One Minute of Praise Book


Hi Darlene,

I have Sooooo enjoyed your book:"One Minute of Praise!". It has literally been transforming.

I loved it so much that I gave it to my Aunty. However, I am wanting to go through it another time- deeper this time.  Wishing you all God's best! He is a loving shepherd tending to out souls with heavenly tenderness.  Blessings,  Dawn Auerbach-Siemens.

 This I must share:

I just love being a blessing and when I purchased the case of books from you a couple of years ago, I began sharing them with excitement! Most ladies wanted to give money for them but my refusal was because of the blessings that I knew would transpire as a result of this must read.

Well on today, one of those ladies contacted me with tears flowing. She said that she read the entire book in one week and after finishing the Lord spoke to her directly and said READ IT AGAIN SLOWLY AND INTIMATELY TAKING NOTES IF NECESSARY. How in the world could She start over when she figured she had learned all she needed to know. She told me that she was so mistaken and this book literally changed her way of thinking and it took her one year to truly dive in and learn what was preventing her from One Minute of Praise.

In Chapter 7 she said you talked about Keys to Victory and the bloodline. She had placed so much emphasis on others and it prevented her from tapping into true victory in Christ Jesus. Instead of blaming others she knew that it was all because of Jesus and you reminded her of her worth to Christ through this book. One Minute of Praise gave and is giving her strength to keep pressing forward! ~Yolanda Morris, Memphis, TN


I wanted to take this moment to thank you. Your book "One Minute of Praise" is wonderful. The past year of my life, I have encountered several obstacles. I had three mini strokes, I have a rare form of epilepsy and I was terminated from my job. I was denied my short term disability and I was denied for unemployment. For over five months, my daughter and I lived off the blessings of God. (smiling) Yes, It was God, because only he can do things like that. There was other things that helped me, but your book of praise was always in my hand. It opened my eyes to a new world. And I wanted to take the time to thank you.   May God Always Bless You, Sullar Barfield, Berlin, MD 21811


Ms. McCarty, I just wanted to write and let you know what a blessing your book has been to me. I recieved my first copy in 2009 and since then have given my copy away and re-ordered several times. I am currently leading a small group in my home called Pray, Praise and Paint! We get together and do a devotion and then an art project based on the devotion of the week. I have used your book extensively and my group has enjoyed your devotions so much. They decided they want a book of their own to refer back to so we will be ordering a few more books. Thank you so much for all the wisdom and powerful words! Your sister in Christ, Lora Dudding

Pastor McCarty:

Thank you for autographing my books. You hit it right on the nose for One Minute of Praise. That's me!!! May the blessings of the Lord overtake you and keep you as SWEET AS THE HONEY YOU PUT IN OTHERS LIVES! (lol) ~Sharon Bracy, Alabama

Dear Darlene:

Let me take a minute to thank the Lord for you writing this book. It has truly helped me during a very difficult time when my oldest son, a Pastor in AL passed last year. It has truly been a blessing. No parent or grandparent ever thinks that their children or grandchild will pass before them. I was given the book by my church and it has blessed me so that I bought more books and gave them to others. ~Valeria Ru’mmage, Crest Hill, IL

Dear Darlene:
Let me take a minute to thank the Lord for you writing this book. It has truly helped me during a very difficult time when my oldest son, a Pastor in AL passed last year. It has truly been a blessing. No parent or grandparent ever thinks their children or grandchild will pass before them. I was given the book by my church and it has blessed me so that I bought about 7 or 8 and gave them as gifts. ~Valeria Ru'mmage, Agape Linens and Treasurers, Crest Hill, IL

Darlene, Just wanted you to know that your book,"One Minute of Praise", has been such a blessing. It has taken me to a whole new level of praise and worship! I also have a request. ~Lavanda Salvage, Lexington, TN

Your book has been a true blessing! I have really been going though some tough things. My mom has been in the hospital for a couple of months. Throughout all that I have been going through, your book as given me strength and encouragement especially Chapter 32. Each day I press through and give God "One Minute of Praise" no matter what is happening in my life. ~Evangelist Saulsberry, Memphis, TN

