Speaking with Chris Manion

Spiritual Fitness

Start Shaping Your New Life Today

Spiritual Goal Setting

Three mistakes to avoid when setting goals + six savvy rules for satisfying your soul.


How difficult people give us great faith lessons.

Spiritual Lessons


 What Working in Gardens Teaches Me: Gethsemane to the Rolled Stone and Everything In Between


Who Do You Serve?

Helping You Find Success

Feel Like It’s Time to Change, But How to Discern the Way?

My Vision

“I’m plagued by doubts, but when the Holy Spirit nudges, I try to listen and obey.” Chris shares lessons God’s shown her. Always fresh. Authentic. Powerful.

I almost fell to my knees after delivering  THIS  speech. My mother had died three months earlier. My knees buckled as I walked offstage. I felt spent and at peace. I’d given my all.

Tears wet the faces in the reception line. God’s grace poured out that day. His presence flowed among us. That is my prayer for speaking to your group: to fulfill Jesus’ deep prayer in John 17:21 that we all be one with open minds and open hearts. 



Press-Packet To book Chris for an upcoming event, contact Chris at writerchrismanion@gmail.com or 850-573-3091.

God Woos Us

Remember as a teen how awkward it felt to pursue someone you were interested in? The Bible is full of  God’s stories pursuing His people, but do you know the history of God’s pursuit of you?

Perk Up Your Prayer Life

Has your prayer life dried up lately? Are you bored with how you pray? Do you wonder if you’ll ever hear God speak to you? In this talk, we explore ancient methods of praying that offer new pathways into intimacy with God. Your group will experience a way to know how God answers personal prayers. Event Planners: I provide a list of prayer tools for your group from which you can customize to your group’s interests.

This talk fits well into a retreat weekend and Conference Workshops.

Spiritual Lessons from Writing a Book

Lessons get repeated until we learn them. When it’s just you, there’s nowhere else to point blame or find solutions. The life lessons in my memoir include:

  • How the prison chapter became part of the book and my Christian (?) reaction.
  • Devilish obstacles to doing God’s work.
  • Type A productivity. More is better, right?
  • Why God took my credit card.
  • I’m not qualified: The old excuse that never worked for prophets or saints.
Dealing with Difficult People

How do we create interior compassion for the undeserving? What lessons is God teaching us with those who push our buttons? Audiences will learn how to use “What if…” scenarios and intercessory prayer to avoid unprofessional or unkind responses to difficult people. Bonus: A session in using the Welcoming Prayer teaches audiences how to disarm your emotional control centers.

What the Voice of God Sounds Like

Everyone wants to know if God is speaking to them. Audiences will learn from Chris’ banana bread story how God speaks in different ways and to discern whose voice they may be listening to.

Discerning God's Voice

How do you know whose voice you’re listening to when you excel at rationalizing? Learn three spiritual discernment steps, the power of trust in the discernment process, and the two questions to ask yourself when you’re trying to please God. 

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