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A Prairie Girl's Faith

The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Stephen W. Hines

About A Prairie Girl's Faith

The beloved author of the Little House books was not only one of America's great pioneer storytellers but a woman of vibrant faith.

A Prairie Girl's Faith provides the first extended, in depth discussion of the Christian faith of one of America's most beloved pioneer women--Laura Ingalls Wilder. Although the faith of the Ingalls' family pervades books in the Little House series, the more specific details of Laura's faith have never been fully explored. It took extraordinary pluck for anyone to survive the harshness of frontier life--from the heartbreak of sudden crop losses to murderous storms to unrelenting loneliness. This book reveals how in surviving, the brave Laura drew not just on her character, but found encouragement, strength, and hope in her relationship with God.

Praise

“Because of my father’s role in the Little House on the Prairie television series, I have long admired Laura Ingalls Wilder and the values she portrayed so memorably in her books. It’s no secret to her readers that faith was central to the Ingalls family. This compelling discussion of Laura’s spiritual journey is most welcome and satisfying.”
—Michael Landon Jr., actor, director, writer, and producer

About Stephen W. Hines

STEPHEN HINES is a recognized authority on Laura Ingalls Wilder and has authored several best-selling volumes on her life, including Little House in the Ozarks. He grew up in the midwest in an area where Wilder once lived. Hines was the founding Director of Communications for the Tennessee Department of Children's Services and has held several editorial positions in magazine, newspaper, and book publishing. The author is a contributor to awww.littlehouseontheprairie.com. He lives with his wife, Gwen, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Product Details

224 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Feb 6, 2018

Trim Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/4

Carton Quantity: 12

By Hilary Wagner

Among those who continue the scholarship on Laura Ingalls Wilder, Stephen Hines brings us A Prairie Girl's Faith.  Exploring the history of the church in pioneers' lives, the family's involvement in their spiritual community and traditions, as well as individual's likely relationship with God make this an interesting read and addition to the "cannon" of Wilder.  Interspersed with excerpts from the Little House books along with anecdotes from...

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By Holly Johnson

A Prairie Girl's Faith (Stephen Hines)A Prairie Girl's Faith provides the first extended, in depth discussion of the Christian faith of one of America's most beloved pioneer women--Laura Ingalls Wilder. Although the faith of the Ingalls' family pervades books in the Little House series, the more specific details of Laura's faith have never been fully explored. It took extraordinary pluck for anyone to survive the harshness of frontier...

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By Robin Gold

In A Prairie Girl's Faith, Stephen W. Hines takes an in-depth look at the spiritual legacy left behind by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  Searching both her books and other publications, as well as her daughter's writing, Hines delves deep to explore Wilder's personal faith and how it impacted her character, pioneer spirit, and ultimately a far reaching audience.  Hines also uncovers how Wilder's faith influenced her daughter, and how the two,...

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By Elizabeth McCord

For someone who loved the story of Laura Ingalls Wilder as a little girl, this book was right up my alley. It drew my attention from one glance of the title!The author of this book did a fantastic job of telling the story of Laura's life, all the way through to her daughter's life and adulthood. From the struggles to the many joys, there was a lot that shaped the life of that prairie girl. Focusing on the faith aspect of her life, there are...

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By Sherri Smith

The cover on this book I just love. It captures my interest and is almost like an art piece, beckoning you to pick it up and just imagine. Upon further investigation, I discovered that is painted William Affleck, with the cover designer doing an excellent job with font choices. Kudo's to Kristopher K. Orr on this one. Perfect use for this book.The book, based on the back cover copy, "offers an in-depth look at the faith journey of Laura...

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