An evening with Francine Rivers

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Date(s) - 05/28/2017
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

The Crossing Church

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New York Times best-selling author Francine Rivers will appear at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 28 at The Crossing Church in Quincy. “An Evening with Francine Rivers” will have an informal atmosphere allowing fans a chance to get to know the popular Christian author. Tickets are available at Crossing Thrift stores in Quincy, Hannibal, Pittsfield, Kirksville, and Macomb for $10. Proceeds will benefit Rapha House Charity. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The Good Book Club of Quincy, as part of their 15-year celebration, invited rivers. The group has read several of the author’s novels and participated in long-distance discussions about her work. In 2007, the feature-length film version of her novel “The Last Sin Eater“ was released in theaters by Fox Faith. The Crossing Church sponsored a local one-time showing of the movie, and with community, support filled two theaters.

Rivers has written over 20 Christian-themed novels and won industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the world. Shortly after becoming a Christian in 1986, Rivers wrote “Redeeming Love.” This retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush is now considered a classic work of Christian fiction and continues to be one of the Christian Booksellers Association’s top-selling titles; it has sold over one million copies and held a spot on the Christian bestseller list for nearly a decade.

Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for numerous awards including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In March 2010, Rivers’ became a New York Times bestselling author, when “Her Mother’s Hope” debuted at #12 on the hardcover fiction bestsellers lists. The sequel, “Her Daughter’s Dream,“ debuted at #12 on the same list just six months later. Rivers’ novels have been translated into nearly thirty different languages and she enjoys best-seller status in many countries including Germany, The Netherlands, and South Africa.

Rivers earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Journalism from the University of Nevada, Reno. Prior to her conversion to Christianity, she had a successful writing career in the general market and her books were awarded or nominated for numerous awards and prizes.

“I am very excited that Frani is coming to Quincy! She often says that she wants to visit the area, see Mark Twain’s hometown and meet my book club friends. Now it’s becoming a reality,” said event organizer Heather Kim. “She is so intelligent, yet down to earth. She is compassionate, humorous, kind and fearless. I think anyone who comes to see her May 28 will see that. She is a wonderful woman who loves God and always points to Him.”

All proceeds from the event benefit Rapha House, an international safe house program for children who have been rescued from slavery and sexual exploitation. Based in Joplin, Mo., Rapha House has won the favor of the governments in the countries in which it works. It is an organization which practices excellence in the standards of caring for children who have been rescued from these traumatic situations. The Rapha House model is to find native people who are qualified and passionate about combating the issues of child slavery and sexual exploitation in their own countries, and equipping them to combat on behalf of these children.

Information about Rivers’ visit is available on the event page at or by calling The Crossing Church at 217-224-6374.








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