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Called to the Fire

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This is the true story of Dr. Charles Johnson, an African American preacher who went to Mississippi in 1961 during the summer of the Freedom Rides. Fresh out of Bible School Johnson hesitantly followed his call to pastor in Mississippi,...


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This is the true story of Dr. Charles Johnson, an African American preacher who went to Mississippi in 1961 during the summer of the Freedom Rides. Fresh out of Bible School Johnson hesitantly followed his call to pastor in Mississippi, a hotbed for race relations during the early 1960's. Unwittingly thrust into the heart of a national tragedy, the murder of three Civil Rights activists, he overcame fear and adversity to become a leader in the Civil Rights movement.

As a key African American witness to take the stand in the trial famously dubbed the "Mississippi Burning" case by the FBI, Charles Johnson played a key role for the Federal Justice Department, offering clarity to the event that led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This story of love, conviction, adversity, and redemption climaxes with a shocking encounter between Charles and one of the murderers. The reader will be riveted to the details of a gracious life in pursuit of the call of God from the pulpit to the streets, and ultimately into the courtroom.

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PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 370440
  • Product Code 9781426759925
  • ISBN 1426759924
  • EAN 9781426759925
  • Department General Books
  • Category Biography
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Abingdon Press
  • Publication Date Jan 2013
  • Sales Rank 70418
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No
  • Size 1.56 MB (EPUB)

Chet Bush

Chet Bush is a pastor/writer in Oxford, Mississippi. He received a bachelor's degree in Religion from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN. He earned the Master of Divinity degree at Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO. Bush was ordained an Elder in the Church of the Nazarene in Houston, Texas, in 2002.

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