Interview with Elisa Denk

What is the story behind, "Immanuel"?
In the year 2006, I was reading many Christmas stories. All hearth and home, the wonders of Santa Claus, the delight when opening Christmas presents… oh and snow, lots and lots of snow! So, I asked God to download a Christmas story to me.

Much later, I ended up really sick; bedridden with high temperatures and chills. During this time, God gave me my Christmas story, “Immanuel”. He gave me just enough information to write longhand each day, with just enough energy to do it.

After I felt better, it took me one week to enter all I had written into the computer. Then Life got in the way.
Each holiday season, I’d start thinking about “Immanuel”. I would spend time working on it, until…inevitably…Life got in the way.

This is the final product. Hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
What is the story behind, "Cruising in the Spirit"?
Developing a heart for Mexico while taking a Spanish class in high school, and with my soaring imagination, Carissa gets the vacation I wanted. Living vicariously through her is delightful. Well… except for the intrigue and an adventure or two. Her constitution is stronger than mine.
What would you like to tell your readers?
I like to make you laugh or at least chuckle, while you hopefully learn more about the ways of God.
Describe your desk
Too small and too messy. I have a hippo or two on one side of my printer and a Polly Pocket clock on the other. I have a curio display of miniatures on the wall. Now, ask me about my bookshelf!
What do you read for pleasure?
I love books! It is like opening a present and discovering wondrous things inside.
Fun romances, romantic comedies, children's and young adult, how-to, reference books
What other books have your written?
"Ways to SAVE on your Electric bill" ~ Includes the author’s years worth of experiences. Practical, simple, straightforward ways to save on electric bills. (Found on other sites.)

“Inspirations" ~ (found on other sites) Oh the joys of being a Christian! To surrender the day to God and then to look for Him in our circumstances. What an interesting way to live! “Inspirations” (God chose the title) is about the 'strange,' fun, unexpected and sometimes unusual events that have been happening in my life over the last few years... and what He says about them. Prepared to be awed!
What are you working on next?
I have a few more books lined up. Coming soon is a book about David (of Goliath fame) and Abigail. - After reading about them in the Old Testament. I heard the Holy Spirit say quietly, ‘there’s a story there’. So I checked into it further. Using scriptures for a storyline, and with the Lord’s help, the story is coming to life... in a very spiritual way.

“Talk about Scriptures!” (a Holy Spirit commentary) – An easy-to-read, practical, user friendly, Bible companion series.

When I was learning more about the Holy Spirit, I wondered what His role was in creating the Bible. So, I asked Him. …. And He answered. And this book is what the Holy Spirit said. I discovered that He really enjoys talking about His word.

For more than 30 years, I’ve been listening to the Holy Spirit (Lord God). I started out hearing ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answers and graduated to hearing Him all the time.

My philosophy is that God speaks to us all the time in different ways. For example: Have you ever wondered why God created the heavens and earth? The LORD replied: “Because I wanted to! Because I wanted a place for My people to learn, play, grow and commune with Me.”

"REAL Conversations with God" - I've had some great, humorous and enlightening conversations with God that He said I could share... so, I will be sharing!
Published 2018-05-17.
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Books by This Author

Cruising in the Spirit
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,750. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Inspirational
What can God do when people are willing to set aside their own agendas to follow Him? This can lead to a few surprises, adventures, and a bit of intrigue--on and off a cruise ship bound for Mexico.
Ways to Save on your Water Bill
Price: Free! Words: 2,890. Language: English. Published: July 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Green living
Is your water bill ridiculously high? Then this book is for you. Is your water bill within your budget? Then these tips are also for you. This book features more than 70 practical, simple, straightforward ways to save water and repurpose water in the home, outside the home, and for pet owners. Give these tips a 'dry' run and see what happens.
Encounters with Angels
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / General
A collection of real encounters with real angels. The Lord wants people to know that He is a loving God and He will provide for them. • Meet Mercy, Joy, Felicia and others. • Discover Christmas angels and Warrior angels. • Learn more about angels Gabriel and Michael. • Enjoy their antics and different personalities.
Immanuel: A Different Kind of Christmas Romance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,410. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Romance, Fiction » Christian » Romance
Life gets interesting when ~~ Sarah Jordan loves to sing and use her talent for God. An opportunity arises when her famous aunt volunteers Sarah to sing the theme song, "Immanuel" in a star-studded production. Can she pull it off? For Logan S. Lee, the tour is just another in the long string of tours - until he encounters Sarah. ~~ Logan's and Sarah's tour mates discover what is going on.