Francine Rivers: Five Faithful Men Who Changed Eternity
In Sons of Encouragement, Francine Rivers shines a spotlight on five men: Aaron, the priest who stood in Moses’ shadow but had the courage to cover his brother’s fears; Caleb, the warrior whose words stirred men’s hearts and brought God’s people to the Promised Land; Jonathan, the prince whose humility led him to befriend David, the man who would become king in his place; Amos, the prophet who heard when God called and spoke to a nation unwilling to listen; and Silas, the scribe who surrendered his wealth to record God’s word.
Each of the five stories features a six-part Bible study, with questions and elements for reflection, suitable for individual or group study.
“The five stories told in Sons of Encouragement are about five Eastern men who lived in ancient times, and yet their stories apply to our lives and the difficult issues we face in our world today,” observes Francine Rivers. “These men were on the edge. They had courage. They took risks. They did the unexpected. They lived daring lives, and sometimes they made mistakes – big mistakes. These men were not perfect, and yet God in His Infinite mercy used them in His perfect plan to reveal Himself to the world.”
Francine Rivers has been writing for thirty years, and for more than a decade, several of her novels, including A Lineage of Grace and Redeeming Love have consistently appeared on CBA bestsellers lists. In 2010, she became a New York Times’ bestselling author with the launch of Her Mother’s Hope and Her Daughter’s Dream. She has received numerous awards, including the Gold Medallion for her novel, The Last Sin Eater.