July 3, 2016

THE STORM: A TIME OF MERCY, CHOICES AND HOPE

A Book written By Catholic Author James A. Toups ​
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The Storm: A Time of Mercy, Choices and Hope is a book of 22 stories of faith, intergenerational 
love, life struggles and storms, from the moment he was born in the Deep South of the United States 
of America, then as a son, husband, father, and grandfather in Louisiana; needed choices, personal 
and familial sacrifices, loss, grief, prayer, hope, peace, and joy, in the life of successful Catholic 
entrepreneur James A. Toups. 
Written by a man unafraid to express his true feelings, who has witnessed poverty and known 
suffering first-hand, and is an evacuee of the deadly Hurricane Katrina, the deep narratives 
found herein provide readers with a rare kind of insight and lived wisdom in how to survive 
and thrive in the face of whatever storms may come one's way, including but not limited 
to the major societal storm that is arising at present in the world and escalating with rapidity 
both in and across nations. The Storm: A Time of Mercy, Choices and Hope will resonate 
with the young and the old alike, male and female, across cultures, by illustrating for readers 
a personal process through which hope can be retained no matter the arising situation or 
condition, without falling into the depths of human despair and more.
To Learn More About the Author: About James A. Toups
- Business thought leader James Toups has penned a 
fast-moving account of growing up in love and Louisiana. 
This coming of age speaks to the trials that all young men will
 remember - and the Biblical solutions. Toups reminds us that 
we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses and the 
protection and accountability that is community. The plot is of 
loss and near loss and recovery governed by Faith on this 
side of eternity, in the Hope that is to come. The story of 
hurricanes and avoiding Hell and high water will help and 
encourage any reader of any Faith Tradition 
-Jack Yoest, M.B.A., Clinical Professor of Management, 
The Catholic University of America.
- Toups offers a moving account of love and mercy amid the storms and stresses of life . . . There is 
plenty of light and shadow in this work . . . a book full of sentiment and moral conviction, but not 
sentimental or moralistic. Relevant Biblical quotations are weaved within the narrative, reinforcing 
a sense of personal salvation-history, and the simple words God is Good continually serve as a 
touchstone. Toups shows the importance of loving Christian witness within the family and an 
increasingly anti-Christian society, reciting the poetry of divine providence in ordinary lives. 
Reading this one senses the truth of this book's final words: "God is good, all of the time" 
Christopher Villiers, award-winning British Catholic theologian 
and author of Sonnets From the Spirit. 
"Poignant, moving at times to the point of tears, James Toups has provided a rare book of lived wisdom 
so necessary for the people who feel so lost in today's relativistic age. He has written an inspiring and 
inspired narrative of strong women and strong men unafraid to hold hope, through their faith in God, 
and do whatever it takes to raise their children to become adults with solid principles and virtue ethics, 
despite the successes and intergenerational losses and tragedies in their lives. Commencing with the 
love of women ready to die, if necessary, so that their children can be born and live; through the conflict 
of interracial tensions in the American South, the allure but emptiness of the fast life, the harrowing pain 
of stillbirth, the pure witness of refugees from the former Soviet Union and Vietnam, and living through 
personal, relational, and natural storms, including the deadly hurricane Katrina of which Toups and his 
family were evacuees, the author has beautifully illustrated how hope, held onto by prayer from the 
heart and watered by the grace of faith, manages without fail to effectively resolve any kind of situation, 
interior or exterior, no matter how painful or overwhelming things may be 
- Marcelle Bartolo-Abela, author of Deification of Man in Christianity.

"A truly honest book, which is rare . . . especially recommend the book for adolescent boys on the verge
of manhood. James's open heart and narrative, the likes of which many Christians keep for prayer and
growth, would lead boys into the new world of love, sacrifice, and responsibility"
-Marie Ann Dean, author of The Jeweler's Polish, teacher, poet, 
and Catholic homeschooler.

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