Read of One Man's Incredible Journey from Rebellion to Submission

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Subject of new Xulon book hopes to reach others for Jesus Christ

Many people are unaware of what life was like for young African-Americans in the heart of Dixie in the 1960s and the following decades. Willie Williams, the subject of Xulon Press author Roger L. Van Ommeren's new release, From Rebellion to Submission ($16.99, paperback, 978-1-61579-431-7), provides a revealing personal account of lives of young blacks living during this period in the South. Within the pages of this book, readers will see how Williams lived in total rebellion against God, rejecting education and living for drugs and alcohol--behavior that led him to two separate terms in prison. His story points to the rebellion that exists in all of us and shows we serve a merciful God who is greater than all our sin and rebellion.

"The subject of the book, Willie Williams, and myself as author would really like to reach those who rebelled against God as Willie did with the message that God will still accept us if we repent," the author says of his hope for the book. "Many others--probably the biggest part of the reading audience--will be reading more out of curiosity but may still recognize they, too, need forgiveness and cleansing of sin."

Willie Williams, the subject of the book, added, "I wasted over 28 years living a life of rebellion and denial of who God really was. I think I understand how the apostle Paul felt after his Damascus Road experience. Like Paul, I was totally unworthy, but God loved me enough to never give up on me. Therefore, I am now submitted to His authority and will, and He is using me and this book to reach others for Jesus Christ."

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world's largest Christian publisher, with more than 7,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order From Rebellion to Submission through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. From Rebellion to Submission is available online through,, and


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