Missing - The search for My Son by Vivian Churness.

See Vivian's interview on the
Hour of Power

Missing Son book on Amazon.comPurchase Vivians' book at

"A rare memoir in which there isn't a single false note." -- John Wilson in
Christianity Today Dec 2014.

Vivian Churness - missing - the search for my son

In the 1960's, Vivian Churness was sent by the Reformed Church in America to serve as a  missionary-nurse in India.

She later returned to Southern California where she taught nursing at USC. She is now a retired faculty member, active in the Emeriti Center.

Since 2007, she has served as a Consultant in Nursing Education to the Church of South India, and has co-authored or revised several textbooks for nurses there.

She and her husband, Dave, have four children and seven grandchildren.

[Portrait by Daniel Yu, Fotoby Studio, San Pedro, CA]



USA edition

Available on Amazon.com: Vivian Churness
Barnes & Noble in both eBook and print editions.

In India please contact

Ecumenical Book Services in Chennai at ecubkservice@gmail.com

Also available in USA from the author
$8 for India edition and
$13 for American edition (includes postage).



Christianity Today review:
Wilson's Bookmarks Dec 2014

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What does a young wife and mother do when her husband and 3-year-old son suddenly disappear without a trace?

Vivian Churness writes a story that reads like a cross between a detective mystery and a testimony of personal spiritual formation. … It is the story of Vivian's search for her abducted son, and of how her life was changed during the years-long search.

It is all true.

I encourage you to get into the book, and walk through the life and challenges of this remarkable woman … someone who said 'No' to despair, and said 'Yes' to faith, hope, forgiveness and love.”

- Larry Christenson
Author and former Director,
Lutheran Renewal International

Missing - The search for my son - India version
India edition