Michael has spent most of his life working in the construction industry. He started as a laborer, then worked as a carpenter for ten years. After completing college nights and weekends he transitioned to executive roles in the industry. He also started a non-profit organization in 2014 called Fifty-Three: Five, the company promotes the Gospel of Jesus Christ by providing spiritual and material assistance to those in need. Fifty-Three: Five has an all-volunteer workforce, including his work as executive director; every penny donated goes to those in need.

After a long and successful career in construction, he decided to go back to school to learn more about his faith. In seven years, he earned two graduate degrees at Providence College, one in theology/early church history, and one in biblical studies; he graduated with distinction in both programs. He is an adjunct instructor at Salve Regina University in Newport RI and is dedicated to promoting the good news of Jesus. He does this through his work at Fifty-Three: Five, and by speaking, and teaching about what Jesus said, and what he did not say about divine justice.

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We will strive daily be bear witness to God’s love through his Son Jesus Christ, by providing spiritual and material assistance to those in need.


If you read this book without a preconceived notion that divine justice will result in never-ending torment by fire and never-ending separation from God, you may conclude that Jesus never spoke about such a place.

You may end up agreeing that Hell is a Bad Word.