Sunday, February 17, 2019
My book The Transcendent Taxi Cab based on my blog was just published by Smashword as an ebook and is available on their site as well as other ebook distributors like Barnes & Noble. Check it out. You can read the first 15% for free. https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/923891?fbclid=IwAR2yD_Bt9GJJ7CCTqMbYidGnzKwoILcESyt8jY4YqxXBgFExAXY74osPdew
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Since this blog is actually a book, you need to start at the very beginning at
http://thetranscendenttaxicab.blogspot.com/2009/12/in-beginning.html , which I wrote on Tuesday,
December 15, 2009, with the intention of writing 100 chapters, documenting the events that occurred
while I was driving a taxi cab. As a former inner city pastor, I approached the job as a ministry,
because many of the people that took taxi's were in need as my stories document. After I concluded
the 100 chapters I discontinued writing and quit driving taxi in 2013. Today, in retrospect I feel that I
served God's will by driving thousands of people thousands of miles over nearly a decacade and hold
taxi drivers in the highest regard.
Thursday, March 17, 2016
My good friends at taxi finder and taxi guru have a new press release at http://www.prweb.com/releases/Rideshare/Estimates/prweb13261754.htm
They also have 3 new websites located at:
At the same time they feature my taxi cab stories on their websites.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
This is a new article that was published on Taxi Fare Finder's web page titled "The Night Before Christmas. Please click the "Like" button when you read it.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
After not driving a taxi for 9 months I was contacted by a taxi cab web site called taxi fare finder that provides a world wide service by finding a taxi cab in most cities around the world along with fare prices and tip recommendations. They also feature taxi cab drivers who have blogs, so they contacted me around Thanksgiving 2013 for an interview, even though they knew that I no longer drove a cab. A cab driver is like a military veteran, once you were in long enough you earned your stripes. They published their interview with me along with some of my photos and links in December at:
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
I quit driving cab nearly 2 months ago, after nearly 9 years. I needed a change and got one, because now I'm a bartender. So now I tend bar 4 nights a week and write the other 3. I began a blog to go along with my book, Jesus Rocks The World: The Definitive History of Contemporary Christian Music," last August. I make regular entries in that now. I wrote the book while I drove taxi. Some nights I brought my lap top with me to work on it. It was published as a 2 volume set, by Praeger Publishing, an academic reference book company. Click on the link that I provided to go to the blog or some of the articles written about it, or even the utube video.
Jesus Rocks The World, my blog: http://jesusrockstheworld.wordpress.com/
Washington Post, On Faith, 17 April 2013. http://articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-04-17/national/38610291_1_christian-rock-mason-proffit-jesus-people
Religion News Service 17 April 2013. http://www.religionnews.com/2013/04/17/former-jesus-freak-traces-the-evolution-of-christian-rock/#comment-93675
World Wide Religious News, reprint from a Washington Post Article, 17 April 2013. http://wwrn.org/articles/39589/
Huffington Post 18 April 2013 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/18/bob-gersztyn-former-jesus-freak-traces-the-evolution-of-christian-rock_n_3111836.html?flv=1
FaithVillage.Com 18 April 2013. http://www.faithvillage.com/article/e321e77735384f4db10bf47cc4664a4e/former_jesus_freak_traces_the_evolution_of_christian_rock
Hartford Faith and Values, 18 April 2013. http://hartfordfavs.com/culture/entertainment-and-pop-culture/former-jesus-freak-traces-the-evolution-of-christian-rock
Sojourners,18 April 2013. http://sojo.net/blogs/2013/04/18/former-%E2%80%98jesus-freak%E2%80%99-traces-evolution-christian-rock
The Christian Century, 19 April 2013. http://www.christiancentury.org/article/2013-04/former-jesus-freak-traces-evolution-christian-rock
Crosswalk.com The Intersection of Faith and Life, 19 April 2013. http://www.crosswalk.com/culture/the-arts/jesus-freak-and-the-evolution-of-christian-rock.html
San Antonio Homepage, 20 April 2013. http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local_news/article/Christian-mainstream-It-s-only-rock-n-roll-4448385.php
The State Journal Homepage, April 26, 2013, Springfield, Illinois: http://www.sj-r.com/features/x1973693864/Ex-Jesus-freak-compiles-history-of-Christian-rock?zc_p=0
Don Lattin’s Homepage. http://www.donlattin.com/pagestories/dl_stories.html 25 April 2013.
Rivers of Hope Blog. April 28, 2013. http://greatriversofhope.wordpress.com/tag/christian-music/
Christian Pirate Radio. http://www.mycprsandiego.com/MusicReviewsAll/
Shelbyville, Tennessee Times/Gazette, February 10, 2013. http://www.t-g.com/story/1939119.html
Salem, Oregon, Statesman Journal November 2012. http://community.statesmanjournal.com/blogs/books/2012/11/14/author-traces-christian-rock-since-60s/
ABC-CLIO publishing website for my book, “Jesus Rocks The World: The Definitive History of Contemporary Christian Music.” http://www.abc-clio.com/product.aspx?id=2147512109
Jesus Rocks The World Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/JesusRocksTheWorld2012