The Anne of Green Gables Devotional: A Chapter-by-Chapter Companion for Kindred Spirits by Rachel Dodge

Book Blurb:

The Anne of Green Gables Devotional offers lovely inspiration that explores the theme of God’s love and faithfulness through the pages of the classic L. M. Montgomery novel, cherished by generations of readers. Each reading corresponds with a chapter from the book and invites you to embrace God’s redemptive plans for your life as His very own adopted daughter in Christ.
This beautiful 40-day devotional includes original artwork throughout, and each reading includes examples from the novel, scripture, life application, prayers, and discussion questions perfect for groups, book clubs, or personal reflection. It’s perfect as a personal read or gift for a bosom friend!

I received a copy of this book for free from Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are entirely my own, and I am writing a voluntary review.

AnnaScott’s Review:

This devotional is absolutely precious. Anne of Green Gables is one of my all-time favorite books, and Rachel did an amazing job writing this corresponding devotional.

This book is a forty day devotional that follows Anne of Green Gables chapter by chapter. Each day would open up with a brief summary of what happened in the corresponding chapter, and then relate it back to a principle from the Bible. If I’m quite honest, I was a little skeptical about how well this could be done since – aside from mentions of church – Anne of Green Gables isn’t an explicitly Christian book. Rachel did an incredible job making everything fit together seamlessly, and it simultaneously made me think about the Bible and Anne’s story in a deeper way. The day ends with a section on practical application and a prayer. My favorite part of this book, though, were the sketches that were at the beginning of each chapter. They were so beautiful, and really brought the story to life.

The whole time I was reading this, I kept thinking how sweet it would be for a mom and daughter to do it together and/or with a group. The devotions were deep enough so that they impacted my life, but also straightforward enough that children could appreciate them as well. Plus, with the chapter summaries at the beginning, it was easy to follow along with the story even though I haven’t re-read Anne of Green Gables in a few years.

My sole complaint is that there were a lot of direct quotes from Anne of Green Gables, so at times it took me back to my days of writing literary analysis papers. Overall, though, it was excellently done, and I would highly recommend it to all of my fellow fans of Anne of Green Gables.


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