• Waiting Is a Wilderness: An Excerpt

    Somewhere in the midst of my reeling with God, doubting  his goodness and questioning his role as provider, my friend Marlena Graves offered me these words: “God did not lead you to this desert to die.” Though the words offered little comfort about our current situation (God lead us to a desert, after all. ...

  • I Am One of Them

    Years ago, an Emergent Christian radio host teased me about my Reformed-ness on his radio show. The conversation left both of us confused. Him, I’m sure by my claiming Reformed theology took the same holistic approach I saw in the Emerging Church (especially in areas of erasing that line between ...

  • Introducing: Broke

    **Exciting News: The FREE Six-Part Group Discussion Guide for Broke is now available! This is perfect for book clubs, church groups, or neighborhood studies. Available here. Though Broke: What Financial Desperation Revealed about God’s Abundance has been available for a little over a week, April 7 has always been Broke’s Official Launch Date. And ...

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Writing

Recent Books:

Broke: What Financial Desperation Revealed about God’s Abundance (InterVarsity Press, 2014)

Shades of Mercy: A Maine Chronicle, with Anita Lustrea (RiverNorth, 2013)

Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms (Revell, 2013)

Recent Articles:

If you wanna read what I’ve written of late, click on through.

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Quick Bio

I have a lot of jobs. I write, speak, edit, raise kids, and plan worship. I’ve written five books, including Broke: What Financial Desperation Revealed About God’s Abundance (IVP, 2014) and Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms (Revell, 2013).

I’m a regular contributor to Christianity Today’s Her.Meneutics blog and the “Wonderlust” columnist for Re:Frame Media’s ThinkChristian.

My husband, three kids, one pit bull and I live outside of Chicago. For more information, check out my full bio.

Me at MOPS Walking

Speaking Calendar

2014

February 7&8: Day Apart Retreat, Glen Ellyn, IL

March 8: Private Women’s Retreat, MI

April 10-12: Calvin Festival of Faith and Writing, Grand Rapids, MI

April 25: MOPS, Sugar Grove, IL

May 2: IVP Women’s Event, Westmont, IL

May 20: MOPS, Fort Atkinson, WI

October 24-25: ECLA Conference, Wheaton, IL

November 21: Advent by Candlelight Service, Lombard, IL

December 11: Crossroads Church Christmas Event, Aurora, IL

For speaking inquiries, email caryn@carynrivadeneira.com. Thanks!


Latest News

A Bit of News

So, a while ago, my friend Anita Lustrea asked me if I’d ever want to work in radio. I thought back to college, where I studied English and Journalism. Back then, when faced with the choice between print and broadcast journalism, I wondered, Who on earth’d wanna broadcast when you can write? Of course, fast-foward 20 years and […]

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FREE Broke Discussion Guide Available Now

The FREE Six-Part Group Discussion Guide for Broke is now available! This is perfect for book clubs, church groups, or neighborhood studies. Available here.  

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New Releases!

  Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms (Revell): MOPS Int’l’s Theme Devotional of 2013. Releases April 2013! Shades of Mercy: A Maine Chronicle (River North/Moody Press): My first novel–co-written with Anita Lustrea–releases September 2013!

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