And she’s here!!
‘Gifted’, my publication for 2019, has now been released.
Book available at most on-line booksellers and soon available in e-book form. See below for more info, including links to purchase.
Ana Lisa writes with a refreshing honesty and a deeply intuitive awareness. She is bravely open as someone who questions and struggles, and yet trusts in an overarching goodness. The depth of her faith is evident in her prolific writing, as she gives testimony to her journey through life, in the beautiful language of the poet.
As one reader put it, ‘Her work is so voluminous, incredibly intuitive, and assertive that if followed closely, can be challenging, and subsequently overwhelming. How can a human mind be gifted with such endless creativity? Generous fluidity of thinking translated into magical words put together into poetry that hits the target every single time.’
(From poet, Yolanda Green).
Ana Lisa’s two latest publications, Gifted and Heart Psalms (released in 2018, and 2019), are Ana Lisa’s largest volumes of poetry yet – at over 230 pages each. Both Gifted and Heart Psalms, the two volumes making up her latest series Songs of the Heart, are gifts in themselves, bringing much needed encouragement and light to her readers, in uncertain times.
Ana Lisa’s books are available at most on-line book-sellers (in both paperbook and e-book editions). See the Amazon and Barnes and Noble links below or contact the author for more information.
‘Ana Lisa de Jong’s poetry astounds me. It wakes me up like a dip in a cold mountain stream. It makes me want to sit down and write a poem or a song. The music of her words will weave in your heart, refreshing your soul with clarity and peace. You’ve stumbled on a real find.’
Bob Holmes, Contemplative Monk
‘Life is a giver that lavishes its gifts on us in and through all things and all people.
Ana Lisa writes in a way that enables us to receive these gifts in both large and small ways. Through her poetry she awakens us to the giftedness going on all around us and within us all the time.’
Dr Steve Harper, retired clergyperson, seminary professor and author
‘Ana Lisa writes things straight, straight from the heart. She has an uncanny ability to delve deeply, yet do so with delightful simplicity.
She offers carefully crafted words on all manner of subjects to aid us in living our lives more reflectively.
I do not know how she finds the space to do all this crafting. Maybe that’s the invitation here, to join her in pausing more often to explore the interior castles of our souls, and meet the Giver who only wishes love upon us.
What a treasure-trove this is!’
Rev Martin Stewart, pastor and poet
“I have wondered what it is about the poetry of Ana Lisa de Jong that so deeply stirs my soul. It is her heart connection with her readers as she observes the spiritual landscape with penetrating eyes. Her seasoned writing is grounded on a rock of reality where illusion falls away. We are given a tapestry of beautifully chosen words which sing their hallelujahs and carry us to the Light.
A tread of grace weaves its way through her writings including her new book of poetry which I heartily commend as deeply enriching and well worth a quiet time of prayerful reflection.”
Jeff Blake, fellow author, and traveller on Grace Street
Seeking the Light:
“Seeking the Light, holds a strong sense of anticipation. Such is the spirit of seeking. This third volume is ‘food for the soul’. Seeking, sharing, waiting, reflecting, trusting, following and holding on are key to the process of seeking the light. God, who is the ‘Light of the World’, desires to shine through the darkness.
Here is poetry that brings a calming effect when calamity may prevail… These all are words that speak of security, sensitivity, sufficiency and sincerity. Buy it, read it, share it – the whole 38 poems.”
Peter Savage, Chaplain Commandant, New Zealand Defence Force
“This is a book that sneaks up on you. Turn the pages and you’ll come across something that resonates, that makes you say, ‘Oh yes, me too!’ and leaves you a little bit undone, unfurled, open. In a world that often seems disordered and frenetic, Ana Lisa gives us the gift of a contemplative space in which God can speak with us, and we with him.”
Katherine Barker, Author of ‘Due to Unforeseen Circumstances’
Songs in the Night:
“By naming and embracing the growth that takes place in the dark, Ana Lisa has created a portfolio of spiritual strength for others. I believe many will find solace and strength because Ana Lisa has answered God’s call to write.”
Rev Diane Gilliam-Weeks, Editor, ‘Refresh Journal of Contemplative Spirituality’