Author Pat Gowdy’s New Poetry Book Explores Death and Beyond

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Poems of "Gold Beneath My Feet" portray the spiritual treasures of the afterlife.

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"All my life I have noticed how fearful people seem to be about death," author Pat Gowdy says, contemplating the nature of thanatophobia, the fear mover that which is inevitable, the end of life. With his collection of Christian poetry and essays, titled Gold Beneath My Feet, he delves deeper into these matters to bring a measure of solace to the dreadful notion of mortality through the Word of God and the Holy Spirit.

According to the author, it seems that some tend to hang on to the smallest fragment of life in this human form for as long as they possibly can. In some circles, death is talked about as an almost taboo thing. For Gowdy, however, God gave him this book to renew people’s faith in Him and the marvelous riches waiting just on the other side. Mere words cannot describe the fullness of the afterlife He has prepared for His children, when one day they will absolutely see the gold beneath their feet. By spreading this Good News, the fear of death is diminished with the knowledge of the Kingdom of Heaven that awaits the faithful, for no fear can match that which is powerful – the love of God.

Solemn and enlightening, Gold Beneath My Feet is a spiritually invigorating discourse on the matter of life, death, and the life that awaits after death. Through his sincere and divinely-inspired words, Gowdy provides excellent food for the souls of believers everywhere.

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About the Author

Pat Gowdy holds no fancy degrees other than the one from the school of Hard Knocks. He says after repeating the class many times he finished in the top ten. He says he has repeated the class many times. Gowdy lives in Amarillo, Texas with his beautiful wife, Tonda. Their son Mike and wife Summer, and daughter Jenna and husband Dan live there also and blessed them with five all-American grandsons. Gowdy says that people ask him why he writes about Christian topics. He has thought about many other things but ends up with only one statement: "What else is there to write about?"

Gold Beneath My Feet by Pat Gowdy
The Homeward Bound Collection
Publication Date: March 28, 2013
Picture Book; $31.99; 52 pages; 978-1-4836-0823-5
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-0824-2

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