Monday, November 11, 2013

The School of Ministry by Braxton A Cosby‏


A graduate of the University of Miami, Cosby earned his bachelors, masters and doctorate in physical therapy. He also is certified by the American Physical Therapists and is a Certified Sports Nutritionist.

And now he’s getting you in shape. “I feel that God has given me a calling to help people,” said Cosby. It was through his own injury that taught Cosby about “getting people back to their prior level of function.” He said he want to motivate “people to stay on the course” so they can meet their own individual goals.

Cosby is a personal trainer, nutritionist and physical therapist and is using his talents and knowledge to help bring attention to the health issues and disparities such as heart disease, diabetes and high blood pressure.

He was the featured keynote speaker at the 2012 Atlanta CARES STEMFest for Children and Young Adults event. He also was a presenter for Mercer College School of Medicine and the Louisiana Medical Society’s Focus on Exercise and Fitness. He has partnered with Emory University as a clinical instructor and worked with a major rehabilitation company in geriatrics.

The host of a weekly radio show – Ask the Fat Doctors, Cosby also is an award-winning author and has been seen on CBS, Fox and Atlanta Live. He’s teamed up with retired offensive lineman and NFL analyst Jamie Dukes to create a workout video for men called Chachersize (C_4).

Ask the Fat Doctors is where Cosby, Dukes and radio personality Tee Foxx where they cover a variety of topics from current events to obesity to disease prevention. Cosby also shares tips on how to lose pounds.


Cosby’s goal is to share information on how to create healthy habits and how they can counteract serious health ailments. His articles can be found in “OMTimes Magazine” and “Skinny Limits”. Cosby also posted regular workout tips on his YouTube page.

As the nephew of actor and comedian Bill Cosby, Dr. Braxton A. Cosby has charted his own path, but embodies his uncle’s creativity and vision for a healthier America. “Of course” he was an influence, the younger Cosby said. “He taught me how to develop a passion for what you do.”

And Dr. Braxton A. Cosby has a passion for fitness

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TO CHOOSE, IS FATE!

A young man named Ziv struggles to find his place in life after both of his parents are murdered. Orphaned and alone by the age of six, he bounces in and out of foster homes hopeless and afraid, wondering if he will ever find a path to happiness. He resolves to accept a life of depravity, until one day he discovers he possesses the gift of sight: to see creatures from the afterlife, but not angels...demons!

Ziv is recruited by The School of Ministry, a secret society that promises to help him find his best friend Stephanie, who has gone missing. But there is one catch: he must agree to join them in their quest to eradicate evil and protect the weak. Ziv learns that he is a "Conduit," which allows him to cross over into the spirit world and transcend time itself.

When he is partnered with two other young men who have similar gifts, the unlikely trio is trained in the mastery of weapons and the art of Shouting, during treacherous challenges of the tortuous Quad in preparation for their mission: to secure the Windgate. Ziv becomes entrenched in a quest of identity, love, and will, until he comes face to face with pure evil itself--Akabod, the spiritual prodigal son to the School of Ministry and a master of talents. 


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Q) What inspired you to write this story? 
It’s funny. I was first inspired to write my first novel Protostar in church. The Bishop asked the congregation if anyone actually asked God the question “What do you want me to do?” And I thought about it for a second and realized that I had never done that. So I closed my eyes and asked God the question. Suddenly, I heard a small voice say “Write a book.” I laughed at the idea because in as many papers that I wrote in college, the idea of writing a novel came to mind. So I thought about it some more and the idea came to me. I immediately started jotting down ideas right there in church. For The School of Ministry, I wanted to create a story that had a Christian element as the foundation, but the focus was trying to do so while making it cool and inviting to a broad audience. I wanted anyone to be able to pick it up and get swallowed by the story and the characters so much that they didn’t feel turned away by the spiritual elements of the book. Inevitably, the story really is about tapping into the inner power that I feel everyone has inside of them and using it for the good of man. The School of Ministry itself, is no different than The Ministry of Magic in Harry Potter. I feel so good to see that readers and reviewers are getting what I tried to implement. They echo my sentiments about writing an “everyone” encompassing book that is a page turner. 

Q) How long did it take you to write? 
This novel took me about 5 months to write and run through first edits. The editing process then elevated the second level with my editor and that spanned about a month and a half to flesh the story out fully.

Q) What is your favorite thing about writing? 
Creating! The creative process is so amazing. The best reward is starting a story at first, and them watching new ideas spring forth and blend in seamlessly. When that happens, it’s pure magic; especially when the characters become more developed because of it.

Q) What is your least favorite thing about writing? 
The time element. No man can manipulate time and sometimes finishing a book seems so far away.

Q) If you could be any famous person for one day, who would you be and why? 
I’d like to be any of the famous writers who have their stories brought to the big screen. People tell me that I’m a very imaginative writer and I give very vivid details in my story. I kind of think that when I write, I see the scenes play out in movie form first, then I try my best to translate that into book form, without taking away from the story. So, if and when that happens (seeing my book on the screen) I will feel the highest level of fulfillment with the vision I’ve been given. 

Q) What is the oldest thing in your fridge and how old is it? 
Probably my turkey bacon. I always buy too much of it and forget that I already have a pack or two there. I end up freezing the rest of it. I think one pack may be going on three weeks or so.

Q) What can readers expect from you in the future? 
More series. I want to finish the two I started with The School of Ministry and The Star-Crossed Saga, but I don’t want to be in a rush. I need these stories to be fully fleshed out and complete before I begin anything else. With the re-boot of Protostar next year coming from Winter Goose Publications and the novellas for both books that give different perspectives of the characters, readers are in for a real treat.

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