What were your favorite stories as a young child? I remember reading such books as Peter Pan, The Little House Series, and real-life stories found in historical reads. But I remember the story of The Secret Garden fondly. I was an only child, so I often played outside alone. And the idea of finding a key that led into a secret world all my own was fascinating. i wished for my own secret place! And I loved how the garden flourished alongside its young master, Mary.
So, I’m excited that today I get to host on my blog, the Blog Tour for The Secret Garden Devotional by Rachel Dodge, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
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.
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The Secret Garden Devotional by Rachel Dodge is a beautifully put-together study that follows the classic book chapter by chapter. The illustrations are lovely and are reminiscent of the beauty of the original story. But even better are the direct connections the author makes of Mary’s experiences in the pages of The Secret Garden with Scripture. I never felt like the author had to stretch to make a point, but the lessons Mary learned translated well into what the Father wants us to learn. I loved The Secret Garden as a young girl, and I think this devotional would be perfect to read on your own or with a young lady, like Mary. It is not necessary to read The Secret Garden as you read this devotional, but it would add to the depth of devotions.
Overall, The Secret Garden Devotional is a unique and beautifully put-together Bible study tool. It would make a great gift for lovers of the classic story, whether young or old.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher with no expectations of a positive review. All 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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3 thoughts on “The Secret Garden Devotional”
Lovely review! This does sound like a great devotional!! It also makes me want to read The Secret Garden again!
thank you for sharing your review! It makes me even more eager to read it myself 🙂