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Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim's Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series

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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
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published October 30th 2018 by G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Susan Snodgrass
Nov 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book will be a welcome addition to the shelves of die-hard Mitford fans, of which I am one, but be warned: 95% of this book is material, quoted verbatim, from previous Mitford books. Outside of Karon's foreword and a brief sentence of two introduction of each chapter, it's all material from the other books. Now, I love Mitford, but this bothered me a teeny bit. Essentially, you are paying for a hardcover book that you've already read. Karon is leaving Mitford, a fact for which I am deeply s ...more
Oct 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
BATHED IN PRAYER is a collection of prayers, sermons and inspiration from Ms. Karon's bestselling Mitford series. It also includes and overview of each book that it's quoted from as well as Ms. Karon's personal insights on the sections shared. Ms. Mitford also shares the story behind the Mitford series.

BATHED IN PRAYER is a collector's copy for fans of Mitford as this is closing that fiction line. It is also an introduction to the series in case a reader gets their hands on it and is intrigued b
Elizabeth Meadows
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An absolutely beautiful trip down memory lane with my favorite series of all time. This book features excerpts from each book in the series, which focus on the spiritual aspects from each book with a bit of narration by the author.
I was given this as an ARC and will definitely buy a hardcover copy for my collection.
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I so enjoyed reading Jan Karon’s newest book, Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim’s Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series by Jan Karon. However, reading it was poignant.

The book highlights Father Tim Kavanagh’s and Jan Karon’s favorite verses and excerpts. The compilation will bring you to laughter, tears and to your knees, as you reminisce, reflect and ponder over the selections.

Karon’s Forward gives us a brief glimpse into her life. In addition, there are insights into how Father
Cheryl Barker
Nov 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this peek back at some of the spiritual gems from each of the books in the Mitford series. It was not only inspiring and encouraging but also fun to recall parts of the stories of the beloved characters of Mitford. Absolutely recommend to Mitford fans and even those not familiar with the books will be blessed by reading this special compilation of outtakes.

*Note - One disappointment that was the publisher's fault and not the author's - the Acknowledgements page appeared in the middle of th
Alice Teets
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I love the Mitford series by Jan Karon. Visiting Mitford is like visiting family - at times dysfunctional, but deep down, always filled with love. Having a book that has all of Father TIm's prayers, sermons, and reflections in one place is a dream come true. It was like a visit back through all the best parts of the series and definitely makes me want to re-read the series once again, looking deeper
Sep 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: contemporary
I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway and while it wasn't exactly what I was looking for it was and later on will be very enjoyable when I need a quick visit to Mitford. The author highlights each of the Mitford books by starting with the first At Home In Mitford and summarizes the books and then she goes through some of the more touching chapters in each book. If you haven't read all of the Mitford series there will be spoilers in the summaries and chapters that follow. A lovely addition to ...more
Nov 23, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was nice to return to Mitford and characters I've grown to love in this series. Bathed in Prayer referenced different books in the series and tied it to prayers, sermons and reflections in each one. It highlighted important story lines and reminded me that I haven't quite finished the series so I do have a few more books to read.

I liked that there was the ribbon bookmark like you would find in some prayer books and the Bible.

Enjoyable and quick read that definitely had me reminiscing!
Oct 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: won-on-goodreads
I love this little gem of a book that I won from Goodreads Firstreads. I have read all of Jan Karon's Mitford and Father Tim books, but it has been a while. I had forgotten just how wonderful a writer she is. I was happy to spend time with all my favorite characters again and I think that I will have to reread the books all over again! I usually give away my books when I have finished them, but I am keeping this one for myself! It's a nice size to tuck in a purse or keep nearby to reread passage ...more
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Over the top five stars for this beautiful and touching review of the some of our favorite moments in the Mitford series. With an Episcopal priest as the main character we are treated to many of his prayers and moments of reflection, many of them quotes from "The Common Book of Prayer." Could even be used in ones' quiet time as it is that rich with theological gems. Read this jewel of a book and be blessed all over through the gift of Mitford.
Julie Craig
Nov 23, 2018 rated it liked it
This new book by Jan Karon is not new material, but a wonderful compilation of prayer events in the entire Mitford series. It was wonderful to re-read some of my favorite moments in Father Tim's life.
LInda L
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
There was nothing new here, but a compilation of chapters/excerpts from her previous books. I enjoyed reading some that I had forgotten, but I was still kind of disappointed. I know the title says it all, but I still expected something more.
Oct 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A treasure for Mitford fans. Excerpts from all fourteen novels cover all of the beloved characters from Father Tim & Cynthia to Dooley & Lace. Karon writes a brief autobiography to open this collection, as this is probably the last of her series of books.
Oct 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
For fans of Jan Karon's Mitford series, you'll enjoy this small book with revisits to each of the books in this series and some reflections by the author and about her path to becoming a writer. Enjoyable and quick read.
Dianne Rogers
Nov 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful. A retelling of the beloved Mitford stories.

I recommend this book who have loved Father Tim and the Mitford series. A lovely rememberance of a dedicated and devout Episcopal priest.
Nov 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: novels
What lovely ramble through Mitford shaped by Father Tim’s prayers and sermons.
Karyn Palmer
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!
Clara Roberts
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is just reprints of sections of Karon's earlier books. She wrote one very good book. Each succeeding book was less interesting and of poorer quality than the preceding book.
Nov 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book was a wonderful trip down memory lane with Father Tim, Cynthia, and family;and, the wonderful reminder that God is with us in everything we do. What a refreshing, uplifting book....
Kathryn Seidlitz
Nov 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful! It's all the faith in the series minus the circumstances that brought it about. Just lovely!
Molly Panzer
Nov 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved it simply because it’s a reminder of everything Mitford!
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Dec 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mitford, 2018
What a lovely book to read in December and go down memory lane with Father Tim. This is a perfect gift for anyone who has read the series. And, it comes with a ribbon bookmark. Love it!
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Born Janice Meredith Wilson in 1937, Jan Karon was raised on a farm near Lenoir, North Carolina. Karon knew at a very early age that she wanted to be a writer. She penned her first novel when she was 10 years old, the same year she won a short-story contest organized by the local high school. Karon married as a teenager and had a daughter, Candace.

At 18, Karon began working as a receptionist for