0223_An Autobiography: The Atheism That Saved Me—by Robert Morlan

Donna Jack
July 1, 2017, edited July 3, 2017

The Atheism That Saved Me  by Robert Morlan

Last Tuesday I bought The Atheism That Saved Me, by Robert (Bob) Morlan, and finished reading it by the next morning.  It is a very valuable book, which shares insight into why some people choose to believe God does not exist.  When Bob met his future wife Jann, Bob was an atheist and Jann was an agnostic.  They continued in those beliefs for many years.

In his book, Bob reveals how God rescued him and his wife — even though they were two people who had no interest in Him whatsoever.

You can email Bob and order his book at:

(He has self-published his book, so ordering directly from him will help him the most to pay for publishing.)

The cost of each copy of his book ordered directly from him, is $15 plus $4 shipping and handling.

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Bob Morlan – author of The Atheism That Saved Me.
[The following four paragraphs are from the back cover of the book published two years ago, in 2015 — paragraphs after that bring you up to date with Bob and Jann’s life.]:

“Bob Morlan was a young boy growing up in southern Illinois, who was the product of a broken family.  After dealing with the heartbreak of his family’s dysfunction and brokenness, he spent time on the streets, and lost himself.  Morlan, totally disillusioned by faltering role models, was filled with anger and rage.  Without college as an option after high school, he enlisted in the army and while serving in the military, came to the conclusion that God did not exist.

“Years later in the face of an adoption that was unraveling, after the loss of two children, the emotional welfare of his wife hung in the balance, and he found himself in a state of despair.  With absolutely no options left, his desperation forced him to pray to a God he did not believe in.

“Filled with lighthearted stories of his youth, poignant experiences in the army, a heart-warming love story, and the redemption of an atheist turned Christian, this religious biography will force you to examine your own walk with Christ.

“Founder and lead pastor of Grace Fellowship Church in Mokena, Illinois, Robert Morlan now serves as shepherding pastor.  He currently lives with his wife, Jann, of forty-eight years, and is blessed with a daughter, Susan, a son, John, pastor of First Baptist Church of Evergreen, Colorado, and five grandchildren.”


New Friends

This past week, when I was working with Vacation Bible School at our little church, I had the pleasure of getting to know Bob and Jann Morlan, who helped us with the children.

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They were working with us at our church, because of another couple that are members of our church (Bob and Barb Ruesch).  In 2002 Bob and Barb Ruesch founded Christian Resort Ministries (CRM).

A new adventure!

The church in Mokena, Illinois, that Bob Morlan founded and was the lead pastor for in 1991, is today a thriving church.  Last year (2016), the year after Bob published his autobiography, at the encouragement of Bob Ruesch, he and Jann decided to move from the church he founded, and start out on a new ministry adventure.  He became a Chaplain with Christian Resort Ministries, in Apache Junction, Arizona, at the Superstition Butte MHRV Park (Arizona)

[from the Cristian Resort Ministries site]:

“Bob and Jann Morlan hail from Illinois where almost three decades ago they started a church with a Bible Study and watched God grow the ministry to over 300 worshipers in a Sunday service!  Now they live full-time in a 5th wheel, minister in the winter months in Arizona, and travel in the summer.”

Bob, as Chaplain with Christian Resort Ministries, and his wife Jann, have spent their first winter in Apache Junction, Arizona, at the Superstition Butte MHRV Park — they plan to return this fall.

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