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Jesus and Johnny Cash

If you’ve heard Gary Allen’s excellent new album, "Tough all Over," you’ve also heard the song Nickajack Cave – about how Johnny Cash turned his life around:

"Then he crawled out from beneath that ledge
And felt a gentle breezeTears and dirt smeared on his face
As peaceful as could beWell, he knelt down upon the ground
Raised his eyes up to the light and prayed
He said, "Lord, I’ll be your servant from this day."
That’s how he became "The Man In Black" in Nickajack Cave"

Chuck Colson has a good review of Walk the Line. The only thing he laments is that the film doesn’t address Johnny’s conversion to faith. Hey, maybe the movie producers and Gary Allen could have coordinated?

According to Colson:

"Unfortunately, this film ends before the full story of Cash’s conversion to Christ and the good things he did thereafter could be told. That story would have been a great movie, but maybe that’s too much to expect of Hollywood. Even so, as it is, in spite of portraying drug use and domestic violence, the film is appealing to nonbelievers, because it’s the story of two seekers who, after a great deal of pain, start down the path to true healing. It does allude to God’s plan, but stops there."

Here’s hoping for a Man in Black II — The Man Comes Around!

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Mr. Lewis has managed political campaigns and served as director of grassroots for the Leadership Institute, as well as political director for GOPAC. In 2002, Campaigns & Elections magazine selected him as a "Rising Star of Politics." He is the author of "Teaching Elephants to Talk." His blog can be read at MattLewis.org.

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