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Author Finds Healing, Restoration after Horrific Loss

Wife of murdered husband tells of God’s grace in the midst of tragedy


LONGWOOD, FLâ€" In her new book Covered & Kept: The Tearing Between Two Worlds ($22.99, paperback, 978-1-61215-587-6), author Karen R. Johnson describes the horror of losing her husband to murder and the long road to healing that followed. She shares her deepest fears, pain, faith, and joy in an intimate and honest account of her journey with Christ in the midst of tragedy. Holding nothing back, she hopes the reader will gain insight into what it means to be a true woman or man of God in spite of loss and tragedy.


Beginning with Johnson’s earliest life experiences, the book carries readers up to the night of the murder of her husband, TV cameraman Jon Johnson, and beyond. On that night, the desperate cry â€?"Oh, God, please tell me why?” 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 engage in a deadly shootout that left many people asking, â€?"Why?”


The story describes 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,, and