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The Best Yes

Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands

This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.


Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? 

Lysa TerKeurst is learning that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. In The Best Yes she will help you: Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love. Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no.  Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process.  Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.

From Publishers Weekly

Jul 21, 2014 – Bestselling author and popular blogger TerKeurst (Made to Crave) tackles a topic that's top of mind for practically every woman: making wise decisions. Regardless of whether a woman spends most of her day in a cubicle or a minivan or both, the list of people and projects vying for her time is endless. TerKeurst's gentle approach reads like a friend commiserating and counseling over latt s. She says that overwhelmed schedules lead to "underwhelmed souls," and then describes the path to developing the discernment to make good choices. She acknowledges that some things about learning to decide wisely are difficult, such as letting go of self-imposed obligations using what TerKeurst calls a "small no" to provide a "Best Yes" to opportunities that require attention and honor God. The only way to recognize those wise opportunities is to stay in "unbroken companionship" with God, the author says. TerKeurst's often self-deprecating humor and ability to be vulnerable, combined with insightful Bible references, make this a book women can relate to in a hundred little ways each day. Agency: Fedd & Company.

Customer Reviews


I am so glad I listened to the wisdom of my friends who recommended this book to me. I love to consume books like this day in and day out. I've studied various books that talk about ministry, outreach, evangelism, and a wide variety of topics that I personally feel ignited about. However, I could not put this book down. This book is different. This speaks less to my calling and more to my soul. This was so encouraging to read and it deeply affected the way I look at my overwhelmed collegiate schedule. I highly recommend this book to all women, young, or mature. I also recommend this to several of my brothers in Christ who struggle with an overwhelmed lifestyle, and though they won't public ally admit it, they privately admit that it has encouraged them greatly. In college with a focus in a career of ministry, it's easy to jump from one youth meeting to a leadership retreat to an upper level class to a missions fundraiser, to Romania and back... It become so easily exciting and easily overwhelming. But there is so much grace in choosing our Best Yes! It transforms an overwhelming schedule into a redeemed lifestyle full of rest and growth. I am incredibly blessed by this book, and have already purchased it for three of my closest friends. Don't hesitate! Get it!

The Best Yes
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  • $9.99
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Christianity
  • Published: Aug 19, 2014
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • Print Length: 272 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: This book can only be viewed on an iOS device with Apple Books on iOS 12 or later, iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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