About

Author, essayist, and speaker Michael G. Morris scoured the Bible to find its most unpreached and entertaining verses for his book Bible Funmentionables: A Lighthearted Look at the Wildest Verses You’ve Never Been Told!

During his 17 years of religious training in Catholic schools, he repeatedly heard the pleasant and inoffensive passages of the Bible; however, in his 20 years of independent biblical and religious studies he discovered there was another side that wasn’t being told.

Whereas a religious authority may try to explain away difficult passages, Morris’ refreshing man-in-the-pew perspective allows the Bible’s authority to speak for itself, as he complements each passage with his own humorous and thought-provoking commentary.

Morris, an art director and illustrator for over 20 years, set out to create a Bible book like none other. Its lively illustrations and graphics are designed to appeal even to those who would never consider picking up a Bible. Employing the creative wit that he has drawn on in crafting communication materials for Fortune 500 companies worldwide, Morris has filled Bible Funmentionables with jaw-dropping and rib-tickling quotations, intriguing quizzes, laughably-less-than-inspirational Bible posters, as well as one of the more peculiar indexes ever in print.

It was during his teen years that he first heard the Bible’s odd pronouncement recommending amputation for a woman who inappropriately lends a hand to her brawling husband in Deuteronomy 25:11-12. Since then, he has been on his own sort of mission to uncover other fascinating Bible peculiarities in the hopes of offering a more complete picture of the Bible than the simple, sanitized version that is currently being taught around the globe and in a house of worship near you.

3 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Michael,

    I am a long-time Freethinker and outspoken critic of the Bible. I just learned about your book and ordered it from Amazon.com. I can’t wait to read it!

    I am the Vice President of the Humanist Fellowship of San Diego (HFSD) and was wondering if you could make a presentation about your book to our group. Please contact me if you can do so. HFSD is a non-profit group, and we couldn’t pay you, but we could certainly display your books for sale at your presentation. Thanks in advance!

  2. Michael:

    I’ve enjoyed your work here at Funmentionables. I think you’ve got a well-crafted mission – to resist the onslaught of cherry-picking and to encourage people who claim inspiration from the Bible to consider the entire work, even if inconvenient. I also appreciate the tone of your writings. There is nothing to gain from being condescending (which you aren’t) – – you are merely pointing to the often-avoided verses and challenging Bible advocates to give a fair and even reading to the Bible.

    Erich Vieth
    Dangerous Intersection

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