Julie Morris is the author of twelve books, a sought-after motivational speaker, and the founder of Step Forward, a Christian weight-loss program and Guided By Him—a lighter and easier version of Step Forward.

After a life-long struggle with overeating and the health problems that went with it, in 1982, Julie began discovering how to rely on God’s power to help her lose her harmful extra pounds and keep them off. She delighted in sharing the life-changing biblical principles she learned and began writing books and speaking across the country. Her success stories in applying God’s Word to real-life problems inspire audiences and readers alike. 

Julie has been a Bible teacher for over 30 years and works as a lay counselor at her church. She previously worked as a secretary at the Pentagon, Spanish teacher, Coronary Intensive Care nurse and supervisor of a large hospital medical-surgical unit. The mother of two grown children, she is married to her college sweetheart and lives in Birmingham, Alabama, where she is at work on her next book.