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Man from Macedonia [Kindle Edition]

Rev. Aaron Johnson , Deb Cleveland
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Book Description

"In telling his life story, Rev. Aaron Johnson takes us to the front lines of the fight for civil and human rights in our country over the last fifty years. Whether being beaten and dragged from a dime store lunch counter, standing blindfolded before a Ku Klux Klan meeting, or praying arm-in-arm with a death-row inmate, Johnson shows us how human hatred and fear smells, sounds and feels—and how it feels to empower others with hope and trust.
Told with humility and humor, Johnson’s story reminds us that one individual—with focus and faith—can effect great change despite repeated hurdles. Readers will come to know Aaron Johnson as a friend and inspiring hero who suspects that God still has a few projects waiting for him on his to-do list."

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About the Author

A sharecropper's son, Aaron Johnson led sit-ins under Dr. King's tutelage, advised North Carolina governors, and served as state corrections secretary while pastoring a Baptist church. Deb Cleveland is the author of Hugs from Heaven: Portraits of a Woman's Faith, a minister's wife, and mother of three sons.

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  • File Size: 1030 KB
  • Print Length: 274 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1449700292
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: WestBow (February 16, 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,184,003 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding Story of Courage, Faith and Determination February 20, 2010
This book offers a glimpse into what happens in an ordinary person's life when faced with extraordinary challenges. From his beginning as a sharecropper's son and a hand-to-mouth existence as a youngster growing up in North Carolina, Aaron Johnson follows God's calling to make a difference wherever he goes. At every turn, the story of Aaron Johnson resonates with authenticity and the desire to answer to the challenge of living with intention and purpose. Every once in a while we encounter a book that so grips us that we are changed for the better after having read it. This is such a book. It will give you intimate glimpses into the turbulent racial disturbances of the 1960's. It reveals how grass roots efforts by a few wise and disciplined people made history play out with a little more civility and reason than it otherwise would have. Aaron Johnson's work continues in his passionate and capable reshaping of the Department of Corrections in North Carolina. Multitudes have been benefited by his humble, yet skillful leading among those who would otherwise been the castaways of our society. Many who had lost hope in prisons and penal institutions have been transformed and given hope by this man's faith and his message.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I couldn't put it down! March 15, 2014
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Wow! What a riveting story and the authorship is outstanding! I was greatly blessed and inspired by the total dependence of this pastor upon our Lord! Thank you to Rev Johnson for sharing your disciple story, to Deb Cleveland for writing and to Debbie and Dennis Walsh for publishing! A wonderful team effort in the body of Christ!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book this year April 3, 2013
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This book had me captured as a passenger in time. There is no history book that ever taught the experience of the civil rights movement better than the Man from Macedonia . I cried , got angry and experience the power of prayer/God. I have everyone reading this book. The history and legacy of this man is amazing!
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Awesome book about a great man of courage and faith. A man who made a real difference. When this was on my to read shelf I kept putting it off because I thought it would be a dry text book like tome. I couldn't have been more wrong. It reads like a novel. It at times had me laughing others crying. I so enjoyed it. Also, it was a very good tutorial about the Civil Rights Movement that I only thought I knew about. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring and Well Told February 21, 2013
By SC Lady
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This book reveals the worst in human nature; the faith that transforms; the cost of obedience and the God who is able. It testifies to the truth that God can take that which is intended for evil and turn it into something good. It breaks the heart and renews the spirit. Author Deb Cleveland and Rev. Aaron Johnson join together in the telling of how God's answer to the prayers of a believing mother produced a faithful son, whose voice became God's instrument to put an end to racial discrimination and to advocate for the incarcerated.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just finished...AWESOME!! November 2, 2012
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In one word, I would sum this book up as "AWESOME". Talk about being on the front-lines, this book takes you front and center in the throws of civil rights and racial discrimination, gives real insight into some of the largest controversies in history, but most of all, is told by a man who wasn't afraid to challenge the system for the greater good of us all. I will read this over and over again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book of faith, leadership, courage, and grace! December 14, 2011
By jackb
Very inspiring and challenging book for anyone interested to learn more about God or grow with God! If you want to learn about a real man of faith, read this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Man from Macedonia
This book seems to honestly relate America in transition during recent years..........features a a man who seemes fearless, a Godly man who practices what he preaches..... Read more
Published on March 24, 2011 by hubert baldwin
5.0 out of 5 stars Great addition to civil rights lit
This book really gives you insight into the world of segregated America. It bridges the gap between Scout and Atticus' fictional depiction and MLK Jr. Read more
Published on January 1, 2011 by EnglishTeacher
5.0 out of 5 stars "God will make a way."
Aaron Johnson was one of seven children born to a woman with a fourth grade education. They lived in a 3-bedroom bungalow with no plumbing, running water, or electricity. Read more
Published on August 27, 2010 by Becky Melby, Contemporary Christian fiction writer
5.0 out of 5 stars Compelling Read of a Modern-Day Hero
Aaron Johnson trod the footsteps of the Negro sharecropper in 1930s North Carolina, beat down the path to freedom with Civil Rights Marchers in the tumultuous 60s, and was even led... Read more
Published on May 7, 2010 by Patti Lacy
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read to see God working in Civil Right Movement & Prisons
This book was an eye-opener for learning about the Civil Rights movement in the 1960s and 70s. There was much happening to keep things non-violent, and Rev. Read more
Published on April 5, 2010 by Martha
5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing book
Being a white female in small town America where I rarely even see a person of color, I had no real understanding of the civil rights movement. Read more
Published on March 7, 2010 by Mission Joy
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More About the Author

This project took seed years ago when Debbie and Dennis Walsh first met Aaron Johnson and learned of his life's work. Knowing that his story should be told, for current and future generations, the Walshes commissioned writer Deb Cleveland in 2005. She spent the next few years meeting with Aaron, his wife Mattie, and many of Aaron's former colleagues. In the photo at left, Deb and Aaron celebrate the completion of the Man from Macedonia manuscript in fall 2009.


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