A Prairie Faith: The Religious Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Library of Religious Biography (Lrb)) (Paperback)

A Prairie Faith: The Religious Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder (Library of Religious Biography (Lrb)) By John J. Fry, Mark a. Noll (Foreword by) Cover Image
By John J. Fry, Mark a. Noll (Foreword by)
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What role did Laura Ingalls Wilder's Christian faith play in her life and writing?

The beloved Little Housebooks by Laura Ingalls Wilder have sold over 60 million copies since their publication in the first half of the twentieth century. Even her unpolished memoir, Pioneer Girl, which tells the true story behind the children's books, was widely embraced upon its release in 2014. Despite Wilder's enduring popularity, few fans know much about her Christian beliefs and practice.

John J. Fry shines a light on Wilder's quiet faith in this unique biography. Fry surveys the Little Housebooks, Pioneer Girl, and Wilder's lesser-known writings, including her letters, poems, and newspaper columns. Analyzing this wealth of sources, he reveals how Wilder's down-to-earth faith and Christian morality influenced her life and work. Interweaving these investigations with Wilder's perennially interesting life story, A Prairie Faith illustrates the Christian practices of pioneers and rural farmers during this dynamic period of American history.

About the Author

John J. Fry is professor of history, dean of faculty, and director of Foundations at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois. He is the author of The Farm Press, Reform, and Rural Change, 1895- 1920 and the editor of Almost Pioneers: One Couple's Homesteading Adventure in the West.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780802876287
ISBN-10: 0802876285
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication Date: February 6th, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: Library of Religious Biography (Lrb)