God's Patient Pursuit of My Soul
Since childhood, Chris Manion felt a distinct longing she could not appease. She thought it was loneliness. At the age of sixteen, she prayed a desperate prayer that opened a path to grace. As she matured, her soul's longing for God could not be assuaged by simply going to church on Sunday; it wanted more. She alternated between resisting and following God’s call until one day, on a bench deep in the woods, everything changed. What makes this memoir cutting edge is the surprising down-to-earth, humble nature of this business leader who points directly to Christ for the gifts and grace that helped her act as a spiritual guide and wise mentor to her $20 million business team. This deeply personal story will change readers’ lives as they discover how to awaken to God's voice deep within them.
About Chris Manion (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Author)
Author and cradle Catholic Chris Manion writes for people who long for a closer relationship with God. Despite her business acumen and success, this super achiever felt a longing to know God since childhood. Manion's journey of connecting with God evolved into contemplative prayer. With the dexterous use of metaphor, this humble business leader leads audiences through humanity's resistance to God’s call through candid and humorous personal stories ranging from prison to podium, from guitar strings to monasteries. A perennial student of feeding the soul, her passions stream toward encouraging more open conversation about our spiritual gifts and experiences. A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the oldest of six, Chris is an award-winning catechist who retired as a top-tier National Executive with a $20 million sales team to write and witness. She met her husband of forty-one years at the University of Dayton from which she graduated in three years with honors in Communication Arts. They’re proud of their two children and three grandchildren. She loves photographing sunrises, trees, seas, and clouds along Florida’s emerald coast. Her fans call her "a class act" and a “dynamic, inspirational speaker.”