Endorsements for A Grandmothers Prayer
The words we speak are powerful, shaping and directing the energy around us, and consequently our lives. I am grateful for and inspired by Chris’s grandmother’s prayer.
I wonder what epic story will play out in the lives of Wyatt and Everly and the rest of my grandchildren yet to be born…
This adventure begins with prayer. Thank you, Chris, for telling your story. In doing so, you have reminded all of us of the invitation to participate in the epic story of God’s redeeming love. I’m glad I’m a part of it.Amy Grant
“One of the reasons Chris had access to Elvis, was not only because of his music, but because he was a believer. Elvis didn’t want to talk about roles in a movie. He wanted to talk about God.”Rickey Stanley
Chris played an important role in setting up our first album recorded in the United States. He helped John Farrar find the best studio, musicians, engineer, and the time with Chris and Shanon in Nashville was a short, but wonderful time creating “Don’t Stop Believing”.Olivia Newton-John
I dreamed of having a hit record. Since a young boy, Chris dreamed of being a Dallas Cowboy. That resulted in a lasting friendship. One of my favorite memories of being a Dallas Cowboys quarterback, was the time Chris and I recorded the “Dallas Cowboy Christmas” albums with the players, Coach Landry and giving back to the community. I’m pleased that those albums are some of the moments in his amazing music journey.Danny White
“Chris is a true Christian music legend. When I first heard Chris’ amazing music production in 1974, I was determined to find a way to work with him. As the music of the Jesus Movement faded, he was the musical bridge that connected the best pop music melodies and production with life-changing lyrics. He was a true pioneer with his songwriting and production skills that were the driving force behind what we now call Contemporary Christian Music– a musical movement that has impacted millions of fans around the world for the last 40 years.”Stan Moser
I remember when Robert came home and said he met this guy from Texas. From that day forward, they were both loyal friends. The music journey they forged together was a fun, magical time, and the friendship continued when Chris moved to Dallas. Our families had many years of fond memories together during that special time.
These stories are not only interesting, they are examples of the power of prayer. We are blessed to have Chris and Shanon in our lives.Kris Kardashian/Jenner
There was no formula for Elvis recording someone’s song. The circumstances that lead Elvis to record “Love Song of the Year” could only be viewed as a “God Thing”. A songwriter’s first song ever recorded, written in high school, recorded by the King of Rock and Roll.
This book is not just about Chris and his amazing music career, but inside stories about all the other people he has touched and worked with along the way. After many years in the music business, I can’t think of a more logical reason the stories in this book would have happened other than the answer to a grandmother’s prayer.Sam Thompson
Chris Christian’s story in A Grandmother’s Prayer and mine, share a similar theme As two average boys from ordinary towns who simply loved God and music, Chris and I both have been overly blessed. We’ve had so many things happen to us that really should not have happened–except for a mother’s and a grandmother’s prayer.Pat Boone
Chris Christian has touched a real nerve: the importance of grandparents and their wisdom and prayers in “bringing up a child.” The world and this current culture are simply too difficult to go it alone.
So, grandparents, God is not done with you yet; there is still work to do, and if you have exhausted everything else, those grandkids need your love and prayers. May this book give you some tools to accomplish just that.Bill Gaither
Video Excerpts From Chris
About A Grandmother's Prayer
As I reminisce over my life and career to remember things I wanted to include in my story, it hit me that God knew all these events would happen the day I was born in Abilene. He knew I would always love music and prefer blue jeans, t shirts, a guitar in my hand, and knew I had to create. He already knew what He was going to do with that combination. But I had to travel many years and miles to look back and see what He knew from the beginning.
If nothing else, this book represents a few examples of how God has answered prayers in my life from a loving grandmother and a young boy that continued her grandmother’s prayers.
Consider the stories in A Grandmothers Prayer a VIP pass to the amazing opportunities I was given to work with some of best Pop and Christian Artist on the planet. You might be surprised by the kindness, compassion and character of so many of these worldwide known celebrities.
If you are a grandparent, the other thing I hope you take away from this book is to pray for your grandchildren daily. You will change your grandchildren’s life, and who knows, because of that, you might also change the WORLD.
About the Author
Chris Christian’s 40 years in the music industry have led to albums that have received nine Grammy Award nominations and four wins as a music producer, artist and publisher. He has also been nominated for seven Gospel Music Association Dove Awards as an Artist, music producer, publisher and songwriter, winning five Doves. Chris is also responsible for starting the career of Amy Grant and has produced over 100 albums that have sold more than 10 million copies. If you added each individual song he’s written or published on each album that sold, times the number of sales of each album, the number of total sales would be more than 100 Million. (read more …)
Your Grandmother's Prayer Story
My grandmother, Mayme Christian Smith was one of the godliest women I had ever known. She was always praying for me and instilling in me the idea that I could become anything I wanted to be. Since I was a small boy, she prayed that God would use my unique gifts and talents to go into the world with the Gospel. Her prayer has been answered over the course of my lifetime through a series of defining moments that should not have happened and only God could orchestrate. The first of these defining moments was in 1960. It was a day like any other in Mrs. Patterson’s 4th grade class at Crockett Elementary in Abilene, Texas, but this day would set my path, and change my life as well as the lives of many others. Whatever success or recognition I’ve seen in this life, I believe, is the result of a Grandmother’s Prayer.