Anthony Cook graduated from Auburn University in 1993 with a degree in journalism. He then began working at the Anniston Star, a small community newspaper in Anniston, Alabama. He and his wife, Salena, were married a year later.
He grew up in church, but he grew away from those religious roots as a young adult. It was his wife who influenced him to get back into the church. They began attending his home church where he grew up in Munford, Alabama. There, he heard the gospel for the first time. This is not to say that he never heard it preached before, but this new pastor was a teacher; Anthony heard the gospel speak to him personally. In 2000, he surrendered to God’s call on his life and received Christ as his Lord and Savior. Two years later, he acknowledged the call to preach; in 2004, he was named the pastor at Christian Fellowship Bible Church in Anniston. In 2006, he was asked to write a faith column for the Anniston Star about the Christmas movie, The Nativity. It turned into a weekly faith column applying biblical principles to current events. This book is a collection of those columns, some sermon notes, and speeches that he has written over the years.
His prayer is that all Christians will be encouraged by these nuggets of insight and that any nonbelievers who happen to read this book will be drawn to Christ.