Books & Resources
My long-awaited book is on the cusp of being released. I am proud to share that the culmination of all my writing to this point will soon be on the market. You will be hearing a lot more about Perfectly Abnormal: Uncovering the Image of God in Chronic Illness in the near future. For now, here’s a taste of what’s to come:
Living with a chronic illness is tough enough on its own, but it can become an overwhelming burden when we believe widespread myths about chronic illness. Without a strategy to overcome these lies, we can descend into a listless existence, even as people of faith.
In Perfectly Abnormal, Chris Morris tears down the erroneous and misinformed beliefs surrounding chronic illness. From the unique standpoint of being both a parent of a special needs daughter and having a seizure disorder himself, Chris guides readers through difficult terrain as he shreds the eight most common myths the chronic illness community faces. Then he begins the conversation of developing a better theology of illness, with the intent of bringing his readers to a place of intentional excellence in spite of their conditions.
I also have chapters featured in two books:
Couch Rebels is a collection of essays focused on changing the world by taking risks.
Many authors contributed to this collection, and I am honored to be among them.
In my essay, I speak of a mission trip to Guadalajara and how the poverty I experienced changed me forever.
Father Factor: American Christian Men on Fatherhood and Faith is a powerful collection of articles from forty fathers who share their struggles to reconcile their faith with raising their children.
I discuss how the neat and clean Christianity so many Americans long for does not fit my family, because of my daughter’s epilepsy and autism.
You can find my essays on various other websites. Here are a few of my favorites:
I talk about the day I saved my daughter’s life on the Epilepsy Today web magazine.
I share on the Good Men Project how seizures once were the thief of my dignity and freedom.
I shared how the smells, sights, sounds and joy of poverty changed me on Jeremy Statton’s site.