A Prairie Faith: The Religious Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder with John Fry

Thursday, May 30, 2024 - 6:30pm

Schuler Books
2660 28th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Join professor of history, dean of faculty, and director of Foundations at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Illinois to discover a new way of looking at the Little House book series.

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About the Book
What role did Laura Ingalls Wilder's Christian faith play in her life and writing?

The beloved Little House books 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 House books, 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.

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)
$24.99
ISBN: 9780802876287
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Published: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company - February 6th, 2024