August 2007 — Bestselling author and client, Brennan Manning delighted an audience of about 200 authors and industry professionals at Alive’s annual event at the Omni Hotel in Atlanta. Manning has written more than a dozen books including the contemporary classics The Ragamuffin Gospel and Ruthless Trust. He also leads spiritual retreats in the U.S. and Europe. Here is a transcript of Manning’s rousing speech.
Eugene Peterson made a rare public appearance at Denver’s most famous literary landmark, The Tattered Cover Bookstore, in 2006 for 200 Alive authors and industry professionals. Here is the transcript of his presentation, “What Are Writers Good For?”