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Salt of the Sea by E. Dean Cook

Salt of the Sea

A Navy Chaplain's Experience Ashore and at Sea

by E. Dean Cook

Pages: 260

Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5

  • RELIGION - General

Type : Paperback

ISBN : 9781597817110

Price : $16.99


Type : Hardcover

ISBN : 9781597817127

Price : $26.99


The author moves beyond the usual books on ministry and shares the unusual life experiences and challenges of a Navy chaplain as he pastors sailors, Marines, and Coast Guard personnel where they live and serve. This book reveals the struggles of our service men and women as they deal with war, loneliness, and hardship, often far from home and without their nation's full support. We are taken aboard a Navy aircraft carrier to observe the life of its 5,000-member crew, to the frozen north of Alaska to witness the Coast Guard's service of rescue, and to the Marine Headquarters of the Pacific in Hawaii to experience spiritual renewal in the Marine Corps community. Chaplain Cook also takes us inside the team ministry of chaplains of all faiths—Catholic, Protestant, and Jew—as they work together for the good of God's people.

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Dean Cook is a retired Navy captain and chaplain who served in Viet Nam; aboard the aircraft carrier USS America CV-66; in Kodiak, Alaska, with the Coast Guard; at Quantico, Virginia, with the Marine Corps and FBI Academy; at Monterey, California, with the Naval Postgraduate School and other places of interest. He has a BA in Biblical Literature from Seattle Pacific University, a Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Asbury Theological Seminary, and an Honorary Doctor of Divinity from Roberts Wesleyan College. After retirement from the Navy, he served as his denominational Endorsing Agent for chaplains and taught and trained ministerial students at Roberts Wesleyan College and Asbury Theological Seminary. From 1994-2004 he pastored the Wilmore Free Methodist Church, which was selected as one of the top 300 Protestant churches in America by a Lilly Foundation study conducted by the University of North Carolina.

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