"Elise Seyfried shared a few of the stories she has written about her life experiences at our Wild Women Weekend. She engaged the women throughout her presentation and kept a thread of humor thru her stories. We would definitely invite her back again!"
Cathy Law, Wild Women Weekend Coordinator
Bear Creek Camp, Bear Creek PA
"Elise Seyfried's books are short essays about her family, her faith, and the everyday situations we all face. When we invited her to our Military Women's Club at Ft. Indiantown Gap, PA, she brought her essays to life as she read from her books. The women could relate to her and ENJOYED Elise's wit, honesty, and applications of everyday life situations to our faith in God. It was a joy to have her with us."
Marda Craig, President,
Military Women's Club
Fort Indiantown Gap, PA
"Elise Seyfried was an engaging speaker and really had the audience caught up in her story. She was an excellent self-promoter and brought out a big crowd of people on a Saturday afternoon and many folks stayed for a wonderful question and answer session and then bought books. Our independent bookstore loved her."
Maleka Fruean, events coordinator, Big Blue Marble Bookstore
"Elise Seyfried was a wonderful part of our women's retreat at Little Zion. Her ability to take the joys, stress, ups and downs of everyday life and see God's presence in all of it is a gift that hopefully helps others to see the Divine in the ordinary. We enjoyed her well-written stories and her humor. I had many positive comments on her reading of her book, Unhaling - delightful and engaging."
Rev. Stacie Dougherty, Interim Pastor,
Little Zion Lutheran Church, Telford, PA
"What a wonderful afternoon we had at Ann's Choice on Tuesday with Elise. She has a most interesting way of weaving humor and God's love into everyday family happenings. Her stories are delightful and we could all see ourselves in many of them, though it's been a while since we have raised our children. Thank you Elise for your humor and inspiration."
"Elise is the "comfort food" of author presentations. As we listened to her at Upper Dublin Lutheran Church last week, we sat back, relaxed, smiled and laughed as Elise led us through the antics of her family and the strength of God's love and wisdom. Her books are also wonderful devotionals for daily inspiration and help. Don't miss an opportunity to hear her."
Upper Dublin Lutheran Church Book Club leader
"Elise, thanks for speaking at St. Thomas' Church yesterday for our women's luncheon. Many people commented on your insight, wisdom and humor or just said, 'She was fabulous.' Keep us in the here and now with your love and faith."
Robin Lentz Worgan
Elise is available to speak to your group, to read from and sign her books. Please contact her at 215-527-6110 firstname.lastname@example.org
"Once again Elise Seyfried has blessed us with a look at the inner workings of her journey of faith. In what I hope will be the second of many such works, we are given the opportunity to read what so many of us often feel about the twists, turns, ups and downs of life in the 'faith lane.' With her gift for self-deprecating humor and deep spiritual insight Elise calls us all to remember we are travelers on a journey that is being guided by the One who put us here in the first place, and that's a really refreshing thought to hold on to."
Rev. Dr. Pat Loughlin
Epworth United Methodist Church
Rehoboth Beach, DE
“It's the rare Christian (and the rare Christian writer) who is able to reflect on the common experiences of everyday--work; home; children; church--and discern the traces of God. Elise Seyfried is that rare Christian ... and rare Christian writer! Her reflections are delightful in themselves but they also help each of us catch glimpses of God where we need God most: in the everyday!”
Rev. Michael J. Carlson
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
“Unhaling: On God, Grace and a Perfectly Imperfect Life is a faithful, candid and clever reflection on the life of one disciple, but will speak to all of us who depend on God’s grace each day. Elise beautifully weaves humor, scripture and a grounded sense of reality into her stories of family, ministry and living as a Child of God. Unhaling is a precious collection of reminders that God is in charge and His love never fails – even when we do.”
Molly Beck Dean
Assistant to the Bishop – Youth Ministry Specialist
Southeastern PA Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
"Using poignant and humorous moments from a rich family life including five children, Elise Seyfried spins that simple and unavoidable fodder into a brand of gold stamped with faith, surrender and the peace that goes with them...It's clear from reading these essays that the author has chosen her subjects carefully and thoughtfully, and polished their presentation word for word and sentence by sentence to instill in them their own internal, compelling momentum. She wastes few words--each essay no more than two or three pages--and gives the reader a chance to pause and reflect before giving in to the itch to read another."
Dennis Forney, Cape Gazette (Lewes, DE)
"Elise Seyfried's writing is a mirror image of her personality: funny, thoughtful, and always colorful. In these essays, she shares deep insights into the blessings and confusions of everyday life. Readers can find in her words a wise, comforting, and witty guide to the challenges of family and watching one's remarkable children make their way into the world."
The Daily, New York, NY
"Elise Seyfried's book Unhaling: On God, Grace and a Perfectly Imperfect Life is a gift you need to give to anyone who ever raised a child, is raising a child, or knows someone who is raising a child. Her humor is wonderful and I see myself in so many of her "tales". That's what makes this book so special. You can see yourself in the stories and recall the times that you too did things like these, and then you can hear God's message through Elise's words: "You are my perfectly imperfect child and I will love you always, even when you fail." It is a treasure, and I enjoyed every minute of reading it."
"You will be glad to hear that every person was positive about the book and were glad to have read it. The discussion just came "tumbling out." Everyone found several things that related to their daily life. Maybe more significant was that fact the everyone talked about their faith in terms of sabbath rest, worship, prayer, God's presence in the now, etc. Several have already shared the book with a friend. Thanks for providing me with such a good book to begin our discussions at Advent".
Rev. George Keck
Advent Lutheran Church
"I LOVE the book! I read it like a devotional -- one or two passages a day. It's very entertaining, with very real-life reflections that most moms can relate to. Inspirational. Will be a big hit with my Bible Study group."
Susan Girard, Columbia, MD
"Her writing reveals her wit, thoughtfulness and energy. I remember the works of the late humorist Erma Bombeck, and it's easy to see the similarity between the two...it is always exciting to read and react to the work of a local author. In this case, it is a joy. No matter your literary preference, this has universal appeal."
Springfield Sun, Springfield Township, PA
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