Grace Like A River - Book

Grace Like A River
ISBN-10: 1414300468
ISBN-13: 9781414300467
Includes sampler CD with three recordings:
1. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desirings/ J. S. Bach
2. Rumores de la Caleta/ Albéniz
3. Concierto de Aranjuez: II. Adagio/ Rodrigo

An autobiography by Christopher Parkening with Kathy Tyers

While other boys played after school, Christopher’s metronome ticked on. The goal was nothing less than perfection and complete musical mastery. After years of hard work, discipline, and sacrifice, Christopher finally reached the top, only to find that without God, the top can be a very lonely place.

Grace Like a River is the story of a young man, filled with determination and drive, who was willing to sacrifice everything in order to achieve the highest level of excellence. It is also the story  of how God pursued Christopher Parkening in order to give him eternal hope.


Foreword by John MacArthur
Foreword by Joni Eareckson Tada

  1. “Success”
  2. Perseverance
    Go Back and Catch Him Again
  3. Experiments
    Charlie and the Island
  4. Chaconne
    Lessons from the Master
  5. “Professor”
    “Duke’s Hooked Josephine Again!”
  6. Concert Artist
    The Casting Tournament
  7. Quest for Excellence
    Trial and Error
  8. Touring Machine
    Sink or Swim
  9. On the road Again
    Running for My Life
  10. Toward the “Good Life”
    The Knot
  11. Montana!
    Lazy day on the Spring Creek
  12. Examine Yourself
  13. Light at the End of the Tunnel
  14. Through the Fire
    Running from the Storm
  15. Mr. President
    The Frog Fly
  16. Recording Rodrigo
    Miss Montana and the Poachers
  17. Theresa
  18. Pepperdine
    Gold Cup
  19. LukeEpilogue: Soli Deo Gloria

Letter from Andres Segovia
Christopher Parkening Discography
Albums and Music Books by Christopher Parkening
Author Biographies