Steal Away Home: Charles Spurgeon & Thomas Johnson Unlikely Friends On The Passage To Freedom: by- Matt Carter & Aaron Ivey (ISBN-9781433690655)
“We live in a time and a culture when many people feel their stories are worth telling. It is certainly not for me to judge the worthiness of every story out there, even the one you hold in your hands. However, I will offer this-I cannot imagine having not been given the opportunity to know this story.
CHARLES SPURGEON IS, OF COURSE, A GIANT OF BOTH CHRISTIAN HISTORY AND LORE. BUT WHERE HIS STORY INTERSECTS THAT OF THE FAITHFUL, ENDURING MAN, THOMAS JOHNSON, IT CREATES FOR US AN ALMOST CINEMATIC TALE.
Matt and Aaron have worked tirelessly to accurately and fairly capture the history in which this story is set. The evil of slavery and of those who perpetuated it. The indomitable spirit of the African-American people, acutely seen through the life of Johnson. The sacredness of true friendship, and the beauty of the gospel are all at the fore, and I cannot more strongly encourage you to read this powerful work.”