National Launch of Called to the Fire
The national launch of Called to the Fire, a book by alumnus Chet Bush, will take place in chapel at Trevecca on February 19, 2013, at 10 AM, in the courts area of Trevecca Community Church of the Nazarene. Bush’s book recounts the true story of Dr. Charles Johnson, an African-American minister in Mississippi during the tumultuous 1960s. When three civil rights activists were murdered in the town where he was a pastor, Johnson was thrust into this national tragedy and was the sole African-American witness called to testify in the trial known as the “Mississippi Burning” case. With themes of love, conviction, adversity, and redemption, Johnson’s story concludes with a shocking encounter between one of the murderers and him. The event is free and open to the public.