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Bestselling and Beloved Author Francine Rivers Pens Debut Nonfiction Title
Tyndale House Publishers releases
Earth Psalms:
 Reflections on How God Speaks through Nature, October 4, 2016

Contact: Katie Dodillet, katiedodillet@tyndale.com630.784.5275 

Carol Stream, Ill. (October 4, 2016)—Francine Rivers, highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling author, ventures into nonfiction with the release of Earth Psalms. In this weekly devotional, the beloved author invites her readers to join her in seeking the Creator through the marvelous natural world we live in. Francine shares observations she’s gathered over a lifetime of exploring—abroad and in her own backyard—and reflects on how they might apply to daily life. Rivers shared that she “hopes this book will encourage you to look at the world God created and search for the subtle messages that will expand your love for Him and your desire for a closer relationship with Him.”

When asked what motivated her to venture into her first nonfiction title, Rivers responded, “I love devotionals and read a new one every year, so the prospect of writing one was exciting. Tyndale partnered me with Karin Stock Buursma and we worked together as a team. I thoroughly enjoyed everything about the project.”

With stunning photography, Scripture excerpts, applications, and prayers accompanying Francine’s reflections, this devotional is both inspiring and encouraging. Francine invites her readers to “be encouraged. Be challenged. Be comforted. God’s power is immense; His attention to detail is precise; His love for you is vast and unfailing. The proof is all around you.”

About the Author . . . New York Times bestselling author Francine Rivers has published numerous novels—all bestsellers—and she has continued to win both industry acclaim and reader loyalty around the globe. Her Christian novels have been awarded or nominated for many honors, including the RITA Award, the Christy Award, the ECPA Gold Medallion, and the Holt Medallion in Honor of Outstanding Literary Talent. In 1997, after winning her third RITA Award for inspirational fiction, Francine was inducted into the Romance Writers of America Hall of Fame. In 2015, she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW). She and her husband, Rick, live in northern California. Visit Francine’s website at


Earth Psalms, written by Francine Rivers with Karin Stock Buursma. Tyndale House Publishers, October 4, 2016. ISBN 978-1-4964-1485-4 / Hardcover / $16.99 /

Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Timesbestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people. 

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