Chris Altrock is the author of seven books, including Newsworthy, Ten Minute Transformation, and Prayers from the Pit. His formation includes formal training as a Spiritual Director (Lipscomb University, Nashville TN), a 30 day Ignatian silent retreat focused on the Spiritual Exercises, a 9 month Ignatian group focused on the Spiritual Exercises, and degrees from Harding School of Theology (M.Div.; D.Min.). He has preached for the Highland Church of Christ in Memphis, TN since 1998. He and his wife Kendra have two children.