Apart from being a 20+ year survivor of childhood leukemia, Anthony Maranise is a professor of religion at The University of Memphis; and is the founder and director of The Eternal Insight Network, a non-profit organization operating in three-tiers which include publishing, radio broadcast, and spiritual direction & life-coaching services. The aim of Eternal Insight is to impart the Truth of all that endures to eternal life.
Additionally, he serves as a sports life-coach, accredited by the International Sports Professionals Association (ISPA). Often found writing, Anthony has published several academic works in various journals on the topics of the intersections between sports, spirituality, and religion.
He is the author of five books: "Cross of a Different Kind: Cancer & Christian Spirituality" (Eternal Insight Press, 2018), "Worth Holding On To" (Green Cricket Press, 2016), "Sport & the Spiritual Life: The Integration of Playing & Praying" (Order of St. Benedict, 2013), "Beyond I Am: Meditations on the Gospel of St. John" (Amazon Press, 2014), and "Faith Filled Fragments"(Amazon Press, 2012).
His latest, "Cross of a Different Kind: Cancer & Christian Spirituality" was named WINNER of the Religion - Christianity category at the 2018 American Book Festival. It also received a coveted five-star seal award from "Reader's Favorite," a nationally recognized book review in the United States within its first 3 months of publication. 100% of all proceeds from all sales of this book directly benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Anthony is an Oblate of the Order of St. Benedict associated with St. Bernard Abbey in Cullman, AL. Having received his masters in theology from Christian Brothers University in Memphis, with long-term goals of continuing work in academia, Anthony is presently in doctoral studies at Creighton University (Omaha), specializing in Interdisciplinary Education.
His theological research and speaking topics of expertise include:
- The intersection of sports and Christian spirituality (subject-matter expert)
- Spirituality for those affected by cancer (subject-matter expert)
- Benedictine spirituality (specialty)
- The Writings and spirituality of St. Francis de Sales (specialty)
- Love and human relationships (speciality), &
- The problem of evil & human suffering (professional concentration)