Review by Ryder Islington, Author of ULTIMATE JUSTICE A Trey Fontaine Mystery

When Iread the title of this book: A ROOSTER ONCE CROWED, my first thought was, “I thought the rooster twice crowed.” For those of us who are familiar with the New Testament, we know the answer to this. Of course it did. The question is, what happened after the rooster crowed the first time?

The Master told Peter that before the rooster crowed twice, Peter would deny the Master three times. So, after the rooster crowed that first time, what was Peter thinking? That first crow was a warning. Did Peter even hear it? Was he so afraid that he didn’t hear it? Or was he so afraid that he heard the warning, and still could not manage to do the right thing?

Well, Bryant Cornett has managed to write a great little book discussing those moments in between the crowing–those moments when we can choose to be followers of the Master.

I would recommend this book for everyone. Christians can be reminded of their mission. Unbelievers can begin to understand. It would be great for a Bible Study class, or for tween and teen Sunday School. At 200 pages, it is an easy read, though by no means insignificant. The author has done a great job at being brief but thorough, citing text, and using verses from the Old and New Testaments.

You can find A ROOSTER ONCE CROWED on and other online stores.


About The Author:

I’ve always bought more books than I could read. Kindle may have saved my marriage because with no grounding in reality, I’d leave on a four day vacation with six big books in a hundred pound carry-on that, without fail, my wife would have to tote for some part of the trip-remember those days.

When I was a kid, I thought the greatest superpower-the one I’d most want to have was to “know” a book by touching it. I imagined running up and down the aisles of a library soaking in every book I could touch.

It’s a perfect superpower, because it’s so powerful, yet it’s also so flawed. Imagine a 10 year-old exposed to even one aisle of a library. And as I got older, I realized that not all books are created equal. Some are great in their own context. Others contain greatness and junk. Others were built to sell something-themselves, an idea or an agenda.

In the end, that superpower would have been my undoing. I would have died under the weight of it and been insufferable (ok, more insufferable). The efficiency of information flow isn’t what I really needed, it was discernment to tell the difference.

I’ve written a book. I love it and hope you do, too. I’ve got two more planned. But more than selling these books, my prayer is that folks will read this and hear the truth of the Gospel speak through it.

My dream is that one day, we will all know and curate the Gospel Story as much as we know and love any of these great stories told here. These stories we write are That Story, and I can’t wait to see how and when we all realize that. I’d love to get your thoughts on that and the book.

Check out Bryant’s blog at and his website and blog at

Also, Bryant will be appearing  January 14, 2014 07:15AM — at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church/Hospitality Suite, 3180 PEACHTREE RD NE ROOM C206, ATLANTA, GA, US