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Rivers, Francine 1947-

Overview
Works: 338 works in 1,085 publications in 1 language and 66,089 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Christian fiction  Religious fiction  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  History  Interviews  Bildungsromans  Love stories 
Roles: Creator
Classifications: PS3568.I83165, 813.54
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Publications by Francine Rivers
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Most widely held works by Francine Rivers
Redeeming love by Francine Rivers( Book )
50 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,806 libraries worldwide
Sold into prostitution as a child, Angel survives by keeping her hatred for men alive, until Michael Hosea obeys God's call to marry Angel and love her unconditionally. As Angel's heart slowly begins to thaw, her feelings of unworthiness and fear cause her to run away, until she realizes that her final healing must come from the One who loves her even more than Michael does
Her mother's hope by Francine Rivers( Book )
19 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 3,210 libraries worldwide
The first in an epic two-book saga, this sweeping story explores the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters as each woman is forced to confront her faulty but well-meaning desire to help her daughter find her God-given place in the world. "Ambitious, strong-willed Marta Schneider leaves her home in rural Switzerland at the beginning of the 20th century. She's determined to flee her abusive father, loving but weak mother, and the constraints placed on women. Meeting interesting characters all along her journey, she works her way to Canada. There she buys a boardinghouse and meets her match in Niclas Waltert, a German engineer with a farmer's heart. Through Marta's sharp elbows and the sweat of Niclas's brow, the family eventually arrives at an increasingly comfortable life in California's Central Valley. The second half of the story is told from the point of view of constitutionally timid daughter Hildemara Rose." -Publishers Weekly
Her daughter's dream by Francine Rivers( Book )
14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 2,939 libraries worldwide
In a saga set from the 1950s to the present, the rift between mother and daughter is examined
The last sin eater : a novel by Francine Rivers( Book )
24 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 2,785 libraries worldwide
Cadi Fordes knows it's forbidden, that doing so will bring curses down on her--but something deep and instinctive moves her, against all dire warnings, to find the "sin eater."
A voice in the wind by Francine Rivers( Book )
27 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 2,569 libraries worldwide
Torn by the love for a handsome aristocrat, a young slave girl clings to her faith in the living God for deliverance from the forces of decadent Rome
The atonement child by Francine Rivers( Book )
18 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 2,485 libraries worldwide
When Dynah Carey's life is shattered by rape and the subsequent pregnancy, her faith in God is put to the test when she must decide whether to have an abortion or not
The scarlet thread by Francine Rivers( Book )
19 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 2,384 libraries worldwide
When Sierra discovers her young ancestor's handcrafted quilt and reads her journal, she finds their lives are very similar. By following her ancestor's example, she learns to surrender to God's sovereignty and unconditional love
An echo in the darkness by Francine Rivers( Book )
24 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,149 libraries worldwide
They knew her as Rapha, the healer. What they didn't know was that beneath the veils was a woman they had both loved . a woman who was supposed to be dead
As sure as the dawn by Francine Rivers( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,048 libraries worldwide
Atretes, German warrior. Revered gladiator. He won his freedom through his fierceness ... but his life is changed forever when he learns his son is alive. Atretes vows to find his son and return to Germania. Only one thing stands in his way: Rizpah, the young widow who adopted his abandoned baby. But Atretes is undaunted. One woman should be no trouble at all. It doesn't take him long to find out just how wrong he is
And the shofar blew by Francine Rivers( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 2,022 libraries worldwide
Commited to building his new church, dynamic young preacher Paul Hudson loses sight of the purer intentions of his ministry and struggles to choose between his own will and God's plan
Unveiled by Francine Rivers( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 2,008 libraries worldwide
Her name meant "date palm," and like her namesake, Tamar hoped to survive the harsh environment she was placed in: to bend but not to break. Rubbed with scented oil and arrayed in wedding finery, 14-year-old Tamar is thrust into a world of abuse, betrayal, and disillusionment when she is given in marriage to an evil, idol-worshiping man. In the face of her suffering, she must make choices: Will she let her new husband, Er, destroy her innocence and corrupt her? Will she leave the religion of the Canaanites and embrace the God of the Hebrews despite the life of misery she is cast into? Or will she fall into despair and become as wicked as her husband and his brothers?
