Sandi Patty’s latest book, The Voice, is a triumphant encouragement for readers to find their voices and trust God with their stories. In the book, Sandi delves into powerful and excruciating details about her childhood, sexual abuse, trust, divorce, pride, and how she learned to use her voice after years of silencing herself.
“I’ve learned so much from the stories of Joseph and David in the Bible,” Sandi said. “They were both overlooked and suffered abuse from family and those with whom they worked. My biggest takeaway–and one can only say that from a perspective of looking back–was that God was able to redeem my story and use it for good to help others find their voices.”
Sandi said one of the greatest motivations for writing this book was to help those who feel voiceless in their own lives–or who are silenced by their circumstances–to better understand how God is working through them and how important their stories are. “It is a very empowering thing when we realize we are not alone,” she said. “Someone understands. It allows us to walk in the footprints of those who have gone on a healing journey before us.”
As artist-in-residence at Crossings Community Church, Sandi now uses her voice to mentor and guide the next generation of worship leaders and artists. “I love the fact that I get to mentor the next generation,” she said. “I get to be the champion for their voices–using my story has very much helped me become a champion for others.”