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The Gospel

A Redemption and Restoration Story

Michael O'Dowd

272 pages
Deep River Books Llc

All great stories have certain elements that resonate within. These are echoes of the ultimate story, the greatest story ever told—the Gospel, which is our story through faith. The Apostle Paul says: “I am eager to preach the gospel to you… It is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes” (Romans 1:15-16). Author Michael O'Dowd uses the power of story to lead us through the epic message of good news beginning in Genesis where it all started, continuing all the way to Revelation, where this amazing story ends and all things become new.

Packed full of scripture and depth yet made understandable through the author's own experience and explanation, The Gospel: A Redemption and Restoration Story describes doctrinal truth in story form, where God is the hero, and we are being saved. This book will help pastors and congregants alike understand the biblical details of the gospel that saves us—and keeps saving us.

Author Bio
A kid from North Jersey, Mike O’Dowd’s college and military service led to nearly 30 years of life in the south. As an Air Force Colonel, Mike flew the A-10 Warthog for 24 years, flew in 7 combat deployments, commanded the 23rd Fighter Group (the Flying Tigers), and came to know Jesus as Savior in a chapel tent in Saudi Arabia. Along the way, he met his wife Lucia, was blessed with two children, earned four advanced degrees, and after retiring from the military, attended and graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary. Then the Lord led a transplanted southerner from north Jersey and his Texas wife to a place they swore they’d never go! Now there’s no place they’d rather be as they serve together through Mike’s ministry as pastor of Leptondale Bible Church in Newburgh, New York.