Brushes with Death: The Blood of Jesus is an autobiographical vel detailing several dangerous encounters that the author experienced living a life of crime. The story also references the author's inner struggle of dealing with his conscience and his moral values as he battles the paradigm of doing wrong when he kws to do right. The book also alludes to the main character's faith and how it kept him safe during his waywardness. The reader travels with Slick, the protagonist as he tryies to resist temptation of money, drugs, women, gambling, guns, alcohol, sex, prison and more. The 394 page vel is factual and based on truel events. Names and some situations have been distorted to protect the incent and the guilty. This book serves as a deterrent to those youth who are t yet enthralled in but are considering a life of crime. It also serves as encouragement to those still entwined in a life of crime and violence to digress from their actions. The book is in way a promotion of like activities. The author hopes that his experiences will shed light on the destructiveness of drug dealing and give those who have kwledge an inside perspective on the who's, what's, when's, where's, why's, and how's of street living. It is sophisticated but yet real; explicit but t trashy.
Richard Taylor...aka Dick Taylor is a full time student at Tidewater Community College in Chesapeake Virginia. He is also a writer, speaker, poet, and social activist with his main focus on destroying the adverse forces that wreak havoc on urban communities across the globe. In his spare time he enjoys reading, weightlifting, mentoring, teaching, sports, performing, learning, and spending time with his daughter. Taylor plans to release a sequel to this novel as well as informative and educational works under his publishing company Dick Taylor publishing. it is his ultimate goal to become a statesman, orator, advocate for the black sheep or outcasts of society. He has also sold real estate, done marketing, ran group homes and volunteered at local schools. It is his goal to provide encouragement, opportunities and outlets to underprivileged youth, especially young African males in low income areas.