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  • SubGenre:Inspiration & Personal Growth
  • Language:English
  • Pages:392
  • eBook ISBN:9781667847825
  • Paperback ISBN:9781098370466

Go See the Beautiful

by R. L. Johnson

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"Go See the Beautiful" is a must-read story about the amazing life race that we all are given as a gift from God. This is a book that highlights our true purpose, and the importance of never giving up and never accepting defeat. Rusty Johnson shares inspiring stories that all readers will enjoy whether they are training for a marathon, climbing Mount Everest, or trying to make it through the day in one piece. This book was written to uplift and remind us all that, although the race may be long, the finish line reward can be better than we ever dreamed possible.


"Go See the Beautiful" was birthed on the eve of the author's first marathon.  As he sat in an Oklahoma City hotel room, looking out the window at a stretch of the racecourse, he was suddenly struck with how his journey to get to that moment was an example of the life we lead. There had been vision to accomplish something big.  There had been many obstacles and times of discouragement, almost defeat.  But he also had moments of fierce determination and renewed hope. He experienced minor victories and major accomplishments.  And always, there was training. There were amazing sunrises and sudden rainstorms.  There were crazy cows, attacking birds and barking dogs.  But there were waterfalls, ocean waves and mountain peaks.  It was life and it was good.  The stories herein are meant to challenge and uplift even as they deal with the difficult topics of our days and the struggles that are common to every life.  The race may be tiring, hard, and long.  But the finish line can be more glorious than anything ever imagined.

About the author

Rusty Johnson has lived in the Miami, OK area for his entire life. He was raised by parents who were a living example of dedication to God, their family, and to many others they were called to serve. At the age of nineteen, his life changed when he married Lisa. She has been the love of his life and constant companion since 1983. Together, they raised three daughters, who have been the joy of their lives. As time often does, the years of having their young voices grace their home flew by at a dizzying speed. Three excellent young men captured their hearts. But the rewards only increased. Nine grandchildren now fill their lives with overflowing joy. 

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Go See The Beautiful This book is a call to basic disciplines, thoughtful choices, and Godly principles. The very things that most often become the bridge of life to the next generation. I loved the parables, the historical snapshots, the author’s warm embrace of all people, and, the challenge he brings to our present culture. Beautifully done! Read more