Hi, Darlene. I am from the Philippines and while I was in Tennessee last month you book was given to me as a gift. I really like the book. Thank you for writing this book. ~Eleonor Catimbang, Philippines


I'm writing to share with you my experience yesterday. My mother-in-law just lost her sister a couple of weeks ago and it's been very difficult for her. She spent the last 9 months taking care of her. She passed from cancer. Her sister was an amazing woman of God and such an amazing person. We're comforted to know where she is now but that does not stop the deep hurt my mother-in-law is feeling. Anyway, I was at the Christian bookstore and I wanted to buy her a book that I felt would encourage her. The first book I picked up was "One minute of Praise." I thought it seemed fitting and I started reading through it. I have no idea how I overlooked the name on the front but was so excited when I saw your picture on the back. I felt like it was confirmation that this was the book she should read. It's crazy how I can move so far from home (Metro Detroit) and still be reminded of the great people in TN.

I just wanted to let you know that your words will bring life to my grieving mother-in-law. She needs it right now. I've been reading it as well and am so blessed by the faith and strength you all showed through your journey. Be encouraged that God is using your book to impact people you will probably never meet. Thank you!  Jennifer (Taylor) Galindo - Detroit, Michigan


Want to say a big thank you for your books--we gave them for Christmas gifts to our Sunday School class members (about 50 of them), and then gave to other friends and family. We've received so many comments about how these friends and family members are getting inspiration from your book!! And some are reading it more than once!! You're a blessing! ~Alice Sweazea - Cordova, TN

Dearest Darlene,

Before I go any further I must say I love you so much, you have enriched my life through your precious book "One Minute Praise". This book was passed on to me by a Missionary Friend going back to the States, for a long time it remained on the shelf. I lent it to someone who was very broken and she was so richly blessed, when it came back to me, I decided to read it myself and oh! what a blessings ever chapter is to me, I have this book with my Bible as a daily reading and I have gone over and over the chapters, most of it is brightly highlighted. It is such a rich blessing. How can I bless you enough for this book? The "One Minute Praise" was part of the library of an American couple who worked for a few months with Ywam.

I am British and have lived all my life in India, my parents were Missionaries here and they served the Lord all of their life, I have stepped into my Father's footsteps and I love to serve the Lord, He is my only delight!

I am 58 years old; My Dad Rev Reginald Courts passed on to Glory at the age of 87 and is buried here in Nagpur. The street where I live has been named after my Dad by the government in honor of his tireless service to the poor and needy, to the beggars and lepers, to the unfortunate and underprivileged kids, to the handicapped and needy ones. My beloved husband has gone to be with the Lord a year ago, I miss him so much and your book has everyday been a rich source of encouragement and strength.

Again, I love you so much for you have blessed my life. ~With Love, Joy - NAGPUR, INDIA

I wanted to share something with you. I have been giving your book out as presents to different people. I gave a copy to our daughter's 2nd grade teacher. She called me yesterday and told me that she remembered when you were on TBN back in 2004. She was battling cancer and you mentioned your book One Minute of Praise. She said she took the information that you gave for giving God at least one minute of praise everyday and since that time she has chosen everyday to praise Him on her way to work. The strange thing is that she remembered your first name but not your last. When she opened the present, she knew that it was an answered prayer to actually have your book. God is so good. I thank Him for allowing us to be able to buy copies from you so that others could be blessed by the word. Here it is 6 years later and Mrs. Lofties has just obtained what she says was the best Christmas present she could have received. ~Priscilla Williams – Memphis, TN

Dear Pastor Darlene:
I had to write this note to you! First of all Thank you for allowing God to use you to help people like me. I often pray at church, one night when I went before the Lord. I asked what would you have me to say to your people. God told me to tell them He has heard every prayer, saw every tear, and know every pain. God said to tell them everything they have asked for, every tear they have shed, the answers is in their
praise, we need to learn to praise our way out of heart aches, everything we need is in our praise.

A young lady that's on our praise team came to me and said," God want me to let you read a book I have." That Sunday she gave me the book. I told her I had to write you and tell you what that book means to me.

