• Eyes That Seen Plenty (Updated and Expanded)

  • A Memoir on Race, Class, Culture, & Redemption
  • By: Aaron W. Campbell
  • Narrated by: Aaron W. Campbell
  • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (18 ratings)

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“Autobiography or memoir seems to fall short of describing what occurs in these pages. Part testimony, part sociological and historical window into an under-documented time, Campbell presents a powerfully vulnerable and truthful story of a young man's journey from 1980s Black urban living, through a prestigious prep school, a summer job working in New York's Port Authority Station during the height of the crack epidemic, all the way to an Ivy League campus, and a fruitful, life-changing career in ministry." (Rev. Charles L. Howard, PhD)

Aaron Campbell is the founder and lead pastor of Antioch Christian Fellowship (ACF) located in the heart of Philadelphia. ACF is said to be one of the most ethnically diverse churches in the region. Their massive events and outreaches - including free citywide carnivals, fish fry, clothing drives, academic forums and lectures, and more - have gained them regional recognition from colleges, to housing projects, to corporate spaces and city hall.

Aaron has also done extensive work on Native American reservations, from the Canadian bush to the Alaskan bush to the lower 48. For his ongoing pioneering work, he was invited to speak on the plight of Native American poverty at the United Nations in New York City, where he also spent considerable personal time with the UN global leader of indigenous issues. 

Aaron is the founder and current CEO of Urban Dream Chasers, Inc., a 501 (c)(3) dedicated to holistically serving at-risk Philadelphia youth from the most dangerous sections of the city. Aaron is also a chaplain president for the Philadel­phia Police Department and works extensively to bridge the gaps between police officers and local Philly civilians. He also served as a chaplain with the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team and traveled to some of the worst, hard-hit places as a first responder in both the US and abroad.

©2020 Aaron W. Campbell (P)2021 Aaron W. Campbell

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Captivating

Love the book! The whole story was captivating. There wasn't a single moment where my attention was lost.

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Really drags you through the muck

I heard the author speak in Pastor’s Perspective and they mentioned his book. I am trying to learn, understand and become more sensitive to differences in cultures so I got the audiobook. I did learn something about how a youth can start with promise and innocence and end up so dramatically influenced by negative cultural biases. The first part of the book drew me in. By the latter part, though, once I understood the depths of pain, harsh reality and the duality of the Ivy League and criminal lifestyle the author was leading , it got to the point where I wished it was a physical book that I could skip past story after story of theft, drugs, etc. I wanted to finish to see that this person was eventually changed but he just kept dragging readers through thethe muck of his gangster world to the point where I thought ‘yeah, yeah, I get it. It was bad and you were bad, move on!’ It finally did and unfortunately hours of description of base, negative behavior was followed by just a few minutes of the start of victory over that life. Way too much bad and not enough of the good for me. I do appreciate the first part and what I learned and can now understand a little bit better how the inequalities and unfairness of society past and present can damage a precious life from this honest first hand account.

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AMAZING

I didn't want to listening to this book!! Such an amazing story about the plight of so many men on the journey to find truth and reason for this life. And the redemptive power and Love of God through His Son JESUS!!!!

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Inspirational

Thought provoking. Vulnerability at its best. A true testimony of God's pursuit of his beloved creation. Very emotional and a book for the times.

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Brazenly Bornt Again

I couldn’t wait to get in my car each day, which is where I listen to most of my audiobooks! From childhood to adulthood we face “enemies”, facade adorned interacting with them internally and externally until we can no longer lie to them or to ourselves any longer. We are not a sum of all that we’ve been through but we are shaped by Grace hopefully to our fullness. Excellent read/listen...would love to see on big screen!

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  • Mr D.
  • 07-06-21

Great Testimony

I loved this book.
Aaron Campbell is a Pastor who I have heard at a few conferences now. I was really interested to hear his life story as I knew we shared some similar struggles growing up even though we come from completely different areas.
I feel like I really got to know him as a person through the book and also the wonderful saving grace of our Lord Jesus.
If you would like to hear a chill guy tell his life story check it out.
There’s hope for everyone.