Inspired by life events, Chuck Carr takes lessons learned and forms them into words and phrases meant to lift others from the same hardships he has faced himself. His authentic and broken characters are used to illustrate hope, the message he champions to a world by using story. Wrapping and weaving layered messages into book pages, he takes readers on a journey of discovery and enlightenment, one that changes lives.
As a youth pastor, Chuck Carr has personally influenced hundreds of people throughout his life. He desires to help others live effectively despite hardships, as his testimony proves that sufferings can be changed into blessings. Losing a spouse in 2008, he strives to help those hurting from the same pain. Ten years later in 2018, a life altering farm accident left him with a traumatic brain injury and a drastic lifestyle change. Finding hope himself, Chuck chose to invest his time and energy into purpose, the one thing he now holds with strong confidence. He began writing and speaking to promote healing, purpose, and hope to his community, and was blown away with how struggles can be used to reach people in their own broken and hurting times of need.
Chuck has written both fiction and nonfiction. His debut novel titled The Convergence, was an Inspirational Fiction category finalist for the 2020 International Book Awards. He then went on to publish the self-help booklet, Navigating Grief, and full-length narrative non-fiction All That the Locusts Have Eaten, which both carry the message that one can live the abundant life God desires for us regardless of the hardships and shortcomings we face. With a deep passion to focus on fiction writing, he continues using story to bring hope, truth, and healing to a broken world. His latest novel titled Wonders In The Deep was not only a Bronze Medalist for the 2022 IPPY Awards for Religious Fiction, but sat both as an Amazon #1 New Release and later an Amazon #1 Best Seller. His audience at www.Chuck-Carr.com is blessed by blog inspirations on topics such as overcoming loss and grief, achieving purpose, and growth in the Christian faith.
Chuck has been asked to speak on overcoming adversity, loss, and hardships many times. He was the inspirational speaker for the 2021 Pennsylvania Dairy Summit, a statewide event in which he challenged an audience to always look for the blessing in life and rise above your situation. He also spoke at the Staying Strong Summit, did a podcast for The Center for Dairy Excellence on mental health, did a guest podcast for Faith of Our Farmers on mental health, and did a guest appearance on the Everyday Miracles Podcast, where he told his testimony about overcoming a brain injury, finding purpose in writing, and making a difference in the world around you. He was able to tell his inspiring story, share his books, and encourage listeners with a message of hope. Speaking continued as he was asked to speak to the Disability Owls during brain injury awareness month, encouraging a nation-wide group of amazing people not to let a disability keep them from their dreams. Currently, Chuck is developing a grief and loss program to reach out to his local community.
Fascinated with learning more to be effective at what he does, Chuck is now involved with many writing groups from local to international level. He is a life member of Hope*Writers, a member of Hope*Circle For Fiction Writing in Progress, a member of American Christian Fiction Writers, American Christian Fiction Writers Virginia, and also Lancaster Christian Writers. He has attended virtual conferences at ACFW Virginia and Lancaster Christian Writers, and recently attended the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writer’s Conference in person.
Chuck has chosen to live with purpose despite his injuries, being an inspiration to others. His message and voice is clear: Romans 8:28 is the truest Bible verse he knows. Chuck is now remarried to a woman of shared life goals, Faerie. His life story continues to inspire others. A country boy at heart, he resides with his wife and children in the rolling hills of New Alexandria, Pennsylvania.