W. Todd Pedersen’s New Novel Combines History, Gospel Interpretation

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‘Owned’ looks at the age-old battle between God and Satan through lives of flawed, relatable characters

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“This is the heart of the Gospel; mankind is doomed to eternal separation from God unless they take advantage of the work of Jesus Christ.”

Author W. Todd Pedersen follows the lives of two men through the decades as they are torn between good and evil in his new novel based on historical events, “Owned” (published by CrossBooks).

Ivan Pawlick, the story’s main character, is a Nazi guard who comes to realize he is completely owned by the Nazi regime. Ivan needs liberation from his superiors and their diabolical plan to form a post-World War II Nazi world order. With the blood of innocent people on his hands, he knows he needs atonement for his crimes. But how does one obtain forgiveness from a victim who is dead?

The book moves on to the 1990s, where Dr. Davis Young, an ambitious environmental scientist, wants to save Earth from the effects of overdevelopment, but needs funding and connections. When a shadowy man reaches out to him, it is up to the former Nazi to convince Young that he is being used by men who are doing the same things the Nazis did in Germany in the 1930s and ’40s.

“‘Owned’ makes the case that all men are captives of Satan whether they admit it or not,” Pedersen says. “This is the heart of the Gospel; mankind is doomed to eternal separation from God unless they take advantage of the work of Jesus Christ.”

“Owned”
By W. Todd Pedersen
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 294 pages | ISBN 9781462733750
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 294 pages | ISBN 9781462733743
E-Book | ISBN 9781462733767
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
W. Todd Pedersen earned a master’s degree in biology from Wake Forest University and has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years. He also works with men’s ministries and churches teaching the value of a biblical worldview. Pedersen lives in North Carolina with his wife and two children and is also the author of “The Disciplines of Freedom.” More information is available at http://www.ivanlives.com.

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