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Pascagoula Man Shares Insights and Encouragement in New Book

Captain Greg Johnston has learned a lot about flying and life over the past 32 years in the aviation business. And now, he has written a 30-day devotional book to share these insights and spiritual encouragement with the world.

“I want the book to get into as many hands as possible to encourage as many people as possible,” he said. “I’m really convinced that a word of encouragement can change people’s lives, so that’s the whole intent behind the book.”

“Encouragement from 30,000 Feet: Encouraging Stories from a Pilot’s View” is a 30-day devotional book that takes scripture and Johnston’s experiences from flying and puts them together into an encouraging message.

He started out posting to Facebook and received good response, so he decided to turn it into something more. Johnston said the book will appeal to anyone interested in what goes on behind the scenes of an airline as well as scriptural aspects and encouragement.

“Everyone could use a word of encouragement,” he said. “It just nails home really what God intends for us to understand about ourselves: who we are in Christ and the fact that he wants us to live above our circumstances and be overcomers.”

Johnston, pilot with American Airlines, started flying in 1973. He lives in Pascagoula and is available to speak about his work at local groups.

“If you’re interested in what goes on behind the scenes of the airline or experiences I’ve had over the past 32 years, I think you’ll find them interesting and applicable to anyone’s life,” Johnston said.

The book is available at and online retailers like Amazon.


Written by Lindsay Mott

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