Besides the devotionals and testimony, she said, “It has a beautiful closing, encouraging everyone to accept faith.”
The book will be on sale in Ray’s shop. For the book signing on Aug. 31, she encourages people to show up at 1 p.m., when she will introduce her friend.
This is Redden’s first book; however, a shorter version of her testimony was published in Billy Graham’s “Decision” magazine and selections of her poetry were used in his radio program. Other poems were published in anthologies “Bittersweet” and “I Have Need of the Poets.”
She also is a certified speaker for the United Methodist Church, has spoken to many Christian groups and women’s retreats.
When Redden held her book in her hands for the first time, she said, “I sat down and looked at it and said, ‘Thank you, Lord.’ The love of God can do anything.”
Redden gave an interview recently at WGNJ Radio; to hear the broadcast at http://www.greatnewsradio.com, click on ‘archives’ and type her name into the search box.
Redden’s family supports her efforts, including: son, Rex in Texas; daughters, Georganne Morris of Bloomington and Jan Morgan of Hoopeston; and eight grandchildren. She also has five great-grandchildren.
To order "Songs I Must Sing" is available at Five Loaves and Two Fish Book Cottage at 717 N. Gilbert St., and through www.amazon.com and www.CreativeForcePress.com. Cost is $12.95. To order signed copies of her book, to have her speak at an event or to give her feedback, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.