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The Light We Cannot See


The Light We Cannot See

When a toy store turns out its lights and closes for the day, something special happens inside. Angels open all the toys, then guide children from heaven to play through the night in a light adults cannot see.

I asked my talented illustrator, Jack Foster, to hide a little bird on each page because my grandchildren love finding hidden pictures. Jack chose to draw a dove, a Biblical symbol of the Holy Spirit, and he hid him well. I had to ask some children’s help to find him on a few pages.  By searching for the dove on each page, readers and children alike are reminded that God is hidden on every page of our lives and delights to be found.

“What an adorable children’s book. The illustrations are gorgeous and the rhyme is perfect.” 

Susan Neal, author of 7 Steps to Get Off Sugar and Carbohydrates: Healthy Eating for Healthy Living with a Low-Carbohydrate, Anti-Inflammatory Diet and Eat God’s Food: A Kid’s Guide to Healthy Eating

“A beautifully rhymed tale…When loss and sorrow threaten to overwhelm hope, this thoughtfully crafted little book will remind readers of every age that even when we can’t see the Light, it’s there, and our beloved ones are wrapped in God’s care.”

Cheryl Grey Bogstrom, multi-award-winning author of Sugar Birds

I was so touched, my hand flew immediately to my heart.” Dr. Deborah Maxey, award-winning author of The Endling.

This is a children’s book written for adults, the usual trick that works wonders and lifts up parenting to new wonders and delight. The simple ploy of things seen are not what they seem. Chris has found the combination of joy and simplicity that needs to shout to every child before closing eyes for nightly sleep in deep desires that “all is well.” We do a favor to trust our deepest instincts that God’s creation is not only good, but very good. We can now rest deeply and be at peace. Congratulations Chris on your writing and publishing a powerful, little message for a big and vast world in need of hope.  Mary Marger Funk, OSB, author of the Matter series.


God’s Patient Pursuit of My Soul

When powerhouse business woman, Chris Manion, encountered the idea that Jesus could be her best friend, she sat stunned. The possibility of an intimate relationship with Jesus followed this inspirational leader and award-winning catechist on a path of spiritual discovery that would change her life.

God’s Patient Pursuit of My Soul addresses spiritual matters we don’t talk about publicly: sacred matters we have no vocabulary for, and the importance of sharing moments of divine intimacy to help build God’s kingdom. This vulnerable story of one woman’s response to God compels readers not only through the pages of this book, but through inner discoveries in their own lives and careers as well.

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