Monday, May 3, 2010

Review - Jane Austen by Peter Leithart

Jane Austen by Peter Leithart is a part of the "Christian Encounters" book series of biographies. Jane Austen was a comprehensive biography of Miss Austen's life, focusing on the spiritual and religious viewpoints of her family and writings.

This book was a nice starter biography because it spent more time on the spiritual side of Miss. Austen's life and also because it was accessible short. It would be a good read for a teenager who is newly acquainted with Miss Austen's works. It is clear from this book that she intended to teach of good morals but to also to provide entertainment for the reader by highlighting those without good morals and/or who were lacking in intelligence.

I enjoyed this book and would read others in the series to learn of the spiritual aspects that are often left out or ignored from secular biographers.

I received this book as a part of Thomas Nelson's book review program called Booksneeze.