What people are saying about it:


I have just finished reading Sandie George's book 'I Will Rise and Stand.' Once I started to read, it was so compelling I couldn’t put it down 'till finished. Sandie has opened her heart to us: Sadness, loneliness and happiness, very poignant. She is an inspirational authoress. It made me laugh at her adventures and it made me cry. In fact every emotion you can
feel. I do hope lots of people buy this book and read it. One of the best reads I have had this year, all the better for being a true story.
Meg Robson - neighbour

"I thoroughly enjoyed reading it. It made me laugh and cry! It is really a lovely warm and humorous life story. It just felt like you were sat in the room with me chatting over a cup of tea. Sandie, congratulations on such a beautiful, professional and courageous book. Here's to the next one!!!"
Nicola North - work colleague

I have known Sandie George for 42 years! She went to Bible school for 2 years, yet didn't fully understand why. She has just published the reason...her life story "I Will Rise and Stand". She would call it a book for the ordinary people, in many ways she is, yet to God and those who know her she is very special. Get the book. It's all about "ordinary" people facing real problems and winning!  Try her Facebook...Nice one Sandie.
David Carr - Bishop of Wroxhall Abbey

Hi Sandie Wow loved reading Your book I will rise and stand , what adventures you had working away from home at the holiday camps.  A few shocks I couldn't believe what I was reading at times . A wonderful journey of You finding God ,at times I had tears in my eyes other times encouraged to trust God a fresh for the challenges of life, enjoyed reading how you trusted God to bring you out the flat in to Your own house I thought maybe I can trust the Lord for the same one day ,really gripped to see the revelations the Lord gave you in the closing chapters amazing encounters.  Just finished reading, wanted your book to carry on.  love and thanks Marc Higgins.

Amazon reviews from 'I Will Rise and Stand' (Paperback):

5.0 out of 5 stars Unputdownable, 25 Jan 2013
By natalie - Love this book and would recommend it to anyone male, female, young, old, Christian or Atheist. A fantastic life story.

5.0 out of 5 stars Loving Sandie, 17 Jan 2013
By ann - This life story is a revealing story of a truly down to earth woman who found God after a lifetime of hurt and pain. Read it, laugh, cry and get to know Sandie. Looking forward to the next chapter.

5.0 out of 5 stars Val Backhouse, 18 Mar 2014
By Valerie B. Sandie's Story of all that has happened in her life touched my heart ~ many of the locations were where I grew up, which brought the Book to Life! This is a Wonderful account, told in such an easy style, with incredible Humility and Honesty of Life's many Sufferings, Forgiveness and Amazing Restoration. A Story many people will read, understand and find great comfort, hope and peace from because they have gone through similar experiences. At the end I cried, it felt as though I had gone through this with her. I recommend as a 'Must' read, I have bought this Book for many people ~ it has touched so many lives already. I feel sure this is just the beginning and there will be many more Books to follow in the future!

5.0 out of 5 stars Great True Story Book, 15 Mar 2014
By debbie sale - This Book is fabulous and when you start to read it you cant or wont want to stop till you finish it. You will laugh, then you will be crying, then laughing again. Its so funny in places and then very emotional, the authors life was filled with ups and downs, but God took all these season in ones life and made a truely great read. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to go on a journey with a truely funny witty Woman of God.....A must Read.   Debbie Sale

5.0 out of 5 stars With love from Gail xx, 6 Mar 2014
By Gail - What a wonderful book. It makes you laugh and it makes you cry. I recommend it to everyone, young and old, you will not be disappointed. Sandie is so loved by the many people she knows, read the book and understand why. FABULOUS!!!

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Autobiography, 24 Feb 2014
By Phil - Wow, what a fantastic read this book is. Brilliantly written. It'll make you laugh, It'll make you cry...I couldn't put this book down, I just couldn't wait to find out what happened in the end! I'd recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It will open the readers eye's to the supernatural power of God's love.

5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing reading!, 24 Feb 2014
By Lindsay Well written, easy to read. I couldn't put it down. I laughed, I cried, I just didn't want it to come to an end.

5.0 out of 5 stars loved this true story!, 24 Feb 2014
By Sue Jones - I've read this twice now, I absolutely loved the book, really down too earth, full of laughs and some really sad moments!! With an amazing ending! A brilliant read !

5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for presents., 8 Jan 2013
By catloverjean - I bought these books (I bought two) for presents, but people I bought them for really liked them.

Amazon 'I will Rise and Stand' (Kindle version):

I will rise & stand - Sandie George
By Mike Moffat on October 3, 2012
I've known Sandie for almost 20 years now, and to read an account of her challenging earlier life was both fascinating and enjoyable. A true Christian example of how not to give up in spite of many adversities. Well done Sandie, you must be very chuffed how the first part of your autobiography has turned out! When is the next instalment?

There's No Such Thing As Ordinary 
By Lottie on September 6, 2012
There's no such thing as ordinary even if it often appears that way. That's Sandie's story. An honest, poignant account of a working class girl, growing up in post war Britain and her life journey since.
Sandie's joys, sorrows, struggles, misses and triumphs are inspiring. Her humour and capers are entertaining. She's not risen to stardom and has often been overlooked in the crowd, but by living for something bigger than herself she's had anything but an ordinary life.
This book will encourage anyone who identifies with being an average, ordinary person and
also believes that their life has value and purpose.