God Cries Too
"Amanda is a young person who has recognized that her gift and talent come from God," says Mark Mann, Director for Family, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries for Amanda Vernon's home diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan. "By sharing her faith and life through her music, she will inspire you to look inside yourself and discover what she found to be true - that the Spirit of God through Jesus has given each of us particular gifts meant to be shared." Amanda has performed many concerts across the United States for churches, universities, youth rallies, and special events. She has also given multiple interviews for radio and television, including EWTN's LIVE Call-In Show, "Life on the Rock." In July 2008, Amanda will give a concert in Sydney, Australia for World Youth Day. Born in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Amanda is a home school graduate and the oldest of seven children. This talented young singer/songwriter has sung in church choirs since age six, and played piano at church services since age eleven. She has an impressive resume in Catholic Children's Videos, including "The Rosary for Little Children." At age 15, Amanda released her debut album, entitled "Shine Thru Me." Less than two years later she recorded and produced a second CD ("God Cries Too"), released in September 2004. Her Christmas album, "Something Worth Saving," debuted August 2006, followed by her fourth CD, "Living His Story," on February 27, 2008. "Amanda has a very unique style and she is a first-rate evangelizer through music. It is her great love of Christ and of the Church that empowers this young amazing Catholic." -Jesse Romero M.A., Catholic Lay Evangelist, Los Angeles, California "Her love for the Lord is contagious!" -Bob Perron, Executive Director, St. Thomas More Center and Office of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa.