I’d like to welcome author, Lou Ann Keiser to Word Salt today! Lou Ann is offering a free copy of her book, “His Ways, Your Walk”, so leave a comment for your chance to win!
Coming from a long tradition of teachers, I rebelled and decided I wouldn’t teach. So I majored in art in college. I ended up homeschooling for sixteen years and teaching Bible to women and children for the last twenty-five. Surely, God has a sense of humor.
2. Tell us something about your life.
I am a missionary pastor’s wife, living in Spain for the last almost twenty-nine years. We have two married children (both teachers!) and are proud grandparents.
3. When did you decide to write a book?
About fifteen years ago, I started writing down ideas for “a book.” I ended up with about three books’ worth of material. Finally, when the children were all grown up and out of the house, I finalized the outline for my first book, His Ways, Your Walk: Bible Applications for Women.
4. Who is His Ways, Your Walk written for?
5. What motivated you to write this particular book?
As I counseled women, I found that they had similar issues and questions. I wanted to find out for myself what the Bible has to say especially to women and about their concerns. I felt it was important to give women solidly biblical answers. To my surprise, I found there are five key passages for married women, three for singles, and that God’s will is clear and easy to understand.
6. What do you hope this book accomplishes?
My desire is for women to read the Scriptures along with me, understand what these key Bible passages mean, and to make their own applications. Ultimately, I would love to see women studying the Bible for themselves, acting on what they learn, and enjoying an intimate relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
7. Do you have a “life verse” that you have claimed? If so what is it and why is that verse so meaningful to you?
Oh yes, 1 Thessalonians 5:24. Faithful is he that calleth you, who also will do it. It’s a constant reminder that God is faithful, and that whatever he calls me to do, He is the enabler. I have only to trust in Him. What an encouragement!
8. Continuing with the theme of encouragement, who is your greatest encourager for your writing?
Definitely my husband. He bought me that first computer when I first knew I wanted to write a book, and he has encouraged me through the whole process. He is the best first reader, too.
9. Is there anything else that you would like your readers to know about you that would give us even more of a glimpse into your personality and passions?
I am interested in so many different things. My biggest passion is reading. I read a variety of genres, mostly from Christian authors. I enjoy the old classics as well. Love my Bible! I also love getting out for a walk in nature, traveling and seeing new old things—by that, I mean historical, but new to me. I love cobblestoned streets, ancient architecture, and the feeling of stepping back in time. I love living in Europe! I studied art and worked as an artist before coming to Spain. With that background and living where there is such a wealth of art and architecture, it’s like having a feast for the eyes on a nearly daily basis. I feel absolutely blessed. I love castles and old houses . . . I guess I’m an incurable romantic.
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