A Prairie Girl’s Faith: The Spiritual Legacy of Laura Ingalls Wilder
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The first in-depth look at the spiritual path of legendary storyteller Laura Ingalls Wilder.
With her extraordinary God-given pluck, the creator of the epic Little House series survived the harshness of frontier life—from the heartbreak of sudden crop losses to murderous storms to unrelenting loneliness. Yet in every season, Laura found strength through her relationship with God.
Now, several generations later, Laura’s insights about work and rest, trust in the face of hardship, and the value of faith is more relevant than ever. Through Laura’s discerning newspaper pieces as an early advice columnist, interviews with people who knew her personally, and an extensive investigation by Stephen Hines, we witness an authentic faith that comes not from pretending all is well but from growing through difficult times.
With photos and authentic recipes from the Little House era, A Prairie Girl’s Faith also opens a wider window into the lives of pioneers as it offers a revealing look at the beliefs, character, and culture into which Laura was born and grew to maturity.