In Her Desperation, She Leaned on God

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Author’s inspiring memoir to be featured at this 2011 Book Expo America

Many are called but few choose to listen. For author Elisabeth Betty Niemi, the call to service came to her when she was eight. Her life has never been the same since. Readers can follow her journey as she shares In Desperation I Lean On God.

She was a shy country girl who found herself faced with a call to service at the age of eight when she found herself faced with the impossibly seeming task of assuming an adult role. With great love and devotion to her family, she took over the responsibilities of her mother who suffered many lengthy hospital stays after being injured when the train the family was traveling on made a sudden jerk. After her dreams were shattered along with her youth, she desperately pleaded with the Lord. And He answered by granting her what she asked for—and so much more than what anybody could ever wish for. That is how the author found Jesus and leaned on Him—and she shares her story in this poignant and inspiring memoir.

Readers can follow her from an early age when she was trusted to take care of their family farm along with her brother who’s two years her senior. They never got an on-the-job training, which included cooking, washing, sewing, nursing, health and hygiene, keeping everything neat and clean inside and out of the house, barn, and garden, as they were pioneering on a wild and remote area. They learned to trap and fish for the money they needed and food for the table. Her childhood was different but that molded her to become the strong and spirited woman that she is.

In Desperation I Lean On God will be featured at the Book Expo America Book Exhibit in New York City, on May 23 to 26, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

In Desperation I Lean On God * by Elisabeth Betty Niemi
Publication Date: December 30, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 102 pages; 978-1-4568-2183-8
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4568-2184-5

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