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)
Chris Manion has 30 years’writing and speaking experience in a variety of publishing areas including newspapers, magazines, corporate newsletters, policy guides, blogs, and motivational speeches. Through modern day parables, mysterious experiences, and memoir (God’s Patient Pursuit of My Soul), Manion points her readers’ hearts to the living streams of God’s grace and love. A perennial student of feeding the soul, her passion focuses on giving simple, every day terms to spiritual experiences in order to stimulate conversation about our spiritual gifts and connections with God.
A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the oldest of six, Chris is an award-winning catechist who retired as a top-tier National Executive from the direct sales industry to write and inspire. She met her husband of forty plus 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 the beauty of Florida’s emerald coast.
Her stories and blog posts have been featured in Northwest Daily News, Catechist Magazine, Pasticcio Quartz, and Spirit & Life magazine. Her fans call her "a class act" and a “dynamic, inspirational speaker.” Read her at www.chrismanion.com or www.facebook.com/authorChrisManion.