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SOUL SANCTUARY
JASON MICCOLO JOHNSON
ISBN: 0-8212-5790-0
April 2006
Bulfinch Press
Time Warner Book Club
1271 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020
Hardback
$29.95 U.S./$39.95 Canada
160 Pages
Non-Fiction/Inspirational
Rating: 4 Cups

Jason Miccolo Johnson lives through his pictures with a magnificent range of breathtaking work. Through the camera’s lens, he captures true emotions that are led by the spirit through every state east of the Mississippi River and south of Tennessee. Once he enters the buildings, his camera becomes alive with beauty and feelings that each member senses inside the four walls.

Everyone at one time seeks inner peace, that harmony that leads to soothing contentment and beauty found anywhere, if a person will only look. Soul Sanctuary gives a glimpse into true concord. Young and old, this book is truly impressive, with breathtaking work, as it grabs hold of images that gather inner strength once one steps inside a congregation.

Mr. Johnson’s words and snapshots carry the reader into the heart of those that come in contact with his lens. Visions of hope, strength, love, and devotion are captured in every photo in this amazing book. This moving assortment of photographs depicts varied churches during worship services and gatherings. With each turn of the page, the person in the photo seems to jump out and take hold of the reader.

Soul Sanctuary portrays the true essence of sentiment and body language in the black church. It is an illustrated design of precious works that summarize the loving spirit that dwells inside mankind. Mr. Johnson takes snapshots and breathes life into them. He frames the heart and soul of the person in this fantastic book. I could see the strength not only in the adults, but also the small children. With a click of the camera he outlines weddings, funerals, celebrations, preachers, baptisms, etc, but most of all he freezes the facial expressions that practically reach into the soul of the person displaying the true embodiment of love.

Cherokee
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