Man loses his faith only to find it anew in ‘When a Sparrow Falls’

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New book by Aubrey and Roger Morris guides readers through journey of faith during the Civil War

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When Aubrey Morris retired, he decided to research the Morris family tree. His son, Roger, had been very interested in the family history since he was a child and they both collected information about the family tree. When they gathered much historical information, they realized that it could produce a good Christian novel, so they went and wrote “When a Sparrow Falls” (published by Xlibris).

An excerpt from the book reads:
“I appreciate your advice, Uncle Ben, but I’ve made up my mind,” young Spence responded quietly. He had already decided that God, if He exists at all, was a cruel and vengeful God. He shrugged, sighed, and went on, his voice low and hoarse now. “That yellow fever epidemic in fifty-five took Papa, and now that Mother’s gone, I’m . . . well, I’m not sure I believe anymore.”

Set in the Civil War, “When a Sparrow Falls” follows the story of David Spence, a seminary student who lost his faith and dropped out of divinity school after the loss of his mother. He would later serve in the civil war under the command of the legendary General Stonewall Jackson. Spence encounters a moment of truth in the heat of battle.

“When a Sparrow Falls” tells the story of a man who loses faith in God but goes through an experience that regains that faith. It guides the reader through a journey of faith during the Civil War, portraying the horrors endured by soldier and family alike. The authors hope that this would help their readers realize that while their faith is tested many times, God will always be there to help and guide them through the difficult times, leading them to victory.

“When a Sparrow Falls”
By Aubrey and Roger Morris
Hardcover | 6 x 8in | 308 pages | ISBN 9781503532496
Softcover | 6 x 8in | 308 pages | ISBN 9781503532502
E-Book | 308 pages | ISBN 9781503532519
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Aubrey Morris was born in Southwest Virginia. Always an avid reader, he eventually gravitated to biography and American history. After serving in the United States Air Force, he worked many years for an international company and retired after almost 40 years of service to pursue his dreams. He studied art, received his pilot’s license, and worked with his son to research the events surrounding the Civil War.

His son, Roger Morris Ed. D, has been an avid student of the Civil War since childhood. Roger graduated from Virginia Tech, Longwood University, and received his Doctorate in Education from the University of Virginia. In addition to being a Civil War fan, he is also the “keeper of the family tree.” After serving almost 27 years serving in the Virginia public school system, he retired to become a professor, an independent consultant, and to spend time working on this novel.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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