Friday, August 7, 2020
‘Touch-and-Go’ Aids Spiritual Growth
By Cora Jackson-Fossett (Religion Editor)
Published December 15, 2011

James Key Bookcover

By Carolyn Holt
Contributing Religion Writer

Dr. James Key, a Chaplain in the United States Army, eloquently weaves a timeless ‘tapestry of hope’ in his must-read book, ‘Touch-and-Go,’ which is based on the 48-hour timeframe he was given to live as a result of his premature birth weight of 2.5 pounds.

His life story is rich and replete with many examples of ‘touch-and-go’ moments from his personal spiritual journey. There are the prayers of his wonderful grandmothers that availed much, the confusion in his own life that compelled him to seek and find God in a Catholic Church while on an aimless walk in his ‘South Central Los Angeles’ neighborhood, to answering the call into ministry against his will, to saving souls here in America and Iraq.

‘Touch-and-Go’ is not a ‘preachy’ self-help book, but an inspirational guide and biography designed to help readers initiate an active search to allow God to reveal himself to them individually.

Due to his diverse background, great sense of humor, and compassion, Dr. Key is able to draw on his knowledge of ancient history, modern history, music, popular culture, prayer, and God to help readers to remove the walls in their lives, own their frailties and short-comings, be vulnerable and embrace the ‘touch-and-go’ moments we all have in life to create clarity and gain insight from chaos.

‘Touch-and-Go’ demonstrates that in God, we have great examples of how to weather life’s storms. With this book, Dr. Key has, in a very practical and pragmatic way, identified and written down the process for spiritual introspection and growth and readers will be challenged to apply and implement these strategies in their daily lives.

Pick up a copy of this book today for your own edification from his website, Barnes and Noble and Amazon, and pick up a copy for a returning soldier for the Christmas holiday.

Visit Dr. Key at his website,, to learn more about this soldier, born and raised in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles and to thank him for his service.




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