Elvis C. Foster
presenting his book
Life: Essence of it All
Sunday, October 9th at 2pm & 4pm
This book, to some extent, is perhaps a strange cocktail, a book about life observations written by a computer scientist, occasionally pulling from philosophy and often drawing from Scriptures. The observations included in this small volume are attempts by the author to understand this very complex thing called life. It includes his observations about people, the world, and life. In sharing this work with the public, it is the author's hope that the reader will travel with him through the various topics included to the discovery that there is more to life than just the mundane activities of survival that we often get obsessed with.
The book consists of thirty-one short topics touching on issues such as love, decision-making, human tendencies, race relations, life as a teacher, family and society, friendship, good versus evil, truth versus falsehood, psychological prisons, stewardship, knowledge and enlightenment, human communication, test of character, and love. The book begins and ends with a focus on the very pertinent and important issue of love.
The intent and objective of the author is to inspire additional thought, reflection, and in some cases research on the topics covered. It is also hoped that as readers contemplate the various topics discussed, they will find their points of equilibrium on these issues.
Dr. Foster is the author of seven books, five of which are textbooks in Software Engineering and Database Systems respectively. Additionally, he has authored a growing online Computer Science Lecture Series, featuring complete courses in the following areas: Programming Fundamentals in Java; C++ Programming Fundamentals; Principles of Programming Languages; Operating Systems Design; Software Engineering; Database Systems; etc. He has also authored several articles in selected scholarly journals, and has served as peer reviewer and/or editor in other selected scholarly publications.
As evidenced by his body of work, Dr. Foster writes for the academic community as well as the faith-based community. While he manages these threads separately, they convey a complete picture of his passion and commitment to knowledge discovery and dissemination.