“Just a thought…” -e.: Manna for the Mind (eBook)

“Just a thought…” -e.: Manna for the Mind is a thought-provoking book that offers short readings on a wide variety of topics prompted by Dr. Ed Cook’s engagement with culture and the Christian faith. In the age of sound bites and instant gratification, we sometimes forget that elements of our life deserve more consideration than

“Just a thought…” -e.: Manna for the Mind is a thought-provoking book that offers short readings on a wide variety of topics prompted by Dr. Ed Cook’s engagement with culture and the Christian faith. In the age of sound bites and instant gratification, we sometimes forget that elements of our life deserve more consideration than can be expressed in tweets, posts, and Facebook status updates. The chapters are short, the writing is pithy, and the pages will prompt readers to develop and contemplate their own questions regarding this brave new world in which we find ourselves at the start of the twenty-first century. Just as in life, the joy is often in the journey rather than the destination. The richness of this reading experience may often be found in the questions contemplated rather than in answers discovered. So read, enjoy, and think a bit. You may not agree with everything presented but remember, no offense is intended because, after all, what’s offered is just a thought.

Author Profile
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

Robert_Schaal says:

Danger, this book may cause You To Think I’ve given this book 5 Stars which means “I loved it”. The reason I loved it is because with care and gentle thoughtfulness Ed Cook invites the reader to enter into meaningful thought and perhaps even meaningful conversation concerning ideas and notions that have or will affect us all as Christians and moral beings. I use the word ‘conversation’ because as it jump starts critical thought in the individual reader it begs to be used as an excellent source in small groups or circles of friends.All too often we find ourselves willing to ask big questions, but all too unwilling to accept more than one answer or perspective as having any real or lasting value. In “Just a Thought..”, as in the best and most productive of conversations, our hearts are moved and our minds stimulated to investigate some very basic ideas and some quite complicated concepts without the need to be either rocket scientists or theologians.This book will remind some of us that we indeed do…

Anonymous says:

This book, “Just a thought…Manna for the Mind,” is challenging, yet encouraging for Christians of all “ages.” Before reading this book, I had no idea how much each chapter would force me to explore the foundations of my beliefs. It was no surprise, however, to have my eyes opened to some philosophical facts I had not learned before. I appreciate the manner in which Ed delivers his thoughts and facts in this book. It’s impossible to read this book and just sit back and do nothing with your Christian walk. I recommend this book to anyone who feels like they need a boost in their relationship with God and with the people around them. Nice work, Ed!

Anonymous says:

Ed has a way of cutting through the smoke screens that seem to permiate in religion and speak the raw truths that we need. I recommend this book to the person just beginning to seek out God as well as the seasoned Christ follower. If you are comfortable in your faith and your religion, be warned that this book may make you squirm, but if we don’t squirm every once in a while, we become stagnant and miss what God has for us. I stand behind the recomendation that this is to be handeled in bite sized chunks. If you don’t chew on the information in this book for a while, you will loose the intended flavor.

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