Footprints in the Sand: The Inspiring Life Behind the Immortal Poem

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Gold Leaf Press, 1995 - Christian biography - 133 pages
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The millions of people who have cherished and drawn hope from the poem Footprints in the Sand will now find added strength in reading the story of its previously unknown author.

Mary Stevenson lived the message in her poem she wrote in the early 1930s. After losing her mother and the brother she was close to while she was still an impetuous little girl, Mary's troubles with her strict, demanding father increased. She married to escape her home life, then fled again to save herself and her child from abuse and near-starvation from a husband who kept her prisoner in their apartment.

Through it all, the Lord's love reached out to her, carrying her when her load was too heavy. And in the end, her example of spiritual and personal triumph, like her poem, is an inspiring story of renewal.

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This book The Life Story of Mary Stevenson Footprints in the Sand was removed from sales for copyright infringement. Mary Stevenson DID NOT write this poem. Although Mary may have had an old copy of the older less popular poem she did not author it. The poem was authored by a Sunday school teacher from Princeton, New Jerssey. The true author of this claimed poem was Ella H Scharring-Hausen. Mrs Scharring-Hausen wrote the orginal poem on June 6, 1922 and this version is now Public Domain according to the copyright laws of 1909 which governed its text. Don't waste your time reading this book becuase the whole book is fiction other than Mary Stevenson and her troubled life. Mary Stevenson never wrote a poetry book in her life. Mary Stevenson family trys to take credit for the popular footprints poem which Mary never authored. Carolyn Carty wrote Footprints the popular poem in 1963 and copyrighted it according to the U.S. Copyright Law. Mary Stevenson's son Basil Zangare trys to decieve the public about this authorship tryingto claim Carty's text as his. Basil Zangare does not own Carolyn Carty's Footprints in the Sand poem also known as Footprints. Carolyn Carty wrote the famous version and has many new poetry books to prove to the readers she wrote it.  


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