What People are Saying About I Tried Until I Almost Died:
"Weve known Sandra McCollom for over half of her life, and she is the real dealdevoted Christian, wife, and mother. In this book, she shares with honesty and openness how she learned to appropriate Gods grace into her life and experience more joy. . . . Sandras story helps us lay aside weights and encumbrances in order to be more effective in the challenges of life (Hebrews 12:1). Pondering these pages will remind you that it was for freedom that Christ set us free (Galatians 5:1). Her words will help you break away from unreasonable perfectionism and begin to excel in the mercy and love of God."
- Pastors Jeff and Patsy Perry, St. Louis Family Church (Sandras pastors)
"I had the privilege of personally hearing Sandra share her journey of being completely liberated by Gods amazing grace. I am thrilled that you, too, can now hear her story. I have no doubt that you will experience the transformative power of knowing our wonderful Lord Jesus as you see what He has done for Sandra in her own life."
- Joseph Prince international best-selling author of The Power of Right Believing and senior pastor of New Creation Church
"In this book, Sandra shares her journey of learning to walk daily in Gods grace and live for His pleasure. When we discover what a wonderful, loving Father we have in God, we can experience a life filled with joy and peace. Our loving Father said, My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). Whatever your heavy load is today, bring it to the Lord. You are His child, and He delights to care for you. May Sandras story inspire you to draw near and trust Him today."
-James and Betty Robison, co-hosts of LIFE Today television
"I love Sandra McCollom and have watched the message of this book literally transform her life. As she has discovered her own belovedness, she now wants to help you discover yours. You will learn that you are already thoroughly loved and approved of by Jesus."
-Christine Caine, founder of the A21 Campaign and best-selling author of Unstoppable.
"Sandra McCollom offers her readers the ultimate encouragement: God does not expect us to be perfect, and His love and grace extend to us right where we are. In a world that so often pushes us to be as close to perfect as we can, this message promising the relaxation and peace of Gods unyielding grace and love cannot be missed! Sandra is truly a great woman of God with something to say. This book is a must-read."
-Tommy Barnett, co-pastor of Phoenix First and founder of the Los Angeles Dream Center
"Rest is a state of being where we maintain peace. Resting in God is complete peace with assurance that we can place our faith in Him. It sounds so simple. Why then do we struggle and take on unneeded anxiety and frustrations? Sandra McColloms book is an honest depiction of personal struggles on the matter and victories found."
-Dr. Marilyn Hickey, president and founder of Marilyn Hickey Ministries