There will come a time when you must decide to lead the life someone else has chosen for you…or the life you want.

According to legend, when a young boy asked the great Renaissance artist Michelangelo why he was working so hard hitting the block of marble that would eventually become his greatest sculpture, David, the artist replied, “Young man, there is an angel inside this rock, and I am setting him free.” In The Angel Inside, the renowned consultant and career coach Chris Widener uses Michelangelo’s words to explore the hidden potential that exists within us all.

In this unforgettable tale, Tom Cook, a disillusioned American businessman, has traveled to Italy looking for direction in his life. In Florence, the last city on his tour, Tom meets a mysterious old man who opens his eyes to the art and life of Michelangelo and reveals what the artist’s work can teach him—and all of us—about the power of following your passion.

Among the lessons that Tom learns over the course of the next day:

The beauty is in the details
Your hand creates what your mind conceives
All great accomplishments start with a single swift action
No one begins by creating the Sistine Chapel

Whether you’re looking for a way to reinvigorate your career or searching for the courage to begin a new one, THE ANGEL INSIDE is a must-read if you want to find true meaning in your life and work.

The break-out business parable that’s already sold more than 70,000 copies, The Angel Inside tells the story of a young man searching for meaning in his work and finding it in an unlikely place: the life and art of Michelangelo.
The Angel Inside is a powerfully simple story that helps you discover your potential for a passionate life!”
—John C. Maxwell, author, speaker and founder of INJOY Stewardship Services and EQUIP

Advance Praise for The Angel Inside

“Chris Widener’s The Angel Inside is a short read that is long on wisdom for life. Take an hour and a half of your time and delve into this truly meaningful book. It will captivate you from beginning to end, but more important, it will help you create your own life of power and beauty.”
—Jim Rohn –

“A very special one-day relationship between a wise mentor and his struggling but eager protégé. What a delightful story for everyone to read, and from which to benefit greatly!"
—Bob Burg –

The Angel Inside is truly one of the most inspiring, encouraging motivational books I have ever read.  Once I got started, I found it impossible to stop reading.   And I say this as a man who has never read fiction; I've always said that when I get all of the truth, then I'll start reading fiction.  It was a wonderful thrill to read a work of fiction that contains an enormous amount of truth and encouragement.” 
—Zig Ziglar