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 is also pleased to announce that as of December 2018, her first book in the ‘Poems of the Heart’ series has been released. Heart Psalms is Ana Lisa’s largest volume of poetry yet (230 pages) and contains her recent prolific poetry, sure to bring much needed encouragement and light to her readers, in uncertain times. Heart Psalms will be followed in 2019 by the second book in the series, Thrice Blessed.
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.
“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’