Bridge to haven by Francine Rivers( Book )
9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,951 libraries worldwide
Having been abandoned as a newborn and found and raised by Pastor Ezekiel Freeman in the small California town of Haven, Abra Matthews feels like she doesn't belong and at the age of seventeen runs off to Hollywood, becoming starlet Lena Scott
Leota's garden by Francine Rivers( Book )
15 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,939 libraries worldwide
At eighty-four, Leota Reinhardt is alone, all of her efforts to reconcile with her adult children hadn't worked in the past, until she meets her estranged grandaughter, Annie, and confides to her the silent sacrifice she had made as a young mother of two, while her husband was gone during World War II
Unshaken by Francine Rivers( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,886 libraries worldwide
A retelling of the story of Ruth, Naomi, and Boaz demonstrates that God faithfully provides for his children when all hope seems lost
Unafraid by Francine Rivers( Book )
14 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,831 libraries worldwide
In her fifth and final Lineage of Grace novella, renowned Christian writer Rivers tackles the most celebrated woman in Christian history Mary, the mother of Jesus. Using the biblical account of Jesus' life as a framework, Rivers adds such imaginative scenes as Mary watching the young Jesus healing his little sister, Anne, or Mary pondering Jesus' ability to see that there is always enough bread and oil in the larder to keep the family afloat. There are warm mother-son exchanges ("You're so thin!") and personal details ("Jesus had Mary's chin ... but no one ever said Jesus had her eyes ... ")
Unashamed by Francine Rivers( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,799 libraries worldwide
Bestselling Christian author Francine Rivers recreates the significant acts of Rahab, a prostitute of Jericho who was instrumental in bringing about its destruction. As an early feminist, Rahab stands out as a beacon of self-acceptance, spurning her family's and society's opinions to fulfill the sacred knowledge burning within her. Her ensuing love and marriage was the beginning of a bloodline that yielded King David and, ultimately, Jesus
Unspoken by Francine Rivers( Book )
12 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,764 libraries worldwide
In award-winning writer Francine Rivers's five-book Lineage of Grace series about women in the family tree of Jesus Christ, perhaps the most compelling installment is Unspoken, the love story of David and Bathsheba. This Old Testament saga of adultery, power, and battles fought both on the field of combat and in the human heart touches on the cost of poor choices, the need for forgiveness, and finding ultimate fulfillment -- themes that are relevant today. Rivers writes poignantly of how Bathsheba falls in love with David as a little girl, and of her bitterness when she comes of age and is given in marriage to Uriah, one of David's mighty warriors. Love cannot be commanded, however, and it's not long before the sexual tension between David and Bathsheba reaches its logical conclusion, with disastrous results
The priest : a novella by Francine Rivers( Book )
19 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,696 libraries worldwide
Presents a fictionalized account of the life of Aaron, a biblical priest who devoted himself to serving God without thought of personal reward. Includes a Bible study
The warrior : a novella by Francine Rivers( Book )
18 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,675 libraries worldwide
Behind the men who shaped history are the heroes who forever changed it. In The Warrior, beloved author Francine Rivers illuminates the life of Caleb, a man whose faith and zeal for God helped lead God's people into the Promised Land. Discover a man full of passion, humility, and faith; a man who encouraged Joshua and stood strong in the face of sin. The Warrior also includes a Bible study on the life of Caleb, suitable for individual use or group discussion
The prince by Francine Rivers( Book )
14 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 1,555 libraries worldwide
A fictionalized account of the life of the biblical figure Jonathan and his friendship with David also includes a Bible study
 
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Rivers, Fransina 1947-
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