Press Release (ePRNews.com) - East Longmeadow, MA - Oct 24, 2016 - The Cajun Storm: God’s Servant First is a first-hand account of how the people of South Louisiana survived the 1-in-1000-years flood of 2016, that ravaged more than 110,000 homes, by relying on God and on each other within a culture immersed in the Catholic and economic principles of subsidiarity and distributism. The difference between genuine Christian leadership and secular leadership is made clear in terms of outcomes. It is also an evidence-based indictment of the spectacular failure of big government and the mainstream media in relation to the people of Louisiana at their time of greatest need, as well as a call for others to truly start attending to the welfare of the people and the common good. The Cajun Storm: God’s Servant First is available in paperback and ebook editions from Amazon, directly from the publishers Hope and Life Press, and other booksellers including Acadian Religious and Cottonwood Books in Louisiana.
Toups bears witness to how the Cajun people of Louisiana came together as one during the 2016 flood, without consideration of religion, race or economic status even as the federal government played politics, and demonstrated a culture of personal service to each other and to God.
“Business thought leader James Toups wrestles with the origin of evil and why bad things can happen to good people, but he provides an overview of the value of community. Toups discusses subsidiarity where our federal government should not take on the overbearing role of micromanaging every detail in a state or a city, even in a natural disaster. Good refreshing read” – Jack Yoest, M.B.A., Clinical Professor of Management, The Catholic University of America.
“Eyewitness testimony about the overwhelming destruction and human suffering occurring as the result of a once-in-a-lifetime weather event that dropped up to 30 inches of rain onto the Louisiana bayou. A moving testimony about the power of faith, personal responsibility, human resilience, and individual and community dedication to preserving the human dignity of thousands left without homes, food and government assistance . . . Real life example of citizens and neighbors putting aside all differences, while working toward the accomplishment of the common good” – Richard Hirtreiter, Esq., CEO and general counsel, DMPO Marketing Inc.
ABOUT JAMES TOUPS
James A. Toups is a husband, father of six, and a grandfather formed by the rich, Christian, cultural experience of the Deep South of the United States of America (US). As a Catholic, he has been active in evangelization with the parish of his church, and served on various parish and school boards. Toups works to answer God’s call for his life through his vocation as a husband and father, while weaving his faith into the deeds of his consulting business. He is the author of the popular book The Storm: A Time of Mercy, Choices and Hope released earlier this year.
Educated in Catholic schools and a small, public college in Louisiana, Toups spends much of his time with his large family, motivational public speaking and helping his clients grow, while building up the communities they serve. A former vice-president of a major national bank, he has also developed a belief in the economic theory of distributism. Toups finds joy and hope in being called to serve Christ in the simplest ways and has a great love for Him and the Blessed Mother, Lectio Divina, adoration, and praying the rosary. He also enjoys reading the wisdom found in the writings of the great saints of the universal Church. Toups believes that the future of humankind, no matter what it holds and despite the present storm, has the great gift of hope in the salvation brought to us by Jesus Christ.
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