December 2, 2017

A Prairie Girl's Faith by Stephen W. Hines - Review

I received this book free from the publisher

Book details
Hardcover: 224 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook (February 6, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0735289786
ISBN-13: 978-0735289789

Book description
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.

Meet the author - 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 He lives with his wife, Gwen, in Nashville, Tennessee.

My thoughts
I am a superfan of Laura Ingalls Wilder so I was happy that there is yet another book out about her. I have also read two other books by this author and have enjoyed them. This book was well written and easy to read. The author did his job when researching for this book. He gave us yet another view of one of our favorite authors. I also liked that we got to see even more of Laura by hearing of her relationships with her friends and her daughter. The addition of the recipes at the end was an added bonus.

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