Now let's get to the book "Old My God" where do I start? I know let's start with Chase, I read and I cried, and I read. I felt like I know him. I feel your loss not pain but loss. We know to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord and that is a good feeling to know all is well. Pastor Darlene I have loved the Lord since I was a child I am 54 now still loving for the Lord. I want so bad to live the life he has for me I am always seeking his face. I fear the Lord. I ask Him every day to give me more of Him and less of me.

The book helped me so much to better understand a lot of things that has happen in my life and why. I am so much stronger and wiser in my faith. I feel closer to God because of some of the things I have gone
through. You Know Pastor Darlene what I want most of all is to be REAL with myself with God and not sell out on God no matter what, I Love Him so much. I have read "Praise Lifts you out of your valley" I had to read it two times there was something in there for me and it took me a minute to get it. "The purpose of Praise" that answered so many questions for me and now my child is asking me the same question because of you now I can give her understandable answers. Thank you! " Mountain Moving Praise" How I needed that one with the mountains of life."Putting praise into Action, that speaks for itself. And last the most powerful one of all Praise is your Weapon. That is so powerful and so very true.

May the Grace of God forever cover you and your family. ~Terri L Hunt – Memphis, TN

I just wanted to let you know that a friend bought me your book at a
women's conference and I have enjoyed it so much. I have been
experiencing some struggles and to tell you the truth I have been
feeling sorry for my self and my situation.
I got to the chapter about Leah and her 4 sons. When she finally
focused her attention on her Lord and not on her distress she changed
her destiny. She changed her families destiny! I am going to focus on
praising God no matter how hard this gets! I want a destiny change!
Thank you for your words. Thanks so much! ~Lora Dudding / Antioch TN

I am reading your book One Minute of Praise in a wednesday night bible study and it is truly a blessing for me and the other ladies. Thank you for your faithfulness and obediance in writing this book.
I am finding out more of who God is through praise! Blessings! Julie White

Hello Darlene, Just wanted to give you a word of encouragement today. I picked up your book One Minute of Praise 2 years ago and have not been able to put it down since. God has used it to confirm so many things in my heart and while I have a long ways to go in living a praise filled life I am further along then I was 2 years ago. I am currently purchasing more copies of the book to give to my sisters, mom, foster daughter and several friends for Christmas this year. I know the truths you share in this book are life changing and I pray they will be received by my family and bless them as much as they have blessed me.

I also wanted to tell you that my Grandma's heart cries out for yours to continue to be totally healed from the pain of losing your little grandson Chase. Please know that God has folks all over this country praying for you all and I am honored to be one of them. Finish this race you are on and remember how very much God and others love you. ~Marsha Huebert, Kansas

You probably get flooded with emails like this all the time; but I just wanted to extend my sincere thanks for your book "One Minute of Praise”.
I’m struggling thru a divorce right now. After a 12 year marriage, I was shocked and surprised my husband walked out on me. This was very shocking, unexpected, and devastating. It brought me back to church, as I was a former church goer but strayed like many people do, and only relied on God when I was in a crisis. I now attend Church every Wednesday and Sunday.
I picked your book up at the local Christian Book store and am 3/4 of the way through it. Together your book along with the words from God, have seen me through the most difficult days, which have been the toughest times of my life. I want to thank you. Reading your book has been so heart touching, inspiring, encouraging, and has brought me much peace and comfort. I feel the closeness with God that I have never felt before. We speak constantly all throughout the day. He truly is an amazing God. I know this traumatic experience has happened for a reason. (Although it is hard some days to see that) I know God has a purpose for this and there is a brighter future. After all..."Thru God ALL things are possible to those who believe." I wanted to say.... THANKS!! May God continue to bless you and your family! ~Katherine

Hi Darlene,
I ordered some of your books One Minute of Praise from you to hand out to people God put in my path a while back.
Well I just wanted to let you know that your book was part of a divine appointment last night as God used me to save a complete stranger from committing suicide. It was rather powerful! I felt God leading me to the compass chapter and ended up reading that to him to have him sobbing like a baby when it got to the part about suicide. Praise the Lord!!!
It was amazing to watch the Lord show up and save! I just wanted to thank you again for your book and let you know of our victory!! God is so faithful! ~In Christ, Courtney

