Author Finds Healing, Restoration after Horrific Loss
Wife of murdered husband tells of God’s grace in the midst of tragedy
LONGWOOD, FLâ€"â€?"Oh, God, please tell me why?” This desperate cry rang out from the lips of two women from two distinct walks of life as their worlds turned upside down. One was celebrating the birthday of her mother-in-law while the other was out on a romantic date night with her husband. The nightmare began when gunshots rang out, leaving two husbands dying in pools of their own blood just a mile apart. Horrified bystanders ducked for cover while witnessing police engaged in a deadly shootout that left many people asking, â€?"Why?”
In her book Covered & Kept: The Tearing Between Two Worlds ($22.99, paperback, 978-1-61215-587-6), author Karen R. Johnson conveys her deepest fears, pain, faith, and joy in an intimate and honest account of her journey with Christ in the midst of tragedy. She holds nothing back, hoping the reader will gain insight into what it means to be a true woman or man of God in spite of loss and tragedy. The book takes you from Johnson’s earliest experiences of life up to the brutal murder of her husband, TV cameraman Jon Johnson.
The story includes the trial and verdict of the Aaron Dunn Case in Sacramento, California, in 2010. One reader wrote, â€?"As I read this book, my heart and head were glued to the story as if I were watching a movie. I think Karen Johnson has done an excellent job of bringing honor to our heavenly Father.” You will undoubtedly learn, as Johnson did, how God has always had His hand on her life, assuring her that she is Covered & Kept.
Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order Covered & Kept through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through xulonpress.com/bookstore, amazon.com, and barnesandnoble.com.