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Footprints: Scripture with Reflections Inspired by the Best-Loved Poem Paperback – May 21, 2006


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 124 pages
  • Publisher: Zondervan; Supersaver edition (May 21, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0310808669
  • ISBN-13: 978-0310808664
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 4.1 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #435,946 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Publisher

One night I dreamed a dream. I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand.

So opens one of the best-loved Christian poems of our day, a verse rich in meaning to millions of people. Thirty-five years ago, when an unknown poet, later discovered to be Margaret Fishback Powers, penned these words, little did she know the magnitude of their power and healing. Why has Footprints in the Sand endured while so many other poems have been forgotten? It's message of God's lovingkindness and watchful care hit a nerve with people who are hurting, lonely, or suffering in some way. Everyone has felt forsaken at one time or another in their lives. Footprints reminds us that to God, each of his children are precious beyond imagining, and that he who carried the world on his shoulders will carry his children too. This enduring poem has graced many books, plaques, greeting cards and a variety of other mediums. It has been cross-stitched onto samplers, and scrawled onto countless letters of encouragement. But the demand for the poem never dies down. Indeed, its eloquent expression of God's care is always fresh and appealing. The Footprints die-cut softcover book is an ideal gift of support, comfort, and hope. Illustrated with a sand-and-sea motif, this lovely book consists of the beloved poem, Scripture and other quoted material which further impart God's tender love for his children. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover

One night I dreamed a dream. I was walking along the beach with my Lord. Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life. For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonging to me and one to my Lord…

Footprints, a moving poem expressing God’s unfailing love for us, has inspired countless people across the world. Yet few whose lives have been touched by its gentle words know the story behind the poem. In this deeply moving and beautiful book, Margaret Fishback Powers tells of the circumstances in which she discovered the depths of God’s love and of the poem’s mysterious loss and miraculous rediscovery. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


More About the Author

Margaret Fishback Powers is the author of the world-famous "Footprints" poem. When she wrote the poem in 1964, she was a young woman searching for direction at a crossroads in her life. She has traveled the world as an evangelist with her husband, Paul, for more than twenty-five years.

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It is a wonderful book and my dad loved it!
Pen Name
This CD is very encouraging when you hear the story behind the poem, Footprints.
Grayce Motsay
The book is a simple a short read but well worth it.
W. H. McDonald Jr.

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Trecy K. Kraus on December 21, 1999
Format: Hardcover
This book is simply one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. The photographs are breathtaking. Each line of the poem is complemented with Scripture. I was facing a very dark period in my life and this book gave me the light to see that indeed God is always with us.
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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful By David J. Reynolds on January 8, 2006
Format: Leather Bound
Margaret Fishback Powers is an extraordinary woman who has been through and accomplished extraordinary things. What's more is I know the woman behind the book and the poem. She is heartfelt and genuine. She and her husband, also an author, tour the world in the name of Christ and are not boastful in any way. I'm sad to see people deny her rights to the poem and I'm glad for her that she finally gets the credit (in most cases) that she deserves.
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6 of 9 people found the following review helpful By W. H. McDonald Jr. on October 7, 2006
Format: Hardcover
Being an author and a poet myself, I have experienced having writtings taken by others and posted on their own websites - without references back to the source;nor did they ask permission to use them. However, I have always managed to contact them and "gift" them to right to use my creations - as long as they credited me as the source. I am not sure how I would feel if someone had outright taken my creative works and said they were their own. That is what happened to Margaret Powers and her poem "footrprints". It is so hard to imagine that someone could steal the idea with a spiritual based theme and claim it as their own work.

I believe her story and find her a very loving soul - at least, that is what is projected from her book. The book is a simple a short read but well worth it.
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I was given this book many years ago, and it has traveled with me through many moves, spiritualy, and physically
Reading scripture is part of my daily practice
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By Pen Name on August 29, 2013
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This was a purchased for a birthday gift. It is a wonderful book and my dad loved it! Shipping was fast as well.
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By Barbara Sypolt on June 11, 2013
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Helpful for any presentations, programming, or something of a type of devotion. I have used for a spiritual growth devotional presentation.
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This was a gift for a friend, she now goes to this book for reflection when ever she needs some words of comfort, I highly recommend this book
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By Grayce Motsay on March 19, 2013
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This CD is very encouraging when you hear the story behind the poem, Footprints.
People like the poem but they really appreciate hearing how the poem was written.
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