Chris Nye


Chris Nye is pastor for teaching and development at Awakening Church in the Silicon Valley of California. His writing has appeared in Books & Culture, Christianity Today, RELEVANT Magazine, Leadership Journal, Preaching Today, and various other publications.

Chris is the author of two books, Distant God: Why He Feels Far Away . . . And What We Can Do About It (Moody ‘2016) and most recently, Less of More: Pursuing Spiritual Abundance in a World of Never Enough (Baker Books, May ‘2019). Less of More exposes the American pursuit of more for what it truly is: an attempt to satisfy our souls with the temporary instead of the eternal. Chris invites us to consider what a full and abundant life looks like apart from money, status, and power. He exposes the lies inherent in our obsession with growth, fame, and wealth, and calls us to a countercultural life marked by connection, obscurity, vulnerability, and generosity.

When he’s not teaching or writing, he enjoys the company of his wife of eight years, Allison. The two of them live in Redwood City, California.

Twitter: @chrisnye