Francine Rivers: Biography

Francine Rivers

Francine Rivers is an American author with a strong religious perspective in her novels. Her novels deal with questions how to seek the answer from “God” rather than the answer from “The World”. For example how do you share your faith with unsaved family and friends, when they have no interest in hearing about it? The hardest book she ever wrote was The Atonement Child where she deals with her own abortion decision and share her experience with so many others.

Francine Rivers has won many different prices for her novels and has had quite a few on the New York Times bestselling list. Despite the religious theme of her books they have been translated into more than thirty different languages and she enjoys bestseller status in Germany, The Netherlands and South Africa.

She began her literary career at the University of Nevada, Reno, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism. But it wasn’t until Francine Rivers became a born again Christian in 1986 that she began to write with a religious perspective. Before that she has published more than ten novels all in the historical romance genre, but she has bought all rights of her early work and forbidden any reproduction. Francine calls this period of time her B.C. (before Christ) period.

Francine Rivers was born in 1947, she is married and has three children. Now she enjoys family life and spoiling her grand children.