Lilian Whiting was an author and journalist. She edited several magazines and wrote many books. James Allen reviewed her book, The World Beautiful in his journal, The Light of Reason.
James Allen reviewed this book saying "In The World Beautiful, she is inspiring to a remarkable degree, so much so that those people who are inclined to "get below the mark" would do well to keep it by them as a spiritual tonic. In this respect, the following brief quotation will be sufficient to show its value:—"Worry is a state of spiritual corrosion. A trouble either can be remedied, or it cannot. If it can be, then set about it; if it cannot be, dismiss it from consciousness, or bear it so bravely that it may become transfigured to a blessing." There is a sweetness and charm and strength about the whole book that renders it unique, and written by a woman, there are portions of it that are of great value to women; though, of course, not exclusively so. The extract which we reprint from this work on another page of this journal, will give our readers an idea of its nature.