I was in the bookstore a few months ago and picked up your book One Minute of Praise. This book has been such a blessing to me. Many days it seems as if it is the only thing that speaks to me. I am currently in the midst of a severe trial. My husband of 25 years has fallen into sin and it has cost us everything. Our pastorate, home, family......all is gone. Thank you for your ministry to me through this book. Please keep me and my family in your prayers. God bless, Rhonda

I received your One Minute Praise as a gift and have read it every morning. It has really increased my spiritual being. Thank You for being obedient. ~Margot Middleton, Munice, IN

I received your one minute of praise for Christmas this year. I don't know when I have enjoyed a book as much as I have that one. I use a lot of it in my Sunday School class. You did a great job on the little book. Thanks for letting God use you,   Doris Kelley, Grove Hill, AL

Hi Darlene,

Mike brought home the “One Minute of Praise” book from the Littlefield High School reunion. I was supposed to attend the reunion as well but I spent the time and money to travel when my grandson was born (which was priority!). The book has meant so much to me. It’s truly a God thing when I start reading a particular chapter it always focuses on my particular need for the day. It gives me great encouragement, hope and new insight! You have done a wonderful job on the book and just want to extend and thanks and gratitude for it. ~Shannon Grissom (Hunt, TX)

Great , thank you so much. I just can't tell you how much your Praise book has blessed me since I got it last year it is wonderful, You are truly an anointed woman and in God's favor. ~Margareta Dotson - Coffeeville, MS

I couldn’t wait to drop a note and let you know how this book has changed my life. It was given as a gift to me and it is truly one of the best gifts I have ever been given. My whole mental thinking toward praise has changed. I didn’t know a book could knock your socks off like this one did. I have used the book to lead a Bible study with young moms and given it as a gift to others. I ask as I pass the books along that they read it and find someone special to purchase this book for. I have yet to hear someone say they were not changed.

Thank you for all that you shared and sacrificed to bless the lives of others. This little book will continue to flow from my hands to the lives of others in hopes that they too will find a deeper and more praise filled relationship with their Father. ~Ginger Behrens

I am reading your book for the second time. I don't normally read books twice, because I have so many, but One Minute of Praise is life-changing! Thanks so much again for my copy and for writing the book! ~Loretta McNary, Memphis, TN 

I couldn't wait to drop a note and let you know how this book has changed my life. It was given as a gift to me and it is truly one of the best gifts I have ever been given. My whole mentality towards praise has changed. I didn't know a book could knock your socks off like this one did. I have used the book to lead a Bible study with young moms and given it as a gift to others. I ask as I pass the books along that they read it and find someone special to purchase this book for. I have yet to hear someone say they were not changed.

Thank you for all that you shared and sacrificed to bless the lives of others. This little book will continue to flow from my hand to the lives of other in hopes that they too will find a deeper and more praise filled relationship with their Father.

Although I am from Michigan I smiled as I read about Waxahachi, TX. We visit there often and love that place!  Sincerely, Ginger Behrens

I just wanted to thank you for the One Minute of Praise book. We came upon it accidently when we were looking for a birthday gift and the bookstore ran a one day special on your book. It was such a great price I got one for a gift and one for myself. I recently placed an order for 9 more to give to our staff. My husband has preached and lived praise for over 30 years of ministry...and your book brings it all together in such a small, practical and very anointed way. I thank God for using you to write this powerful little book.
~Blessings, Pat Smith

I read your book One Minute of Praise and it changed my life. I read it in the morning along with my bible reading and the presence of the Holy Spirit was so great that I will not be the same. Keep up the good writing. May God forever bless and keep you.  ~Helen Brown

Hi Darlene- I so enjoyed using your book as a devotional and had bought extra copies that I gave to some friends too. I am buying your book to be the main present in my Christmas gift bags. ~Shelley Copeland

