Dr. Edwin Louis Cole (1922-2002), known as "the father of the Christian men's movement," was called by God to speak with a prophetic voice to the men of this generation. To that end, he founded the Christian Men's Network, a ministry that continues to strengthen men by reaching thousands each month with the reality that manhood and Christlikeness are synonymous. As a pastor, evangelist, missionary, business executive, and denominational leader, Dr. Cole, together with his late wife, Nancy, served the Lord in ministry for more than fifty years until his death in 2002. Over four million copies of his books are in circulation today in more than forty languages, and his work and vision are still carried on by his "sons" in the faith--godly men who were touched by Dr. Cole's ministry.
The author of Power of Potential, Ed Cole, was a positive, motivational and godly leader whose writings still light a fire in the heart of his readers. Ed Cole committed himself to share the wealth of his wisdom with people the world over. He left us a collection of books filled with wisdom in the same spirit that Paul did for his protege, Timothy. "Timothy, my son. I give you this instruction in keeping with the prophecies once made about you, so that by following them you may fight the good fight" (1 Timothy 1:18).
Invest the time to read and learn, then be sure to apply what
you learn so you can fight that good fight.
-Stan Toler, General Superintendent Emeritus, Church of the Nazarene