Ruth Goring grew up in a large, lively missionary family in Colombia. In recent years she has provided accompaniment and advocacy to peace communities in that country. Her 2017 children’s picture book is Adriana’s Angels / Los ángeles de Adriana (published separately in English and Spanish; Sparkhouse Family). She has published two books of poetry, Soap Is Political (Glass Lyre) and Yellow Doors (WordFarm); several scripture study guides, including Singleness (InterVarsity Press) and Heart Renewal (WaterBrook); and the booklet Date Rape (InterVarsity Press).
Ruth is a senior manuscript editor at the University of Chicago Press and teaches in the Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies’ editing certificate program. She is also a visual artist, working mostly in chalk pastels and mosaic.