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"Our Answer is God. God's answer is us. Through partnership we make our world better."
- Dorian Scott Cole

Copyright © for text, books, cover art 2009 Dorian Scott Cole

Author's Books

Thought provoking books featuring critical but thorough and fair scholarship, grounded in active faith

The Prophetic Pattern: Discussion Guide for Ancient and Modern Prophecy Are we all going to die on Friday, December 21, 2012? The two secrets no one talks about. (Free PDF, Print or ebook.)

Ontology of God: The voices of the ancients speak What is God about, and what does He ask of us? A look at the history of several aspects of religious development as affected by the ancient societies they were in, including law, mercy, and love. (Free PDF, Print or ebook.)


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The Prophetic Pattern: Discussion Guide for Ancient and Modern Prophecy Are we all going to die on Friday, December 21, 2012? The two secrets no one talks about.

Are there really signposts to the world's end? Does modern prophecy really merge with ancient prophecy? Will all of the Christians suddenly disappear? The answers may surprise you.

Millions of Americans are anxiously waiting for December 21, 2012 to see if the world will end. Despite the fact that signs seem to be everywhere in all ancient and modern prophecy and even science, the major sign pointed to by both Daniel and Christ is overlooked by prophecy interpreters, as well as the main historic indicators. And interpretation of modern prophecy overlooks intent. Like a scary movie, prophecy is great fun until it starts negatively affecting people's lives.

This book explores how to distinguish the intent of various types of prophecies and oracles, both ancient and modern. The five chapters in this discussion guide are rich in information, providing one legitimate point of view, and are intended to encourage discussion and additional research. A ten meeting discussion group is the minimum recommended.

Subjects to explore include:

  • History, and the situations surrounding prophecy
  • Types of prophecy
  • Other interpretations of prophecy
  • Are faith and prophetic belief blind?
  • Societies that go bad - are they destroyed?
  • Social change - saving ourselves
  • The challenges of the 21st.Century

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Print version $9.95 available at Createspace.com (an Amazon company - takes major credit cards.)

Ebook version* $8.95 through Google or Paypal cart button  cart button. Both take major credit cards. Payment goes to TechGenie Media, LLC, publisher of the OneSpiritResources.com Web site. Downloads are serviced by Payloadz.com, which allows up to three downloads of the book to the user.

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About the author: Dorian Scott Cole is an independent, cross-disciplinary scholar with education and experience in psychology, philosophy, religion, language, visual semiotics, and technology. He is a licensed minister with a mainline denomination with full time pastoral and counseling experience. His education in religion and psychology was through a state university (IU) followed by independent study. Other books and publications: Ontology of God, How to Write a Screenplay, Writers Workshop Script Doctor, www.visualwriter.com, and www.onespiritresources.com.

PDF or Kindle version, for Kindle, coming soon.

Reading type: Mainstream, nonfiction.


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Ontology of God: The voices of the ancients speak.

Echoing through time are the voices of ancient people telling us about God. From Mesopotamia and Egypt 5000 years ago, often from even earlier oral traditions, every civilization has been inspired to tell us about God. Their voices vary widely and even conflict. Is there a common message that they thought was so important that they had to pass it on? In this book, the ancient voices speak.

Ontology of God looks at what we can learn through the ages regarding the history of several aspects of religious development as affected by the ancient societies they were in, including law, mercy, and love.

This book follows the thread of the basic religious concepts of law, mercy, and love that are prominent in many religions. Major religions around the world are investigated up to the launch of the Common Era when most religions had been developed, including religions that later developed independently such as the Mayan.

These are messages refined by the fire of experience through the ages. The repeated messages collectively bear the tests of validity.

This book also looks at the many methods we use to try to understand God and religious literature. Is the nature of God reflected in what he asks of us? The premise is that it is.

By understanding the nature of God, perhaps we can filter out the many competing voices that tell us that God stands for such things as the murder of innocents and destruction.

The very nature of religion is illuminated in the light of the voices from the ages. But is ancient religion a path that we have lost, or does history hammer out newer voices to bear the truth of new experience as people try to understand their relationship with God?

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Nonfiction; perfect binding (soft cover), 205 pages; fully indexed and referenced.

Print version $16.00 available at Createspace.com (an Amazon company - takes major credit cards) and on Amazon.

Ebook version* $14.00 through Google or Paypal cart button   cart button. Both take major credit cards. Payment goes to TechGenie Media, LLC, publisher of the OneSpiritResources.com Web site. Downloads are serviced by Payloadz.com, which allows up to three downloads of the book to the user.

Mobibook and PDF versions coming soon.

*EPUB works on Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Adobe Digital, Aldiko (Google Android Reader), Barnes and Noble reader, Bookworm (multiplatform offsite storage and reader), FBReader, Mobibooks, Sony Reader, Stanza (free Windows software), Firebox browser (free software), and other devices. Epub does not work on Amazon's Kindle. For ebook ratings see: Addictive Tips Top Four Ebook Readers.

About the author: Dorian Scott Cole is an independent, cross-disciplinary scholar with education and experience in psychology, philosophy, religion, language, visual semiotics, and technology. He is a licensed minister with a mainline denomination with full time pastoral and counseling experience. His education in religion and psychology was through a state university (IU) followed by independent study. Other books and publications: The Prophetic Pattern, How to Write a Screenplay, Writers Workshop Script Doctor, www.visualwriter.com, and www.onespiritresources.com.

PDF or Kindle version, for Kindle, coming soon.


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