A Journey to Hell and Back: The Flip Side is the third text in author Charlotte Russell Johnson’s series of motivational books. Ms. Johnson true to form has developed a surprisingly unique book. The two major characters alternate narration of the story. This literary technique serves to mesmerize and hold the reader spellbound. Two separate individuals on parallel descents into hell collide violently, the force of which serves as a catalyst to accelerate their demise. Then just as all visible signs of hope ...
A Journey to Hell and Back: The Flip Side is the third text in author Charlotte Russell Johnson’s series of motivational books. Ms. Johnson true to form has developed a surprisingly unique book. The two major characters alternate narration of the story. This literary technique serves to mesmerize and hold the reader spellbound. Two separate individuals on parallel descents into hell collide violently, the force of which serves as a catalyst to accelerate their demise. Then just as all visible signs of hope evaporate, in a surprising plot twist surpassing Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying, the text evolves into a completely different direction.
The Flip Side expands on Ms. Johnson’s previous text, A Journey to Hell and Back, an autobiographical account of the author’s life. The Flip Side further explores the author’s life, while also giving the parallel and sometimes contrasting account of Ms. Johnson’s husband, Henry. The text begins with the lives of two separate individuals in preparation for their first encounter and then chronicles their following union. This book is appealing to a wide and varied audience, including those preparing for marriage, divorce, raising a family, or a part of a family, involved in or getting out of a relationship, recovering from past mistakes, parenting, or in contact with any of these groups. This book humorously pokes fun at life’s everyday problems. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson provide unique and sometimes competing perspectives of their life together. The text provides an insightfully honest portrait of the differing perspectives of a married couple. The varying interpretations of major events serve to keep the reader enchanted with the text. After reading this text the reader will wonder how often they have misunderstood the intention of others. The Johnson’s invite you to decide what is the actual truth. They say there are two versions of every story and then there’s the truth.
Dr. Charlotte Russell Johnson is the founder of Reaching Beyond Ministries, Inc. and Reaching Beyond the Breaks Ministries. She is a writer, motivational speaker, and Christian evangelist. Her books are impacting lives for the kingdom of God. She has had an active prison ministry for numerous years. She has worked with numerous non-profit agencies. Dr. Johnson served as the New Connections to Work Coordinator at Columbus Technical College when the school began a collaborative partnership with other state agencies to change the face of welfare. Later, she served as the Community Resource Development Coordinator for Region VIII with the Department of Family and Children Services. Her efforts led to a former welfare recipient being selected as the woman of the year by several local radio stations. Additionally, Dr. Johnson was selected citizen of the month by The Columbus Times Newspaper and Columbus Bank and Trust Company. Her work has encompassed helping inmates, victims of AIDS, teenage mothers, welfare recipients, and substance abusers. She was instrumental in establishing Teens Empowerment Awareness with ReSolutions, Inc. (TEARS) based in Phenix City, Alabama. Dr. Johnson has a B.S. in Health Science with a minor in Criminal Justice from Columbus State University where she graduated Phi Kappa Phi and magna cum laude. She was one of the first recipients of the Kennon and Parker Academic Scholarship from Columbus State University. Additionally, she received several honors' awards. She received her Master's Degree from Troy State University in Community Psychology in Counseling. She has a Doctorate of Ministry in Biblical Counseling. She attended Beacon University, Southern Christian University, and Andersonville Seminary. However, she states her GED remains her proudest degree. Dr. Johnson is committed to impacting the world for the Kingdom of Christ and is involved in full time ministry.