Thoughts on Fire

Life Lessons of a Volunteer Firefighter

by Dr. Frank McCluskey



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/4/2004

Recognition Programs

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9780595297238
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9780595757909
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 210
ISBN : 9780595750498

About the Book

They can walk through fire. They would sacrifice their own lives to save yours.

In the tradition of Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Thoughts on Fire is a meditation on how to live a life that matters. Drawing on his dual life as a philosophy professor and firefighter, "Dr. Frank" begins a journey not just into the fire, but inside himself. The lessons of this voyage are not just about axes and hoses but hope, forgiveness and love.

"As a professor and a firefighter, Dr. McCluskey shifts gears easily between the metaphysical and the macho, pontificating in a pin striped suit by day and plunging into a smoky, flaming house by night."

-The New York Times

"It is a book that you will want to read again and again. It is a remarkable story that you will want to share with those you love."

-Dr. Robert Schachat, author of The Seven Conditions of Trust

"Thoughts on Fire is a book that is at once entertaining and enlightening"

-Dr. John Briggs, author of The Seven Life Lessons of Chaos

About the Author

Dr. Frank McCluskey is a Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Mercy College in New York where he is a member of the Mahopac Falls Volunteer Fire Department. He has studied at the New School and Yale University. His double life as a firefighting philosopher is the foundation of Thoughts on Fire.