About the novel
John, a retired professor, believes he has uncovered a conspiracy to brainwash the people in his town. After taking precautions to protect himself from the group, he’s confronted with a slew of letters from a man named Sam, who claims to work for them. With no viable options, John decides to confront Sam, if only to stop the harassment. What follows will shock John’s reality, as his new companion takes him on a wild journey to explain the purpose of the group, and life itself.
...it’s here that we often find ourselves, both the religious and non-religious, paralyzed in a sort of existential purgatory. It’s an easy trap to fall into because although the seasons change, and the sun comes up new every morning, we end up doing our daily business with a sense of ordinariness, as though flowers, and chipmunks, are “normal”. It’s here that we no longer contemplate the majesty of the great oak tree, or stand in awe of a ravishing thunderstorm. This state of indifference is one which, for obvious reasons, all of us should encourage each other to avoid.
"Jeff Morris has given us, in his new novel, a taut, tense labyrinth of personal struggle that works at several levels. It is full of atmosphere and mystery, by turns dystopian and hopeful, and as much as anything it captures the excitement of ideas and the possibilities of a transcendence beyond the rational."
-Jeff Mahoney, The Hamilton Spectator
"In A Moment of Time, Jeff Morris presents us with an engaging narrative that indirectly spurs the reader to consider the impossibility of living in this world without an awareness of the presence and purpose of the divine. Heartily recommended!"
-Gerhard H. Visscher, Professor, Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary
"This short novel by Jeff Morris reminds us that the world is a place in which, 'although nothing seems symmetrical, everything seems to fit,' and in so doing, encourages us to reawaken ourselves to the wonder and mystery of creation. An affirming, hopeful, and thought-provoking book."
-Tim Dejong, Baylor University
Jeff Morris was born (1984) and raised in Hamilton ON, under the care of loving parents. His Mother, the daughter of Christian Dutch immigrants, and youngest of eleven, was the only one of her siblings born on Canadian soil. Her natural inclination to be empathetic, hard working, and champion for those on the fringe, taught Jeff the value of walking in other peoples shoes in order to form deeper relationships. His Father, raised agnostic, and later becoming a Christian himself, traces his roots back to England, and comes from a family with a long line of artists and craftspeople from painters, to pattern makers, and wood workers. Together, they set the example to be serious about life, curious, authentic, and to work hard for the works sake.