Welcome to my Author’s Website. This site has a three fold purpose. First, it's a platform to share written prose which eminate from the deepest recesses of my being. I pray they offer a bit of inspiration for your own situation as you respond to the challenges of your world. Second, I share descriptions, endorsements, and links to promote and access my published works. Most importantly, this site is designed to serve as a testimony to the Redeemer who has delivered and sustained me through the peaks and valleys of this life. It is my desire that you catch a glimpse of the One known as Jesus. May He fill your heart with peace! Bless you with His grace! Cover you with His mercy! Bring healing to your circumstance, and anoint you with His love.
Thank you for taking the time to visit.
God Bless! Lanny
The original artwork for the cover of Unforgiven Destiny, was created by Benjamin Hummel, (@HummelIllustrations.com).
Unforgiven Destiny is Lanny's first historical fiction piece. Based on a true story, this novel was 100 years in the making. It provides an account of the life of John Frederick Williams based on historical fact obtained through meticulous research and family lore. John was a man that early on in life learned how to run away from his problems. As a young boy he migrated to America from Wales with his mother and sister during the second half of the 18th century. As immigrants to America they were sponsored by the Mormon Church from Salt Lake City. After living in Utah for a few short years, they narrowly escaped the oppressive life of a polygamist culture. These experiences formed the catalyst of panic that plagued John for the remainder of his life. This consuming panic turned into a deep seated fear - causing him to turn tail and run every time life became too overwhelming. It was the personal demon that pursued him throughout his life.
There is a mystery involved within the very nature of the human existence. A mystery that will never be fully revealed through the experience of life’s journey – it will only be realized within the confines of the final passage. It is up to every individual to discover their own personal destiny - hoping… praying… that they never realize the natural consequence of an unforgiven destiny.
~Lanny K. Cook
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The Author Challenge Series
Lanny shares insight regarding the challenges of being a published author in this modern market. Check out "The Cookie Jar" Blog where he shares thoughts on a variety of topics. Blog's will be uploaded regularly so come back often to read the latest post. His current series shares insight into his latest release, Amazon Culture. You can also check out the archive where previous blogs are located. If you missed his original posts on The 7 "R's" of Writing you will be able to discover them in the Cookie Jar Archive.
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"God's Vessel of Perfection"
Who has believed our message? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For He grew up before Him like a tender shoot, And like a root out of parched ground; He has no stately form or majesty that we should look upon Him, nor appearance that we should be attracted to Him. Isaiah 53:1-2 NASB
Lanny's Christmas greeting for 2022
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The Mystery of Zion Series
Synoptic lessons; The Mystery of Zion – Israel and the Last Days
by Lanny K. Cook, PhD Copyright © 2017
Enahnce your personal read or turn it into a group Bible study using The Mystery of Zion - Israel And The Last Days by downloading your Free Study Guide
If you haven't purchased The Mystery of Zion you can still enjoy the study by downloading the free Synoptic Lessons that include the sessions listed below:
Part One - A Plan, a People and a Purpose
Part Two - The Mystery of Covenant
Part Three - The Mystery of the Kingdom
Part Four - Israel's Final Days - A Timeline
Part Five - An Everlasting Covenant
Part Six - The Mystery Unveiled
Chart - Israel's Timeline
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"In God We Still Trust"
Throughout history this country has consistently turned away from God as things became too comfortable. That is until we are humbled to the point of hopelessness, realizing there is no other viable avenue than to fall on our knees to pray. As the stark reality of life’s challenge hits, it is usually only then that we begin crying out for deliverance from the clutches of tragic circumstance!
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