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Francine Rivers & Shannon Rivers Coibion

Author of  Bible Stories for Growing Kids

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Francine Rivers & Shannon Rivers Coibion's Bio:

Francine Rivers

Francine is a wife, mother, and grandmother living in northern California. She has been writing for adults for more than 30 years. After becoming a born-again Christian in 1986, she wrote Redeeming Love as her statement of faith. Since then she has published numerous books and has won industry acclaim, awards, and reader loyalty. Her novel The Last Sin Eater won the ECPA Gold Medallion.

The characters in Francine’s novels, whether real people from the Bible or fictional contemporary figures, come to life as she creates realistic conversations and background descriptions. She has written the stories of five Bible women in her Lineage of Grace series and is in the process of writing about five men in the Sons of Encouragement series. The story in each book is told from the viewpoint of one main character. And now, for the first time, Francine has used the same approach in this book of children’s Bible stories.

Francine says she uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.

Shannon Rivers Coibion

Shannon is the daughter of Francine Rivers and a full-time homemaker and homeschooling mom. She lives in northern California with her husband and two children.

Shannon, who wrote the Growing Time sections of this book, grew up in a family that read the Bible together. She was influenced not only by the after-dinner Bible readings but also by the knowledge that her parents got up early each morning to read Scripture and pray. Now Shannon lets her children know that she reads her Bible before arising each morning. And she makes certain that their schooling includes a daily reading from a one-year kids’ Bible, followed by a discussion time.

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