In our ongoing series of posting a story the first week of each month about a person with a disability using their gifts and talents, we’d like you to meet our friend Tait Berge. Perhaps one of the best ways to introduce him is to share his press release for his newly published book, My Name is Tait.
COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Life is hard. Add in a disability, and it can be even more challenging. Tait Berge knows. In “My Name is Tait,” Berge writes about his successes, challenges, and hard times, as he faces a world that does not always accept his disability. In “My Name is Tait,” you will have a front seat as Tait shares his thoughts on disability, family, education, work experience, faith, and much more.
Written for young adults who live with disabilities, “My Name is Tait,” is an honest look at the issues people with disabilities face as they enter adulthood and navigate a world that is not designed for disability. Tait also writes with great wisdom and insight for professionals and friends who want to better understand the realities of having physical limitations.
“My Name Is Tait,” offers hope and practical help for young people looking for a compassionate guide into the world of adulthood.
The book also has a chapter on Tait’s faith and gives a presentation of the Gospel.
Tait Berge released his fourth book, “My Name is Tait,” in the Spring of 2021, through Word and Spirit Publishers. Berge’s book is available through many distribution networks, including Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobel, Books-A-Million, Christianbook.com, as well as local Christian bookstores, distributors & wholesalers.
About the Author:
Tait Berge is a writer, advocate, and theologian. During the 1990s, Tait discovered his passion for the Lord and committed to full-time ministry. As Berge was discerning his call, he was amazed at how God had prepared him for ministry throughout his life. Berge believes his degree in journalism, and love for writing essentially paved the way to ministry!
Born with cerebral palsy, Tait believes the Lord ordained his disability. Berge knows the Lord is using his disability to glorify Him and prays He will continue to use Tait in mighty ways. Tait never believed he would be working with people with disabilities. “I used to run away whenever I saw someone with a disability,” he says. “I didn’t want to be associated with that group. I was so much better than them.” But God, as only He can, changed Tait’s heart and gave him a mission to connect people with disabilities to the local church.
Tait lives in Colorado Springs with his wife, Kelly. He has published hundreds of articles and four books. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Leadership and Ethics from Nazarene Bible College. He will attend Asbury Seminary in the fall of 2021 to begin a master’s degree in theology.
“Tait is a husband, brother, friend, writer, theologian, minister, leader, and a person with cerebral palsy. He is all of this from his wheelchair. Tait lives what it means to have grit. If you want to understand what success, and sometimes failure looks like living with cerebral palsy, read Tait’s book. If you want encouragement while you face your obstacles, read this book.”
Co-founder of the Luke 14 Exchange
“My Name is Tait,” is an excellent resource on self-advocacy and independent living for young adults with cerebral palsy and other special needs., I found this book is of great value to me, as a pediatrician. Tait Berge shares life’s struggles from his own perspective, including engaging with physicians and therapists. Finally, anyone, regardless of their background, will enjoy his vignettes about life’s up and downs, and how he developed his faith, relationships, and the exceptional life he lives.”
Craig A. Rohan MD
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Tait Berge is a writer, a disability advocate, and a theologian.
For more information and to schedule an interview, please contact Tait at email@example.com.