Hello Pastor/Mrs. McCarty:
I'm writing to let you know that I've just recently finished reading your book "One Minute of Praise," and I just love it. I used the book as part of my morning devotion and it really lifted my spirit. I'm a pastor's wife and also a business woman as Realtor. I was so happy to pick up your book and right away identified with you from Chapter One. A little over 20 years ago, I lost my first and only child then in a car accident. Her name was Samantha. Samantha's death was so sudden that it took a toll on my life which in turn led me to the arms of Jesus and now serving Him. And I praise God for that.
I wanted to send this short note to let you know that your book is one of the books that captured my attention all the way through. Your words and illustrations were so anointed and profound that my spirit can't help but Praise the Lord. Thank you for making this book available.
I felt in my spirit that you are a woman who fears the Lord and full of wisdom. Can you please pray for me that God will give me the Confident and Faith to step out of the boat and Serve Him as I have promised Him? I thank you in advance for your Love and Faithfulness to the Lord. May He continue to bless you with good health, wisdom and prosperity.
Love & Respect in Christ, Dara Rasavanh, Des Moines, Iowa

Just a note to "thank you" for being willing to pay the price and let God use you the way He is. As I read your book, it is so thought-provoking, impacting and a blessing. The key will be, if we that read this book, will let the Holy Spirit change us, let it sink deep into our spirit, and put into practice what you have taught, we will be a changed people. I want to be changed, I need to be changed. and I believe the "One Minute Of Praise" holds the key.

I am giving your book to other people when I feel led to do so. I believe it will be a blessing to all that read it.  Thanks, Devonna

Tish (Florissant, MO) - 8/20/2007
This book is AWSOME!!!!!!!!! I received this book by accident; I was at my local Christian book store to purchase a different book and knew nothing about this book. As I was getting ready to check out, the store manager and I began talking about different books and "One Minute of Praise" was on the counter on sale. The store manager began telling how wonderful this book was and how it immediately chnaged his life when he was feeling his lowest and stated that I should try the book. At that time I too was at a low point in my life, yet I still did not wish to purchase the book. To make a long story short, I thought I was going there for something else, but GOD had different plans for me. This book is truly wonderful and has helped me to change my life and total outlook on situations and helped me to also realize how powerful I am and can be when fighting the enemy and how much GOD loves my praises!!!! I want to buy this book for everyone in my family as a Christmas gift. Darlene McCarty is truly blessed and anointed.

I received your Book, "One Minute of Praise” from my Secret Sister at Church. I don't know who to Thank the Most, You or Her... ;0) All I can say is, I enjoyed your book very much and received blessing after blessing just by reading. I loved to read years ago, but haven't read anything other than the Bible and my Sunday School book in the last several years. I have bad health and one of my symptoms is that I have bad cognitive skills. I usually can’t remember what I read. As I was reading your Book, I marked passages that meant something to me, and when I finished reading the Book, I looked back through it and saw most all the pages were marked.

Thank you Darlene so much. I Praise the Lord for you and your ministry and I Thank the Lord for putting my “Special Secret Sister” in a position where she was financially able to buy the book. I Thank God that for whatever reason, she thought of me, but most of all, I Praise you Father God for supplying all my needs according to your riches in Glory.  Your Sister-In-Christ, Linda Silos

I bought your book "One Minute of Praise" before the first session of the conference this year and I have been savoring it. Thanks for taking the time to write it! Your book showed me that I had lost my praise. I had forgotten to praise God often and sincerely on good and bad days. You taught me that my praise to our glorious Lord is my strongest weapon! Hallelujah! I love it! Sunday after the conference I had to fly to Michigan. The fight out of Memphis was canceled and I ended up arriving 6 hours later than planned at my hotel that night. Coming home three days later, my flight was again delayed and I was late. Normally, I would be cranky and throwing a fit about the airline service and stewing in my irritation and anger. Not this trip, because I had “One Minute of Praise” with me. While I waited in the airport, I read your book and praised God. The irritation even died out in the folks around me. Your book saved my trip and my attitude and kept me from “SIN”. I use your tote bad to carry my things to work each day as a reminder to take a minute of praise when I feel overwhelmed. The week I got back home, I called the Dove Radio Station and shared this praise report on their praise call in day! ~ Nancy  Smith