Every person – every writer – has a belief system and a world view which will influence their actions, thoughts, and writing. That belief system and worldview can be rooted in various religions or philosophies – Christian, humanist, feminism, naturalistic, etc. etc. etc. If you are a discerning reader, it is important to know what the worldview and belief system the author held to so you can evaluate their writing carefully.
Martha Finley – the American authoress featured today – firmly proclaimed her belief in God and the Bible throughout her life and her writing. Though her stories are almost unknown in modern times, she was one of the best selling authors of the 19th Century. Her stories follow young women and their families through adventures, joys, and trials, and were an inspiration to thousands of ladies in a bygone era. Continue reading