Marie Chapian is the author of more than 30 books, translated into 17 languages. Since the publication of her first book, City Psalms (Moody Press), Marie has received many awards. A past nominee for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction and the National Book Award, Marie has won the Cornerstone Book of the Year Award (twice), Campus Crusade for Christ awards, the coveted Gold Medallion Book Award, Silver Angel Awards for making “outstanding moral and social impact” in all branches of the media and Gold Book awards for over 500,000 copies sold.
Marie has also received the Distinguished International Leadership Award for Outstanding Service in Christian Leadership and Literature. She has also won two playwriting grants from the Los Angeles Theatre Center, an AAUW Achievement grant, a Milton Center grant, a New Letters writing award, a Spoon River Award and two San Diego Book awards for Best Book of the Year.
Educated at Moody Bible Institute, the University of Minnesota, the University of California at San Diego, Vermont College and Logos Seminary, she holds a doctorate in Counseling and a Master of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing and an AA in Studio Art. Her paintings and are shown in galleries and art venues included in the 2012 book, Art and Faith.