Patricia Raybon, an award-winning author and journalist, writes top-rated books that help believers move big mountains. A writer at Our Daily Bread Ministries, she writes to inspire people in God’s Word – encouraging believers to love God and each other. Her daring, insightful books include My First White Friend, which won a Christopher Award; I Told the Mountain to Move, a Book of the Year Finalist in Christianity Today Magazine’s 2006 book contest; her best-selling One Year® devotional, God’s Great Blessings; Bound for Glory, a tribute to African American spirituals, co-authored with renowned calligrapher Timothy Botts; and Undivided: A Muslim Daughter, Her Christian Mother, Their Path to Peace, co-authored with her younger daughter Alana Raybon.
Patricia’s essays on faith, race, and grace have been published in the New York Times Magazine, Newsweek, USA Today, USA Weekend, Country Living Magazine, Chicago Tribune, The Denver Post, Guideposts, Our Daily Bread, In Touch Magazine (In Touch Ministries), Christianity Today, popular blogs including the Washington Post’s Acts of Faith, Her.Meneutics, DaySpring at (in)courage, and aired on National Public Radio.
A journalist by training, Patricia earned a B.A. in journalism from The Ohio State University, an M.A. in journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and formerly was editor of the Denver Post’s Sunday Contemporary Magazine and a feature writer at the Rocky Mountain News. In mid-career, she joined the journalism faculty at the University of Colorado at Boulder, teaching print journalism to hard-working graduate and undergraduate students for 15 years. In 2006, she was promoted to professor emerita. She now writes full-time, also teaching at writing conferences and workshops nationwide.
A mother of two and grandmother of five, she lives with her husband Dan, a retired educator, in her beloved home state of Colorado. Join her on the journey at www.patriciaraybon.com or on Facebook or Twitter @patriciaraybon.