Sheldon Overton’s newly released “Wide Is the Gate, but Narrow Is the Way to Eternal Life” is an intense spiritual drama about vengeance and redemption

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“Wide Is the Gate, but Narrow Is the Way to Eternal Life” from Christian Faith Publishing author Sheldon Overton is a gripping tale of a mixed-race young man who seeks to avenge the murder of his mother, only to find himself in need of forgiveness.

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“Wide Is the Gate, but Narrow Is the Way to Eternal Life”: a powerful story of sin and salvation, is the creation of published author Sheldon Overton, a native of Toledo, Ohio where he lives with his wife as a member of the 100-year-old True Vine Missionary Baptist Church. His novel is based on the true events of his life.

Overton writes, “In the sixties, where racism was a widespread question in the south, Malcomb was born to a young black teenage girl and fathered by a white teenage boy. His mother was a God-fearing person and taught Malcomb to be the same.

“As a young kid in high school, Malcomb came home from school only to find his mother brutally murdered. He made a promise to his dead mother that he would avenge her murder. But what he didn’t know was that his life would take a violent turn to where he got caught up in a web of lies, greed, drugs, and murder. Always seemingly faced to make life or death decisions, doing wrong was always the winner.

“Caught up in a plot to go undercover in prison to silence a would-be blackmailer, Malcomb was faced with the race against time because the election for governor was only weeks away. What Malcomb didn’t know was that the blackmailer he was going into prison to kill was the only person who knew who he was. Now on death row, he had to pay the price and face the consequences of his actions.

“Only God Almighty could save him now as he gives his confession to the priest on death row.”

Published by Christian Faith Publishing, Sheldon Overton’s new book is a wrenching, dramatic illustration of how vengeance belongs not in the hands of man but to the Lord.

Overton presents an absorbing tale wholly believable in its tragedy, its 1960s urban grit, and its southern profanity—but above all it reveals its divine inspirations and God-glorifying purpose, demonstrating how the merciful heavenly Father is willing to give as many second chances as necessary.

View a synopsis of “Wide Is the Gate, but Narrow Is the Way to Eternal Life” on YouTube.

Consumers can purchase “Wide Is the Gate, but Narrow Is the Way to Eternal Life” at traditional brick & mortar bookstores, or online at, Apple iTunes store, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or inquiries about “Wide Is the Gate, but Narrow Is the Way to Eternal Life,” contact the Christian Faith Publishing media department at 866-554-0919.

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