The Arc 67: Francine Rivers

On this episode Adam and Joy talk with bestselling author Francine Rivers. They chat about her latest book The Masterpiece, and the research and thought that went into it. Francine also tells the story of how she ended up being published by Tyndale, and gives some advice for aspiring writers. Find her books at FrancineRivers.com.

More about Francine:

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers had a successful writing career in the general market for several years before becoming a born-again Christian. As her statement of faith, she wrote Redeeming Love, a retelling of the biblical story of Gomer and Hosea set during the time of the California Gold Rush. Redeeming Love is now considered by many to be a classic work of Christian fiction and it continues to be one of the industry’s top-selling titles year after year.

Since Redeeming Love, Francine has published numerous novels with Christian themes—all bestsellers—and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the world. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for many honors, and in 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for Inspirational Fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America’s Hall of Fame. In 2015, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). Francine’s novels have been translated into over thirty different languages, and she enjoys bestseller status in many foreign countries.

Francine and her husband live in northern California and enjoy time spent with their grown children and grandchildren. She uses her writing to draw closer to the Lord, and she desires that through her work she might worship and praise Jesus for all He has done and is doing in her life.

Visit her website at www.francinerivers.com and connect with her on Facebook (www.facebook.com/FrancineRivers) and Twitter (@FrancineRivers).


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More on The Masterpiece:

New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers returns to her romance roots with this unexpected and redemptive love story, a probing tale that reminds us that mercy can shape even the most broken among us into an imperfect yet stunning masterpiece.

A successful LA artist, Roman Velasco appears to have everything he could possibly want—money, women, fame. Only Grace Moore, his reluctant, newly hired personal assistant, knows how little he truly has. The demons of Roman’s past seem to echo through the halls of his empty mansion and out across his breathtaking Topanga Canyon view. But Grace doesn’t know how her boss secretly wrestles with those demons: by tagging buildings as the Bird, a notorious but unidentified graffiti artist—an alter ego that could destroy his career and land him in prison.

Like Roman, Grace is wrestling with ghosts and secrets of her own. After a disastrous marriage threw her life completely off course, she vowed never to let love steal her dreams again. But as she gets to know the enigmatic man behind the reputation, it’s as if the jagged pieces of both of their pasts slowly begin to fit together . . . until something so unexpected happens that it changes the course of their relationship—and both their lives—forever.

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Adam Sabados works as Digital Media Manager for Tyndale House Publishers. Adam is an Ohio native and is passionate about Cleveland sports teams. In his free time you might find him performing at an improv show in the Chicago area, or working on his latest writing project.


  • Just finished “The Masterpiece”. I couldn’t put it down. Loved it. I have read all you books. Can’t wait till the next one. God bless.

  • Loved loved the Masterpiece I finished it in a couple of days. I’m reading Bridge to Haven now I read every spare moment I can I can hardly put the book down. I cried every time she walked away from God. But I guess we all do that from time to time. God bless.

  • Just finished Bridge To Haven,couldn’t put it down!Oh the choices we make.Can’t wait to read more of her books.I don’t know how I haven’t read any of her books before.I’m going to enjoy retirement now that I have found her.


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