What readers are saying:
Celeste (Cles) A. Wilson, Boston, MA
I brought your book, as I said I would after reading your first chapter...It has to be one of the most powerfully written guided by the spirit of the Lord. Stanice, every Chapter in your book, will touch someone. Your book needs to be read by all. If I had to write a review for you, it would start out like this:
From the first admission of a journey told, I was swept into Ms. Anderson's life story. I was breathless...the raw truth of a young girls' life unfolding as she hits the lowest of lowest, only to go even lower before meeting her one true Love. Only that Love would and did bring Ms. Anderson to Victory!
Victoria Christopher Murray, Author
I finished I Say A Prayer...in record time and thoroughly enjoyed it.
Mary Lemus, San Luis Obispo, CA
For some reason, I awoke a few weeks ago and turned on the TV. I found myself on c-span (Book Channel). This is NOT something I ever watch, but there you were. Talking about your book at 3 a.m.! More astonishing, was there I was, watching you! I do have to say that I was moved! So much so, that the very next day I went to my local bookseller and ordered your book. I found it to be so engaging that I finished it in record time. Now my Mom is reading it; and she can't put it down either! I have spoken extensively with everyone I know about your book.
Thank you for a renewed sense of hope and faith.
Lois Mcfarland, Tallahassee, FL
Your writing is so succinct and piercing. You captivate the reader (me) and blesses them to the nth degree. Girl, you are truly an instrument of the Most High God and the lyrics, notes, and tunes He's playing out through you are filling and setting the atmosphere for greatness for all who will dance to His music.
Joanne Gravel, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
What amazed me most in your book is your faith and how God has helped you through some very dark times. Stanice I cannot stress enough how much I admire you. I hope that God continues to bless you and walk by your side as you in turn help others.
Bernadette Maxie, Lake Charles, LA
I hope its O.K. to address you as Stanice, after reading your book I feel like I know you like a sister. I have not battled drug addiction but my walk parallels yours so. My daughter bought me your book for my 38th birthday: I didn't read it until months later. One day while sitting in a local high school as a substitute I found myself whisking tears away from my eyes as I blurriedly read your words and heart. Experiences you shared or should I just be honest and call them MIRACLES opened me up and gave me the guts to walk through my own stuff--ALL THE WAY.
Valerie Grimes, Fayetteville, NC
I READ YOUR BOOK, AND IT WAS , WOW! HEALING AS I WAS READING IT, TALKING TO GOD, WHILE READING YOUR PRAYER. MAY GOD, BLESS YOU FOR BLESSING OTHERS, FOR THE HEALING, FOR THE HONESTY, THE OPENING OF YOUR HEART. WE ALL SHARE SO MANY STORIES, OF THE LIFE WE LEFT BEHIND. TO MOVE FORWARD, TO LET GOD AND LET GO. THE PRIDE, THE STUBBORNESS, THE SHAME. ALL BEHIND US. PRAISE GOD FOR THE SON AND THE HOLY GHOST. I AM SO PROUD OF YOU. AND THANK-YOU, I AM SO GLAD I PICKED UP YOUR BOOK. IT WAS MEANT TO BE. KEEP HEALING OUR SISTERS AND BROTHERS. GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS. YOUR NEW SISTER IN CHRIST
Tameka Cousin, Slidell, LA
I am currently reading your book which is amazing to me .I found your book on a shelf as I was walking in a store. And I said to my husband the LORD put this book here just for me. At the time I had just recently gone though a miscarriage.We don't have any children but i know by the lord's GRACEand HIS MERCY WE WILL IN DUE TIME AND IN DUE SEASON IN THE LORD'S TIME HAVE A CHILD OR CHILDREN. Your book has just helped me in so many ways with family, freinds, coworkers,everyday life. I can't put the book down .The LORD has truly blessed you in so many ways...thank you for this book. I have never been on or taken drugs but your book is POWERFUL. And if you are ever in Slidell, LA stop by GREATER NORTHSHORE FULL GOSPEL BAPTIST CHURCH that is the church i attend.
Sharon Wehr, Silver Spring, MD
About 2 weeks ago, I was compelled to go to the book store and find a truly inspiring female African-American author. As I was searching, a wonderful young gal approached me to offer assistance. I sheepishly explained to her what I was after, as she was African-American and I knew it might have sounded a bit odd. I proceeded anyway because I knew what my heart was after. In times like that, I don’t question the promptings of the Lord, I just do it. So I explained to this nice young lady that I had grown up Mormon and lived in Lancaster county PA for some time and just felt that there was too much emphasis on appearances and not enough straight-up honesty in dealing with the gritty side of life and I wanted proof that someone out there had dealt with the blows in life the same way that I had. My heart was truly aching for some kind of connection or confirmation that in spite of how different and how deeply isolated my soul felt, there was someone out there who dealt with things the same way that I had. I needed someone or something to relate to. And so, out of the pile of books she gave me, thank the Lord she was so sweet in helping me, your book was the first one she gave me and one of the two I selected to purchase.
I am almost finished reading your book and let me tell you…it has been one confirmation after another. feel completely vindicated? – not sure if that’s the right word, but it feels right...Thank you very much for your openness...your life and relationship with the Lord in such a big way.
