Culture

Patricia Raybon

Patricia Raybon, a former Sunday Magazine editor at The Denver Post and former associate professor of journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder, is the award-winning author of bridge-building books on faith, race and grace. She’s the author of the racial forgiveness memoir, My First White Friend (winner of the Christopher Award), a prayer memoir, I Told the Mountain to Move (2006 Book of the Year finalist at Christianity Today), a One Year® daily devotional study of Bible virtues, God’s Great Blessings, and a mother-daughter interfaith memoir, Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace. Her personal essays
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Vivian Mabuni

Vivian Mabuni is national speaker and writer with a passion to see women and men influence the college campus, families, churches, communities and the world with hope and life found through intimacy with God. Her first book, “Warrior In Pink: A Story of Cancer, Community and the God Who Comforts” (Discovery House Publishers) released in April 2014. Her next book for WaterBrook Multinomah, (the Christian imprint for Penguin Random House) will release summer of 2019. With 29 years of ministry experience on staff with Cru, Vivian loves teaching about the bible and practical application to ministry and life. Vivian has
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Rachel Marie Stone

Rachel Marie Stone teaches English at The Stony Brook School in New York. Her latest book, a memoir about motherhood and anxiety, is forthcoming from IVP in April 2017. She is also an author of the More for Less Cookbook.
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Amy Julia Becker

Amy Julia Becker is working on a book tentatively titled White Picket Fences: Confessions of Privilege (NavPress, 2018). She is also the author of Small Talk: Learning From My Children About What Matters Most (Zondervan, 2014), A Good and Perfect Gift: Faith, Expectations and a Little Girl Named Penny(Bethany House), named one of the Top Books of 2011 by Publisher’s Weekly, and Penelope Ayers: A Memoir. A graduate of Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, her essays about faith, family, and disability have appeared on the Motherlode blog of The New York Times, USA Today, ABCNews.com, Theatlantic.com, The Washington Post Online, The Christian Century, Christianity Today, and The
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Susy Flory

Susy Flory is the New York Times bestselling author or co-author of thirteen books. A graduate of UCLA, she has a background in journalism, education, and communications. She loves reading and writing stories about unforgettable people who are living lives of adventure, courage, hope, redemption, and transformation. Susy’s runaway bestseller, Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust at Ground Zero (Thomas Nelson, 2011), co-written with Michael Hingson, hit the New York Times bestsellers list in both hardcover nonfiction and e-book nonfiction the first week of release. Thunder Dog has been translated
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Keri Wyatt Kent

Writer, speaker, content creator. Author of GodSpace: Embracing the Inconvenient Adventure of Intimacy with God, and ten other books; collaborator or contributor to a dozen more. I work full-time as a freelance writer, collaborative writer, and editor. My books, retreats, and articles guide people as they connect their faith with their daily life. I’m passionate about spiritual formation, living the story that Jesus invites me to live, and helping others to tell their powerful story. Learn more at www.keriwyattkent.com orwww.apowerfulstory.com  
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Tracey Bianchi

Tracey Bianchi serves as the Worship & Teaching Pastor at Christ Church of Oak Brook where she leads creative teams, preaches regularly, and helps facilitate the weekend worship experience. Her ministry profile includes a variety of leadership positions from Student Ministry to Women’s Ministry. She is also a freelance writer and speaker with four books and participation in a variety of leadership events and conferences. She and her family make their home in the Chicago suburbs. http://traceybianchi.com/
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Helen Lee

Helen is a frequent speaker at conferences and churches, specializing in topics such as challenging moms and parents to live counter-culturally, encouraging churches to more fully leverage their moms and kids for missional purposes, and helping all believers develop cultural and racial intelligence. Her experience includes speaking at the IF:Gathering, Rooted:Chicago, the Verge national conference, the Urbana Missions Conference, and at the Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing. What others say about Helen’s speaking: “As I listened to Helen present in her workshop for the MOPS International Convention, I was struck by how she made the whole audience feel like it
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