Set a Seal Upon My Heart by Sarah Neisen: Author Interview, Tour, and Giveaway with Celebrate Lit.
About the Book
Book: Set a Seal Upon My Heart
Author: Sarah Neisen
Genre: Christian NonFiction/Bible Study
God has a plan for all believers to solidify our faith and draw us deeper into a relationship with Him, and it’s all found within The Song of Solomon.
Here you’ll discover a treasure of intimacy with our bridegroom Jesus. Have you ever asked yourself ‘Is there more?’ Maybe you’ve wondered how the Bible really applies to your life. This Devotional Study will answer those questions and more.
In this book you will:
Discover the truth of God’s great love and promises for your life.
Connect with Jesus daily and experience peace and joy.
Identify yourself as a disciple of Jesus and learn how to share your testimony with others.
Learn how to follow God’s will and purpose for your life.
Fully embrace your role in the kingdom to bring glory to God.
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What was an early experience where you learned language had
As a young believer I didn’t understand how people could stand
reading and rereading the same scriptures. When I had finally
matured enough to admit I needed a self-directed bible study, I was
amazed how the Lord spoke new things to me when I would read.
Rhema from heaven finally made sense. The Word of God isn’t like
other words. It’s alive and speaks to us every day.
Do you view writing as a kind of spiritual practice?
In some ways I feel it can be a spiritual practice, but I feel for me
writing is more of a spiritual learning. I learn so much during my study
and research. When I sit down to write, I then have to take what I’ve
learned in detail and convey it to others in a meaningful way. I learn
more at this point about myself and how to apply knowledge to
What did you edit out of your book?
The sheer number of rabbit trails and teachings I took out of this book
have lent themselves to some interesting Sunday sermons. I took a
rabbit trail from Esther and turned it into a 3 week study. Looking
back I wonder if those were things the Lord wanted me to learn
personally at the time.
What makes a book successful?
If I have helped someone come closer to the Father my writing is
How have your books surprised you?
I never envisioned myself an author. In some ways I feel my writing
on discipleship is a personal journey. I’ve had to change my focus
from living well to doing what He has told me to do.
About the Author
Sarah Neisen is a graduate of the New Day School of Ministry and Co-Founder of Discipleship Training Ministries, SSM. Along with her husband Lee, they seek to teach and encourage believers in their identity in Christ so that the Good News may be preached throughout the world with signs, wonders, and miracles.
She is a regular speaker at churches in the river valley region of Minnesota and a guest speaker at local women’s groups and retreats. Sarah and her husband have one son whom she homeschools. They live on a farm in south-central Minnesota with a plethora of chickens, ducks, cows, and other animals.
More from Sarah
In the spring of 2007, 3-year-old in tow, I entered a small independent Christian bookstore which would impact the direction of my life more than I thought possible. The owner introduced herself, and in the following 2 years, introduced me to an extravagance of books written by individuals who spoke directly to my heart.
I had felt for some time I was at a crossroads in my life. I was content in my Christianity, content in my church, content in my marriage, but reading the word I knew there was more to life than contentment. The waves of circumstance continued to rock me and I felt as though I had been living on ever-shifting sand.
After a time of slowly reading the books the owner Ms. Mary handed to me, I began to understand just what was missing. My Redeemer had more for me, and I needed to follow His lead. One Sunday morning, my husband approached me and informed me we were going to attend ministry school together. I was not amused. We lived on a farm with many animals, and I home schooled our son. There was no time to attend classes every week. I couldn’t find time to read more books, do more bible study, or seek God more than I already had time for.
Grudgingly, I attended the first week, but I heard the Father say I was to continue and understand the plan He had for me. In the end, it wasn’t the Father I was learning about, it was the Father I learned from. I now approached Him with a greater excitement and joy. He was no longer distant, he was closer than anyone, and He knew me and still liked me.
Looking back is always easier than looking forward because we see God’s moves in hindsight rather than by faith. Now in ministry, I witness so many people floundering where I once was on shifting sand. In my heart, I know the answer is discipleship.
Jesus tells all believers to become fishers of men, but it’s His intention we make disciples. Believers who are not only saved but who are equipped with the knowledge and understanding of God’s Word to follow the plan and purpose for their lives.
This is why my husband and I formed Discipleship Training Ministries. We pray all who follow this study would come to a deeper understanding of God’s love and grace through Jesus Christ and all would be further equipped to do those works appointed them.
2 Timothy 1:9 [For it is He] Who delivered and saved us and called us with a calling in itself holy and leading to holiness; not because of anything of merit that we have done, but because of and to further His own purpose and grace which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began.” AMP
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deb’s Book Review, January 22
Spoken from the Heart, January 23 (Author Interview)
Sara Jane Jacobs, January 23
For Him and My Family, January 24
Truth and Grace Homeschool Academy, January 25
Ashley’s Clean Book Reviews, January 26
Texas Book-aholic, January 27
Inklings and notions, January 28
Artistic Nobody, January 29 (Guest Review from Joni Truex)
Locks, Hooks and Books, January 30
Happily Managing a Household of Boys, January 31
Godly Book Reviews, February 1
Through the Fire Blogs, February 2 (Author Interview)
Mary Hake, February 2
To celebrate her tour, Sarah is giving away the grand prize package of a basket of items including, a copy of the book signed by the author, a Bible Journal notebook, a Colored Pen Set, a Mug, Coffee, and a bookmark!!