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Bathed in Prayer
Father Tim's Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series
By (author): Jan Karon
9780525537564 Hardcover English General Trade FICTION / Christian / Collections & Anthologies Oct 30, 2018
$27.00 CAD
Active 5.17 x 7.28 x 0.9 in 240 pages RIBBON MARKER/COLORED ENDPAPER PRINTS IN 1/C NON-BLACK INK Putnam G.P. Putnam's Sons
A new must-have collection for fans of the New York Times bestselling Mitford series, featuring the prayers, sermons, and inspiration from beloved Father Tim, as well as new essays and reflections on faith from author Jan Karon.

Over the course of fourteen novels, millions of readers have fallen in love with the faith, encouragement, and wisdom that are at the very heart of Jan Karon’s Mitford series. Now, for the first time, readers will have the chance to walk with Father Tim through a collection of prayers, sermons, and inspirational passages that incorporates material from each of the novels. In addition, fans will get to hear directly from author Jan Karon, in a brand-new essay about her own personal journey in faith and the ways that the Mitford novels have impacted her.

Full of advice and inspiration from the characters that fans have followed for years, this beautifully designed compilation will soon become a staple for any Mitford reader.

BUILDING ON THE POPULARITY OF MITFORD: The Mitford series has a huge following and a devoted fan base with over 20 million copies sold worldwide, and the most recent three titles have been major hits and New York Times bestsellers. This huge fan base is the perfect audience for Bathed in Prayer.

BRAND-NEW MATERIAL FROM JAN KARON: Jan Karon has always had a special connection with her fans, who love their personal relationship with her, either through social media, events, or fan mail. Bathed in Prayer contains a deeply personal introduction from Karon about her own faith and her relationship to prayer in Mitford.

A MUST-HAVE FOR FANS: Readers are always eager to immerse themselves in all things Mitford, and Bathed in Prayer will be an essential go-to for fans, as well as a useful and meaningful handbook. It is easy to flip through or to read in its entirety.

A GIFT TO READERS BETWEEN BOOKS: Mitford readers hungry for new content after finishing To Be Where You Are will be thrilled to find this new collection.

PERFECT HOLIDAY GIFT: With its beautiful package and unique size, this compilation is the perfect gift for Mitford readers, and the inspirational message ties in perfectly with the holiday season.

Jan Karon is the author of the bestselling series of Mitford novels featuring Episcopal priest Father Timothy Kavanagh and the fictional village of Mitford, the most recent of which, To Be Where You Are, hit #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list and #2 on the New York Times bestseller list. She is also the author of twelve other books, including a cookbook and several books for children. Karon lives in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Author Residence: Charlottesville, VA

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Praise for Jan Karon

“Jan Karon reflects contemporary culture more fully than almost any other living novelist.”—Los Angeles Times

“The faster and more impersonal the world becomes, the more we need…Mitford.”—Cleveland Plain Dealer

“Welcome home Mitford fans…to Karon’s gift for illuminating the struggles that creep into everyday lives—along with a vividly imagined world.”—People

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