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Parker J Cole
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Author, Speaker, Radio Host
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There is MORE than the MADNESS

This book gives readers a glimpse into the life of someone living with bipolar disorder. It’s not a clinical book filled with facts and figures, but a book of humanity.

Spanning childhood to early adult, through stories of abuse, being bullied, experimentation with drugs and alcohol, inpatient stays on psych wards, a night in jail, his college days in the fraternity, hitchhiking across America, and his time in a third world country, John gives the reader a personal and up-close look into his life as a manic depressive. The stories are sad, shocking, and at times funny as he shares his antics while at his most manic and delusional.

Throughout his journey, John also struggles with his faith in God. More than the Madness is a testament of one man’s journey to grow closer to God while gaining a better understanding of himself.

John wrote his story to help educate others on mental illness and remove some of the stigma associated with it. It is his hope that readers will get to know the person behind the diagnosis; take away the labels and meet someone's son, friend, and husband. See that there is More Than the Madness.

Call in to weigh in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

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On this episode of the Parker J Cole, we will be talking our returning guest Thomas D. Smith as we talk about unmasking life's realities. Sometimes we focus on the things that are not important and forget to analyze the things that are. How do we unmask the realities of life?

Join me for an insightful discussion! Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link.

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If you loved the movie LION starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, you will be touched by what Amerasian Bryan Nguyen had to endure as a child.

Beautiful but spoilt Vietnamese socialite, Cao Kim Lye, learns of her parents shocking death from the dashing Amerasian family chauffeur, Bryan Nguyen.Kim steps out of a world of crystal and chandelier to enter the dust and chaos of working-class Hanoi. She finds herself living under the roof of a shop cum living quarters with Bryan and his adoptive family.


Ever conscious of the privileged class, Kim struggles against the emotional ties she forms towards Bryan, the reluctant saviour, who considers her an unnecessary hitch to his already complicated life.
He still bears the scars of abandonment by his mother and his American GI father when U.S. troops pulled out of Vietnam.


Eventually Bryan and Kim's powerful attraction to each other begins to break down the wall between them.

Join me for this delightful conversation from down under as I talk to Australian author Shoba Sadler. Listen in at 646-668-8485. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

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Isaiah 55: 8-9 " For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts."

When I read verse like that, I am overwhelmed by the majesty of our Lord. His thoughts are so much more than our own. We see things from a limited point of view while He sees the big picture. We see it from our flawed existence while He sees it from his perfect and infinite wisdom. Yet, does that mean flawed creatures such as ourselves cannot begin to comprehend God?

Some people would suggest that God is beyond logic because of His very nature? Is He? Let's talk about it with my returning guest, apologist and author Evan Minton. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press one to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

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My show primarily focuses on authors but today on the we'll be talking to renown children's book illustrator, author, and speaker Jan Spivey Gilchrist

She is most known for her work on children's books such as The Great Migration: Journey to the North, Nathaniel Talking, and My America. Her books have received numerous awards including the Coretta Scott King Medal for Illustration and the Parents' Choice Award. Gilchrist has also exhibited artwork at galleries across the United States and Canada.

Join me as I chat with this award winning illustrator by calling in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

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The person of Christ has been debated for millennia. Was He a good man, a great seer, or something more? Even in the early Church, the question of who and what Jesus Christ is raised many debates. They all knew He existed. That He lived. That He died. But...did He really rise from the dead like witnesses claimed? Or, was it a supernatural being who 'pretended' to die? Was He perhaps a spirit who had cast aside the need for the flesh?

It's always been my belief that it's not enough to know about Jesus but you have to know who the Jesus is. A lot of faiths and religious institution know about Jesus. Who is the true Jesus?

On this episode of the Parker J Cole show, we'll be talking to Dr. Jim Papandrea, author of The Earliest Christologies: Five Images of Christ in the Postapostolic Age. What did the early Church fathers believe and how has that shaped our understanding of Christ. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

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The Covenant Series by Devin LaVore

THE BEFORE -- Designed to fulfill a divine purpose, Eliah Tanon and his family make the hard choice to move to a specialized school, which promises to be a place of hope. Not long after they have settled in, Eliah meets another student who threatens to use his creations for evil.

THE BETWEEN -- After the devastation of the Monster, Patrick Tanon, fueled by rage, decides to take justice into his own hands and kill the one responsible for the destruction. During his quest for revenge, Patrick learns the cost of fighting evil on his own and what lies between love and deception.

THE NOW -- When Nydis Young’s deepest secret is exposed, he finds himself in the middle of a war he didn’t even know existed. As he comes to terms with his new life, Nydis is eager to join in the fight, but the fight will test his ability to trust the very ones who saved him.

Join me as I talk with author Devin LaVore as we discuss his series! You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

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I find myself in a unique position for this episode of the Parker J Cole show -- I don't have a clue what the co-host is going to say. She's been on the show a few times. Always a wonderful co-host but this time, she's got me stumped!

So I speculate: could it be that all those people who say the Bible approves of slavery -- even encourages it -- are right? Should slavery become a legitimate form of life and not looked down on so harshly? Should the President read a formal apology to all those plantation owners and their descendants about being so critical of the institution? Should old and modern abolitionists bow their heads in shame for decrying that slavery is wrong? What will our guest talk about on this episode?

Lisa Guinther is an artist, published illustrator, poet, photographer, preacher, feminist, bible teacher, and philosopher. What is she going to say about the biblical justification of slavery? After all, she graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder magna cum laude -- let's face it: she would know!

If you are as intrigued as I am about this show, find out by calling in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

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I remember a scene from the movie, A Beautiful Mind, when Jennifer Connelly studies a painting and she makes the comment, "God must be a painter." I thought about this as I write the show description for this episode of the Write Stuff. Within the vastness of everything that the Lord is, He is an artist. A painter, a writer, a muscian, a poet, whatever art form there can possibly be, He is all of those things.

Writers, in my opinion, are blessed to be given this talent. Just like every artist is blessed with their God-given ability. However, though we use words to express ourselves, we should also be reminded we need God's words inside of us that will help us along the way.

Join me as I talk with Shoshanna Gabriel as we discuss scriptures for writers. Call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here.

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Bree Le Fleur desires to remain pure for her future husband. When she moves to Arizona, she meets her new neighbor, Donato Garafalo Jr., race car driver and model. Despite his charisma and charm, she's not impressed. After Bree gets to know Donny, she decides he's not such a bad guy. She reluctantly agrees to pose as his fiancée to help Donny convince his father that he's a reformed man. While participating in the ruse, she is attracted to him in ways she never anticipated. At the same time, she can't help wondering why a man with a playboy reputation would be interested in a girl with no experience.


Fed up with his son's reckless ways, Donny's father threatens to sell their family's business to a stranger unless Donny settles down and commits to one woman. Now Donny needs to find a good girl, and he's not sure where to look. Bree, his neighbor, appears to be the perfect girl for his ruse, and Donny always gets what Donny wants. But Bree is different from the other women he's dated. She's not an easy conquest and soon he finds himself sitting beside her in church. As he attempts to win her heart, she feels threatened by his past and turns up the heat. For the first time ever, Donny fights temptation and has to learn to say no to himself. As tensions rise, their relationship is tested. Will their newfound love survive?

Join me as we talk to Michelle Sutton and her line of edgy Christian romances and why she trods where other authors won't. You can call in at 646-668-8485, press 1 to be live on air. Or, you can download Stitcher on your mobile device. Or, click on the link here
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