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Dr. Rose Maria McCarthy Anding

Dr. Rose Maria McCarthy Anding


Dr. Rose Maria McCarthy Anding was born in Mississippi and earned her doctorate degree from George Fox University (Portland Seminary) Portland, Oregon. Anding is the author of several books, High Heels, Honey Lips and White Powder: Third Edition, The Church is Out of Order, The Golden Rule for You and Me, and The Golden Rule Through the Lemurs of Madagascar.

Anding, Director of the Restoration Christian Outreach Community, oversees the humanitarian programs being operated by the Early and Lettie Simmons Foundation, named in honor of her parents to help those ensnared by addiction of any kind. She is a widower, mother, stepmother, grandmother, and a great grandmother of three, Denver, Austyn, and Malayah.

About the Book

High Heels, Honey Lips, and White Powder

The tragedies of my yesterdays are now the sermons I preach, the lessons I share, and the memories that have caused me to lay down the stones that I used to carry.

Rose “Maria McCarthy” Anding was trapped in a life of addiction, crime, sex, violence, and homelessness for over twenty-five years. Her life turned on an axis of High Heels, Honey Lips, and White Powder. During that time, she was raped, robbed, beaten, shot at, and became involved in the infamous drug scandal of Mayor Marion Barry of Washington, D.C.; she was even jailed. After four marriages and decades acting the harlot, leading men astray with her high heel, honeyed lips, and perfumed sheets, Maria hit rock bottom.


That is when world-weary Maria McCarthy found herself on the doorstep of a spiritual rehab center, and finally met her Savior and was reintroduced to Rose, the woman God created her to be. Once she'd traded her high heels for a Bible, and her cocaine for a relationship with Jesus, only then could she perform the task God made her do. Mere months after completing drug rehabilitation, Rose was counseling and sharing her story with other women who had been leading similar lifestyles to her own. Because Rose met and fell in love with Jesus, this book is her way of telling all that it doesn't matter who you are or what your addiction is, if you feel helpless and alone, Jesus can set you free—just come and fall in love with Jesus! 


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