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Welcome to my Author’s Website. As a child, and through my early adult life, I possessed a profound shyness that kept me from freely sharing in many group conversations. Because of this tendency, I became great at listening, but avoided most situations that required me to hone my skills of being a conversationalist. I loved to listen in on conversations, but I seldom shared any thoughts. This gift of listening created an ability to ponder and reflect on topics, leading to my own, thoughtfully derived  conclusions. In order to have a voice and to share my unique considerations, I began to write. Writing became the means to share contemplations from the deepest recesses of my soul. My inspiration for writing flows from the well-spring of life experience and the faith that has carried me through it all. I write in order to share the hope, grace and mercy God has for His creation. It is Jesus Christ to whom all credit flows.


Feel free to share any of the works contained on this site with family and friends. However, please provide adequate notation for anything you share. It is my desire that through this material you might 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! And anoint you with His joy as you rest in the hope and assurance that God loves you beyond measure!


Thank you for taking the time to visit. 


                                            God Bless!   Lanny

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Lanny has once again partnered with Deep River Books to publish his latest work, Amazon Culture - Exploring the Jungle of Narcissism. It's release is just around the corner as the typesetting is complete and it's about to go to print. This provocative work provides deep insight into the world of narcissistic abuse that's perpetuated through gender inequality. Even before it has been officially released Amazon Culture  is receiving profound reviews.



In Amazon Culture, Dr. Cook guides you through the rhetorical jungle of narcissism utilizing gender bias and left-wing politics into the reality of abuse that cuts across both sexes. It’s relevant for individuals who have felt the wrath of narcissistic abuse from either a chauvinist or a feminist. Lanny exposes gender inequality as the façade it is; a ploy concealed within the foundation of egotistical pursuits. It’s a mask that gender abusers cower behind in the pursuit of self-promotion through their twisted agenda.


The material in this book will enlighten you as well as provide the means of dealing with narcissistic abuse, as it provides insight into the characteristics and the impact it has on all parties involved. I certainly learned some things about this disorder that gave me pause to view it in a new light.


 Amazon Culture will shed much needed light on those wanting to understand more about gender biased narcissism. It is engaging, informative and provides practical guidelines to identify a narcistic abuser as well as how to respond to them. It provides hope that through Christ you, as the abused, can find healing as you move onto a path filled with self-worth, value and healthy love. Jeremiah 29:11 says it best “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Blessings to you as you read and learn from this timely and enlightening book!

Coree Sullivan – Author, Speaker, Certified Life Coach

Founder of “This Restored Heart Ministries”

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Personal Reflections

"Easter 2021" A Poem by Lanny's mother, Clarice Cook


"What Will Your Answer Be?"



This is a poem that my mom wrote over fifty years ago. It's been an inspirational reality that has guided me through my own journey of sharing the faith in Jesus Christ through the written prose. 


“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’             Matthew 25:34-40 NIV


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Just Sayin'!


"C'mon Man!"



Back in the day when I was teaching high school, I heard this phrase a lot. Especially after report cards had been sent home. This quaint little idiom was always thrown out in the midst of many an interaction with a student as they pled their case for a better grade. From the hallowed hallways of the little high school where I spent nearly three decades of my adult life, I learned the true definition and application behind the phrase, "C'mon Man!" Now that this small idiom has taken center stage on the presidential debate platform, I felt the need to share insight into the true intent and definition of this trivial, rhetorical expression. 


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The Hired Hand! 

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep."   

                                            John 10:11-13 NIV


Andy Stanley shared a message regarding a troubling reality found within much of the modern church. It's heart wrenching to realize that too many church bodies have inflicted great harm on individuals who have sought inspiration, encouragement and support from a local fellowship. Have you ever experienced anything like this? Maybe you know somebody that feels this way.


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A Biblical Perspective

The Mystery of Zion Series 

Excerpts from the Mystery of Zion – Israel and the Last Days

by Lanny K. Cook, PhD Copyright © 2017



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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You Talkin' to Me?



Amazing Grace



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