Dying to Be Happy – Discovering the Truth About Life

Dying to Be Happy
118 Pages
Beacon Publishing
ISBN 978-1-942611-62-2

If you knew you were going to die today, what would you do? How would that reality change you? Would you become more forgiving, more merciful? Embracing our mortality ... on a daily basis ... is key to happiness in this life and the next. That's the Gospel truth. A diagnosis of aggressive breast cancer for Ellen Stepien inspired her husband Chris to write this spiritual take on the pursuit of happiness.

Chris Stepien

About Chris Stepien (Detroit, Michigan Author)

Chris Stepien

As a journalist, Chris Stepien has spent his career asking tough questions and telling intriguing stories. He worked as a television producer-director and writer for the American Broadcasting Company (ABC). From 1979 to 1987, while at WXYZ-TV, Detroit, he won six Emmy® Awards and other honors for documentaries, sports and celebrity specials, and children’s programming.

Stepien left broadcasting to co-found Adventure, Inc., a successful Detroit-based video/film production company. He created award-winning communications for Fortune 500 companies like General Motors and Ford Motor Company for nearly nine years.

Since 1996 Stepien has crafted marketing and advertising for global clients, as writer-creative director and owner of Stepien Creative Services, Inc.

A lifelong metro Detroiter and Catholic, Stepien attended parochial schools and was an altar boy. He and his wife, Ellen, have two adult sons, Alex and Mike. Stepien’s first literary effort was a biblical novel about twelve-year-old Jesus, Three Days: The Search for the Boy Messiah, published by Beacon Publishing in 2015.