Ruth grew up in a small town on the south side of Chicago. When she married her husband, Vern, she had never been west of the Mississippi River and, on her honeymoon, felt uncomfortable driving more than 200 miles a day.
Since then she has lived in four major cities in the United States (from the west coast to the east) and has travelled extensively throughout the world.
She is a self-described late bloomer, getting her college degree when she was forty, writing her first children’s book when she was fifty and in all the years before and after, lived life, raising her three children, playing the piano, directing countless musicals, teaching Middle School, and leading Bible studies.
As a pastor’s wife, she has welcomed thousands of people into her home.
As an author, she travels, talking with students and teachers about her books and the writing process.
More recently, she has been on a denominational board planning events and retreats for pastor’s spouses.
Her three children are grown and married to wonderful spouses, and she has four beautiful granddaughters, Annika, Elise, Anja, and Ilse.
Ruth lives in Miami, Florida with her husband Vern.
Her earlier books are:
Discover Your Gifts and Learn How to Use Them – for Youth published by Faith Alive.
Erika’s Story published by the Creative Company and illustrated by Roberto Innocenti.
Mississippi Morning published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers and illustrated by Floyd Cooper.
Eli Remembers published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers and illustrated by Bill Farnsworth.
Always With You published by Eerdmans Books for Young Readers and illustrated by Ron Himler.
Learn about Ruth latest book "Woman Meets Jesus" | Purchase the Book at Amazon | Purchase the Book at Barnes and Noble
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Video: Ruth Vander Zee -- Woman Meets Jesus: Part One
Video: Ruth Vander Zee -- Woman Meets Jesus: Part Two
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