Elise Pappas’ latest book, Promise Keeper, is an inspirational and deeply impacting story that will both encourage and strengthen your faith.
Due to size restrictions for gatherings, I was honoured to be present at the book launch of Promise Keeper by Elise Pappas, held on the afternoon of November 14th, 2020. It was an intimate book launch at the home of Oasis Designs, in Buderim where guests enjoyed decadent treats for afternoon tea made by Kelly Holmes from Kel’s Kitchen, while taking in the expansive views of the Sunshine Coast. Elise’s husband, Dan Pappas, officially welcomed guests before inviting Elise’s sister, Lauren Kevu, to share some beautiful words.
Star Label Publishing Editor, Rebecca Moore, then hosted a heartfelt question and answer time with author, Elise Pappas, who shared insights into her personal story. The books were then officially given to guests while Elise read an excerpt from chapter ten of her book, where she discusses specific strengths that are drawn out of us when we go through difficult and challenging situations—this being just a taste of the encouragement that overflows from her book which I was later to find out.
A family friend then prayed over Elise and the release of Promise Keeper.
After such an inspiring launch, I was keen to get into this book. I was personally captivated by Elise’s story and could not put her book down. I read it over the course of two mornings and while I was greatly encouraged, I was simultaneously challenged in my own faith walk. I was impacted by Elise’s story, but I was even more impacted by the personal revelations she shares and the faith she had in God in fulfilling His promise to her.
Elise invites readers on her very personal story starting at when and how she came to know Christ, through to the events leading up to marrying her husband and, despite medical concerns, the birth of their first child. Promise Keeper then details the highs and lows of her very difficult journey leading up to the birth of her second child, her promised daughter.
God’s faithfulness is weaved throughout Elise’s story and it is through her openness of sharing her pain and struggle, all the while holding on to her unwavering faith in God, that deeply impacts and strengthens your own faith.
Promise Keeper is sure to resonate with many readers, particularly those who have had their own health and fertility struggles.
Promise Keeper embeds God’s Word throughout, and Elise shares a lot of Scriptural insight and how this applies to life, particularly relating to belief and the fulfillment of God’s promises.
Promise Keeper has deeply impacted me and my view on God as a promise keeper, and no matter what the promise is, God is faithful. I am sure Elise’s story will have a far-reaching impact on many people’s lives and will strengthen the reader’s faith, no matter where they find themselves in their own life journey.
Promise Keeper is available through online bookstores around the world, through Elise Pappas’ website www.awakenleadership.online or through Star Label Publishing.
Jo Fuller lives on the beautiful Sunshine Coast with her husband, son and daughter. Jo is a teacher with an education in journalism and early childhood who loves to spend time with her family and enjoys reading and writing whenever she can.