Description: 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 ... Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

Lisa 's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/16 My, Like, Super Deep Thoughts wrote: In all honesty, I am not a big biography fan. So, when Jane Austen by Peter Leithart showed up as my next book from Thomas Nelson's BookSneeze program (thank you, by the way), I was a little bummed. Although I am a big Jane Austen fan (my 19th century Brit Lit class was one of my favorites at college), ... Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

My, Like, Super Deep Thoughts' Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/15 Amy Looby wrote: How funny that this book was available the day I watched The Jane Austen Book Club and had decided that I would re-read the Austen novels! I became a huge fan of Austen during college. I caught a glimpse of her world while watching the BBC (Colin Firth) version of Pride and Prejudice and have been a ... A New Take on Jane

Amy's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/15 Rachel Wojnarowski wrote: As part of the Booksneeze program at Thomas Nelson Publishers, I chose to read "Jane Austen" by Peter Leithart from the Christian Encounter series. Since I typically read spiritual growth books, this book was not a standard choice for me. As a former secondary level teacher who loves grammar and is ... Quick Read on Jane Austen

Rachel's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/15 Milka Väinämö wrote: Description (from Goodreads): Some may know Jane Austen simply as the English novelist whose books are required reading in high school and college. Perhaps it wasn't until the BBC's extremely successful TV miniseries of Pride and Prejudice or Emma Thompson's film Sense and Sensibility that many became ... Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

Milka's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/14 Elliot Ritzema wrote: I have never read a Jane Austen book. I love to read, and I’m sure I would enjoy her novels, but I have just never gotten around to it – though she is one of my wife’s favorite authors. So when I had the chance to read a short biography of her, I ... Book Review: Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

Elliot's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/8 TraciB wrote: Who was Jane Austen? Perhaps you've read her novels (or watched TV and movie adaptations of them) and wondered about the woman who penned such witty satire. Professor Peter Leithart, who teaches about her works, illuminates her life in a way that explains a good deal about her writing. As I read about ... Book Review: Jane Austen by Peter Leithart (From the Christian Encounter Series)

TraciB's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/4 Holly McClain wrote: This book was quite enlightening as well as entertaining about the life and times of Jane Austen. Reading it made me want to reread her most famous novels. It’s always interesting to get a glimpse into the life of an author, especially one as timeless as Jane Austen. To see into her everyday life through ... Jane Austen: Christian Encounters

Holly's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/4 Tracy Shan wrote: Peter Leithart begins with an introduction to the current obsession with all things Jane Austen, which he calls "Janeia." He suggests that she would be horrified to be a literary celebrity. He goes on to offer a well-balanced portrayal of Jane Austen's life. He highlights her playfulness, the timelessness ... Christian Encounters: Jane Austen

Tracy's Rating:

4 Stars

On 3/2 Marine Corps Nomads wrote: Christian Encounters: Jane Austen Christian Encounters: Jane Austen by Peter Leithart Peter Leithart set out to give an accurate portrayal of beloved author Jane Austen.  Using Austen’s own writings and stories from friends and family (as well as other historic documentation), Leithart begins ... Christian Encounters: Jane Austen Review

Marine Corps Nomads' Rating:

4 Stars