Francis Mitchell, Frankford, Germany
After reading your book, I told everyone about it. I was so encouraged from your message of hope and love. Thank you for sharing your testimony and your honesty. You are an awesome person. Whenever things go wrong, I think "Lord, you did it for Stanice!" I think of the many stories of the Lord protecting you from walking into a house with an enraged man and how the Lord blessed you in the convention and how the Lord prepared a table before you in the midst of your enemies...You are so talented. I am still amazed by your book. What made you think of including a well known song as lyrics to describe your situation? Excellent literature! Perfect use of words to describe emotion. The Lord used you Ms. Anderson and I want you to know that I am touched deeply by your work.
Amanda Gale, The 700 Club, CBN
Your story was so inspiring..and real...and honest. I read the entire book in a matter of hours. As a researcher here, it's my job to read the books we receive, but reading yours did NOT feel like work! On the contrary, I couldn't put it down! I've told many people to go out and get it. The chapter "Walk by Faith" was particularly challenging to me...reminding me to trust fully in God's provision...in a more radical way...because He WILL come through...even in the details!
I just finished reading, I Say a Prayer for Me, (like right after my prayer time, in my prayer closet, where I kept my copy) this morning and like with all other great books that I am fortunate enough to read, I was saddened when it came to an end. Your book came to me in the most God-ordained season in my life! For everything there is a season... I could go on and testify right 'bout now, but I digress. I wanted to first tell you how much of an inspiration your work has become to me. I have just added you to my repertoire of "mentor" published authors that God allows me to vicariously live through (bell hooks and now, Stanice Anderson, mentors to me in the spirit realm : =)! I know now that I am to take my gift and love of truth and the written word, and offer it up to God to be used for His glory.
Angela Gordon, Washington, DC
Well if it isn't the author who changed my life. ou are so awesome!! You book is a life changer. Ms. Anderson, I have NOT the words to express it. I can feel God even as I read. I weeped so hard on the subway each time and sometimes the Holy Spirit would
overtake me so mightly, I felt out of control. It was hard for me hide it.
I actually met this lady on the train who said she knew you and had experienced some of the same things that you had experienced. She encouraged me to contact you. Just like Dude Duckett I need to utilize what God has gifted me with and bless the world. I would weep when you wrote about your lack of confidence and lack of resources to achieve your dream, a dream you did not believe you had the talent to make alive. It took the love of others to help you realize that you are a writer. A spirit filled one..
.I ASK THAT YOU PLEASE KEEP WRITING, PLEASE. BE NOT WEARY IN YOUR WELL DOING FOR IN DUE SEASON YOU SHALL REAP IF YOU
FAINT NOT. MS. ANDERSON: MAY PROSPERITY CONSUME YOUR LIVES!!
Rev. Margaret Franklin, San Francisco, CA
I just had to write you and tell you how much your book has done for me - already - and I'm just starting page 122 - "Light in the Dark." God is soooo amazing and so wonderful. He knew I needed to hear (read) what you have to say about a number of things. Reminders, guideposts (?) letting me know that even though the way is very dark right along through here, He is the Light, He is MY Light and He knows the way out of the darkness.
I hope this message gets to you this is my first e-mail. I loved your book I could not put it down. I thank God for you and your gift to write to encourage and to educate others I cried. I thought about everything you went through, Praise God you where deliveref by grace. I will be praying for you and your family. I am so excited about you and the book. God Bless,
Truly inspirational, S. Perry, TX
I'm only half way through your book "I Say A Prayer for Me" and I feel that I've learned so much about you in such a short time. You're story was truly inspirational. I can't even began to express how you uplifted my spirit. I thank God for sending you into my life through your book. Keep on Keeping on. Your Sister in the Faith.
Sonya, Los Angeles, Cali
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is all I could say for the first few hours of your book, I clutched it like it was the word. I can't tell you how your words, your life, your feelings, your desires, your hopes , your dreams were so familier to me, my on feelings were pouring off the pages of someone elses life. I have poor writing skills and usaully would not write to a writer but you touched me so deep and I remembered Whispers of doubt and start typing, you actually made me think about my life and what could be in store for me if I just let go and let God, never have I read a book that touched on my feelings like yours, although are struggle is diffrent the desire is the same, your book has turned into my help book, I don't know you
personally but I feel like I was their listening to you sing, your strugle then is my strugle now, addiction is addiction and you opened the door to hope for me with Gods help. I'm 34 yrs. old and was becoming tired of life as it was, my mother checked this book out the library and I was in her car and read the page when you speak of the way your father was never satisfied with you and the rape, I told my mother "let me read this when your done" This book has opened my eyes to a lot of things I had buried deep, I know that I am not the only person with struggles and usually I don't discuss my problems, if you discuss your problems with people you open the door for their opinion. Ms. Anderson I wanted to tell you , you are my hero, and when ever I
feel like my burden is to heavy I will think about you, God really used you in writing this book, because you kept it so real, not sugar coating anything just keeping it raw and thats what kept me on it, not able to put it down, please make note that you have a true fan in me and I can't wait to see what else you have in that creative mind of yours. You have been a blessing to me.
Ibrah, Columbus, OH
I am writing because I read your book, "I Say A Pray For Me" The book struck me when you talked about your brother who took some of your poetry and palmed them off as his own. You made a statement to the readers about sitting on the gifts God, has blessed us with; It was like a light tuning on in my head. I could now see the way I needed to go. I sat your book down, got up off the couch, went into the bedroom and pulled out all the papers I written oven the years. I laid the papers on the floor in front of me. I didn't know where to begin. For many years I've wanted to be of help to God, but didn't know how. Stanice. it was because of your book that I decided by the grace of God, to write a book. Your book was right on time, if you had wrote your book before time I would never have saw it because it would not have been sitting on the New Books shelf in the library as I was on my way out the door.