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Matt Johnson - Author

About the Author

Matt Johnson served as a soldier and Metropolitan Police officer for 25 years. Blown off his feet at the London Baltic Exchange bombing in 1993, and one of the first police officers on the scene of the 1982 Regent’s Park bombing, Matt was also at the Libyan People’s Bureau shooting in 1984 where he escorted his mortally wounded friend and colleague, Yvonne Fletcher, to hospital. Hidden wounds took their toll. In 1999, Matt was discharged from the police with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. While undergoing treatment, he was encouraged by his counsellor to write about his career and his experience of murders, shootings and terrorism. One evening, Matt sat at his computer and started to weave these notes into a work of fiction that he described as having a tremendously cathartic effect on his own condition.  His bestselling thriller, Wicked Game, which was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey Dagger, was the result. Deadly Game once again draws on Matt’s experiences and drips with the same raw authenticity of its predecessor.

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Featured books by Matt Johnson

Other books by Matt Johnson

Taking the Cure a Simple Guide to Detoxifying Your Mind Body and Spirit

Taking the Cure a Simple Guide to Detoxifying Your Mind Body and Spirit

Author: Matt Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 31/07/2018

Vegan athlete Matt Johnson brings you his first published writing of how to align with your higher self by detoxifying the mind, body, & spirit. Not only will this book explain to you how to consciously clear your mind and spirit, but also how to step by step rid the body of toxins and heavy metals. Matt, who also is the Founder of Hawaii based company Elite Vegan Fitness is certified in Holistic Nutrition with a concentration in Herbs & Supplements and has been studying these subjects for many years. From qigong to transcendental meditation, Matt 's background certainly qualifies him to soon be known as an expert in this field.

Getting Jesus Wrong

Getting Jesus Wrong

Author: Matt Johnson Format: eBook Release Date: 20/02/2017

If you met Jesus today, and he asked, ';What do you want from me?' what would you say? When Jesus asked that question long ago, he got a variety of answers. Some wanted a miracle, some a theological debate, some a sign that he was the Messiah, some wanted power, some wanted just to see him, and others wanted to get rid of him. We are much the same aren't we? We all want something from Jesus. We are just hoping for a little help to get through lifea new direction, a purpose that will get us up in the morning, an exercise plan, a way to get organized. But that approach to Jesus doesn't result in real faith or love.The real Jesus doesn't give us just a little help. He turns our world upside down. Getting Jesus right means a whole new way of thinking (the way up is down) and a whole new way of life (daily dependence on the one who knows the beginning from the end). Instead of a blueprint for living or a new workout plan, we get a rich life where the simple truths of the gospel inform our everyday life with each other. Where we daily remember our deep need for forgiveness, the joy of being forgiven, and gradually become those who receive grace and share grace with those around us.Aimed at a young adult audience who has drifted from the church, by unpacking the ways the author got Jesus wrong, with a strong call to meet the biblical Christ.An easytoread introduction to the living God for those who say they have tried Christianity and it doesn't work.A call to a radical, robust discipleship based on a biblical view of who Christ is and who he calls his people to be.