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Prisoner of Hope: A Story of Recovery & Redemption (eBook)

Some forks in the road simply provide an interesting side trip or a detour around an obstacle. Others alter the very shape and meaning of a person’s life. As Ed Cook writes, “My new life began the day I didn’t kill myself.” Choosing life on April 28, 1976 resulted in Ed’s life subsequently moving in

Some forks in the road simply provide an interesting side trip or a detour around an obstacle. Others alter the very shape and meaning of a person’s life. As Ed Cook writes, “My new life began the day I didn’t kill myself.” Choosing life on April 28, 1976 resulted in Ed’s life subsequently moving in an entirely different direction. That day began a journey into recovery that was paralleled over the next fifteen months by a journey from atheism to faith. What could have been a very sober story is kept enjoyably readable by infusions of wit and wisdom. Hearing another’s story often prompts us to think about our own stories and thereby learn what would have remained hidden had our lives remained unexamined. You may find that by reading Prisoner of Hope: A Story of Recovery and Redemption you may learn more about yourself than about Dr. Ed Cook.



Meet the Author
Ed Cook, D.Min. followed a twenty-year technical career in Information Systems with a twenty-five-year people career in Christian Ministry as Church Planter, Pastor, and Theological Educator. His doctoral research and dissertation were on the topic of the holistic development of pastors and church planters in the emerging generations. He is now coaching, consulting, training, and writing as the principal of Care-Full Coaching.

Comments

J. Nunes says:

A Must read for Everyone With honesty, wit, and insight Ed Cook brings us on a journey of self reflection and revelation that will delight the soul and help us navigate our own path of illumination. Thanks for bringing me along.

hawksgrace says:

A Story For Everyone Ed Cook’s memoir of recovery and redemption is a must read for anyone who has, or still is struggling with addiction, and a must read for anyone who has ever struggled with marriage and with faith. That pretty much includes everyone. His frank self revelations will strike a chord with most people I think. You feel the honesty here and there is solace in it, but PRISONER OF HOPE is a very entertaining read too. Ed tells his story with a light touch and and a wry sense of humor, and uses many interesting references to literature and popular culture that serve as edifying examples. I cannot wait for the next chapter of his life story to find its way into print.

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