Me and Mo

A Texas Tale

by Don Claybrook, Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/28/2018

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781546254447
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 268
ISBN : 9781546254430

About the Book

The author’s upbringing in the Baptist tradition and the inculcation of that tradition in him by a Baptist preacher father, resulted in major conflicts in his life, particularly the tradition’s shortcomings off which Claybrook bounces his ideas. The novel touches bases with theologians from the likes of Mark Twain to Claybrook’s teacher, Jürgen Moltmann, “the world’s foremost Protestant theologian” (Church Times), to philosophers as disparate as Blaise Pascal (also a mathematician), Socrates, and Shakespeare. Poetry has been used to reinforce his philosophy and heart-felt emotions. All the poetry contained herein is the author’s.

About the Author

I am a native Texan and hold three masters’ degrees, two in theology and a law degree. I also hold a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology and have pastored six churches in three states, California, Indiana and Texas. I’ve been a school teacher, coach and an investigative reporter for the Fort Bragg Advocate-News and The Mendocino Beacon, both in California. I have four adult children and four adult grandchildren; and, the last 22 years have lived on the beautiful Mendocino Coast in Northern California. Although my novel is fiction, it is also autobiographical and is reflective of my life’s story from birth until the present time. The only place it is brutally honest is when I discuss my own shortcomings. All others in my tale have been dealt with generously and lovingly. My tale will evoke the full range of emotions; however, its primary shtick is centered around humor (which abounds in Texas!). But, tears will come as will a bit of anger, reflection, self-examination and awareness. In the end, Me and Mo: A Texas Tale is all about redemption and the will to move on.