Ana Lisa writes with the refreshing honesty of one who questions and struggles, yet knows she is loved, and accepted. The depth of her faith is evident in her writing, as she gives testimony to her journey through life, in the beautiful language of the poet. All three books in the ‘Poetry for the Soul’ series, describe a journey which, although not free from the labour and losses of daily life, can still be walked in the light of hope, faith and an expectation of God’s constant goodness. Ana Lisa’s honesty and ability to put in words what we all experience, has given her a special gift for encouragement. Read her words and be assured of God’s compassionate heart, and enduring love, wherever you are in your journey through life.
Ana Lisa’s books are available at most on-line book-sellers (in both paperbook and e-book editions). See the Amazon links below or contact the author for more information.
Late in 2018, Ana Lisa looks forward to releasing her fourth book, ‘Heart Psalms’, a full volume of her recent poetry, which she hopes will bring needed encouragement and light to others, in uncertain times.
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’
“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’
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