Parisian Phoenix Publishing submitted its latest title, Thurston D. Gill Jr.’s The Phulasso Devotional, to the printer. We’re looking at the printer-generated proof and we are awe-struck and excited. A year ago Thurston had only dreamed of sharing his deep spirituality with the world in a broader fashion but he wasn’t sure what he was writing.
With encouragement and a little bit of nagging, Thurston submitted to Not an Able-Bodied White Man with Money. And the conversations that followed made me realize that Thurston needed to write a devotional, a special devotional that blended his decades of experience as a first responder, police officer and security professional with his deep Christian faith.
Regardless of your personal religious beliefs, I think everyone agrees that the modern world needs more men (and women) who can embrace and embody the balance of the two without becoming some sort of hard-nosed zealot.
This book exists outside of a political spectrum. We don’t talk about weapons or second amendment rights or “an eye for an eye.” This book— and these are my words as publisher, not Thurston’s as the writer, and I hope he will consider writing more in longer form that just the brief meditations offered here— allows the spiritual person who wants to live the Judeo-Christian ideas of “doing good,” “making the world a better place,” and “do unto others” while acknowledging that there is violence in this society and we, as families and as professionals, have to protect our lives and those of our loved ones.
When do we “turn the other cheek” and when do we fight? How do we fight? Are we betraying our believes if we fight? Thurston addresses these questions.
The ebook is now live for pre-order on Amazon and on Barnes and Noble.