This book details Christopher Parkening's rise to fame as one of the world's preeminent virtuosos of the classical guitar—and everything it cost him to get there. In spite of his enormous success, he discovered that without true meaning and purpose, all his worldly accomplishments were empty and unsatisfying. 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. Special limited-time value: CD of guitar selections by Mr. Parkening included in book.