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Book: Against the Tide - The Valor of Margaret Wilson (Chosen Daughters) by Hope Irvin Marston

Book: Against the Tide - The Valor of Margaret Wilson (Chosen Daughters) by Hope Irvin Marston

categories: Book, Scots, Scotland History, Reformation History, Scots Covenanters, The Killing Times, Father-Daughter Relationships, Margaret Wilson, Covenanters-Fiction, Chosen Daughters, Teen Martyrs, Scots Family Life, Religious Persecution, Historical Fiction

Hope Irvin Marston

Author Hope Irvin Marstonabout this book: My interest in Scotland began when my sister who was 14 years older than I acquired a Scots pen pal. I found my own Scots pen pal when I was about ten. Seventy years later we are still writing each other. About ten years ago she found me a prime source of information about Margaret Wilson.

I first read about Margaret in the early stages of my writing career when I proofread a manuscript for a Christian publishing company. What caught my attention (and wouldn't let go) was the inscription of Margaret's tombstone in the Wigtown, Scotland kirkyard.

I was awed by the faith of this teenager who died rather than deny her faith in Jesus Christ. I began researching her life. Finding information about a rather insignificant, seventeenth century Scots martyr was a monumental challenge.

Some thirty years later after two trips to Scotland, I was able to complete my story because my pen pal introduced me to a Scots writer who was/is considered the authority on Margaret Wilson and the Covenanting Scots Presbyterians. I spent about ten days visiting my pen pal and my new friend who took me to the prison where Margaret spent her last night before she willing gave her life in defense of her faith.

The number of Scots believers who were martyred for their faith at that time of religious persecution is miniscule in comparison to the 100 million Christians in over 60 countries who are being persecuted today for their faith. (Statistics are from OPEN DOORS USA.) In this era when so many despondent teens are taking their own lives, this story of one firmly grounded in her faith shows there is a way to live for the Lord, and if need be die for Him…but that death will be the gateway to heaven.

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