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(719) 268-1915 New Laura Ingalls Wilder Biography Provides First Extended, In-Depth Discussion of Wilder’s Faith “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
Laura Ingalls Wilder and her family have captivated generations of readers and television viewers with the Little House
stories marked by their pioneer independence and self-reliance. But was it only their courage that helped them survive the harshness of frontier life?
In A Prairie Girl’s Faith
(WaterBrook, Feb. 6, 2018), Stephen W. Hines, best-selling author and recognized authority on Laura Ingalls Wilder, reveals that Wilder was more than a gifted storyteller and America’s most beloved pioneer—she was a woman of remarkable faith.
Hines draws on his extensive research—including his interviews with people who knew her personally and Wilder’s insightful newspaper pieces and life
stories—to demonstrate how her faith sustained her in difficult times.
From a house fire and numerous crop failures to the loss of a son and Almanzo’s crippling stroke, Wilder clung to the “greatness and goodness” of God during these challenging and often life-altering times.
“I like to think we can still learn something from Laura’s accumulated experience and reflection,” writes Hines, “among which is tolerance for other’s failings, courage to start all over again after disaster strikes, and a belief that God holds the future in his hands and intends no ill will for his children.” A Prairie Girl’s Faith
also features nearly 30 authentic pioneer recipes from people who knew Laura and her parents—even one from Ma Ingalls herself! These recipes, along with memorable quotes, period music and historical context, open a wider window into the life of pioneers and the beliefs and culture in which Wilder lived.