Chris Baxter is a wife, mother, grandmother, author, teacher, and speaker. She lives with her husband Mac in Brentwood, Tennessee. Together, they have four adult children, three of which are married, as well as four grandchildren.
In her high school and college years, Chris was a world-ranked competitive swimmer. She participated in both the 1984 and 1988 Olympic Trials, and was a member of three consecutive national championships teams at the University of Texas. The lessons she learned about daily perseverance within her sport have shaped her strong commitment to her marriage, her mothering, and her ministry.
Even though Chris grew up in a Christian home, and believed in Jesus as her Savior at an early age, her faith did not truly blossom until she was a young adult--when real life struggles hit in various ways. At this time of deep soul-searching and crying out, the truth and promises found in God’s word became her lifeline. Now, her heart’s desire it to be a messenger of God’s word, whether it’s in written or spoken form. Some of Chris’ writings include: The Heartbeat of God, Twenty-five Years Twenty-five Lessons in Marriage, Forty Day Journey of Peace, and Forty Day Journey of Prayer.
A fun and random fact about Chris is that she has one blue eye and one green eye. When people recognize this oddity, she smiles and simply says, "God couldn't decide."
Chris’ other interests besides writing include: reading a good book, watching a great TV series with her husband, traveling anywhere, and taking long prayer walks as often as possible.