Elyse holds a certificate in biblical counseling from CCEF (San Diego) and an M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Trinity Theological Seminary. She has authored 18 books on daily living and the Christian life, including Found in Him: The Joy of the Incarnation and Our Union with ChristBecause He Loves MeComforts From the CrossComforts From Romans.
Elyse coauthored three books with her daughter Jessica Thompson: Give Them Grace: Dazzling Your Kids with the Love of JesusCounting the Days, Lighting the Candles: A Christmas Advent Devotionaland Answering Your Kid’s Toughest Questions: Helping Them Understand Loss, Sin, Tragedies, and other Hard Topics.
A frequent speaker at women’s conferences, she has been married for nearly 40 years and has three adult children and six really adorable grandchildren.