New Book, "God's Feet are in My Sandbox", Recounts Chaplain's Story of Being Falsely Accused in a Death Threat Conspiracy Against a Texas State Senator

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This is an award winning story of former Texas' Death Row Chaplain Rick Anderson ( as he struggles to find hope amidst death and despair in his own life and finds inspiration for faith in God from the very men that have been condemned to death for murder. For reaching out to a suicidal offender, he becomes the scapegoat for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and is accused of being the likely villain who smuggled a death threat letter against a State Senator that ends up being posted on a blog.

Know anyone that has ever been discouraged by events that seem to dry up their faith in God like a drought? For those who need hope, Rev. Rick Anderson's award-winning book, "God's Feet are in My Sandbox" (Tate Publishing - is a priceless treasure of encouragement. The reader will walk along beside him through trials and tribulations that most will never have to endure, while God's mercy and grace continuously redeem him from loss and distress. They will eavesdrop as God calls him to minister to the murderers on Texas' Death Row and see how God reaches out to touch the lives of these men condemned to die for their crimes. The reader will see God reach out through Rick to show His selfless love to the most hated man on Death Row and will watch God uphold Rick once again as he is forced to resign while being portrayed as a likely villain by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Rick candidly shares his faith struggles as God rescues him from the brink of suicide before continuing to draw him to a closer faith walk. His poignant stories of divorce and remarriage, international adoption, losing his wife to breast cancer, raising two small children alone, being called to be the Chaplain on Texas’ Death Row, finding love again, and ministering to the condemned will leave the reader in tears while giving rise to hope in God that cannot be questioned. Everyone who reads it will see why Sister Helen Prejean, author of “Dead Man Walking”, said that “Rick’s story will rock your world!” “God’s Feet are in My Sandbox” is available now from

About the Author: Rick Anderson is a pastor and Ordained Elder in the Texas Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church and he currently serves two small churches in East Texas. He has an MDiv from Asbury Theological Seminary and was the Death Row Chaplain for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice in 2008 - 2009. He writes a weekly article for two local newspapers. Rick lives with his wife, Kim, and their three children in Nacogdoches, Texas. His blog can be found at


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