Thomas Johnson was an American slave who longed for freedom and went on to become a missionary in Africa. Charles Spurgeon was an Englishman, one of the greatest preachers to ever live, and a slave to severe bouts of depression. It was the compassion born from their suffering that bridged the cultural, racial, and physical distance between them.

Join Matt Carter and Aaron Ivey on Steve Brown, Etc. as they tell the story in their new book, Steal Away Home: Charles Spurgeon and Thomas Johnson, Unlikely Friends on the Passage to Freedom.

Matt Carter is Pastor of Preaching and Vision at the Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, and the co-author of a bunch of books. Aaron Ivey is the Pastor of Worship at Austin Stone and has written hundreds of worship songs that are sung all over the world.