The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands

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Thomas Nelson, Aug 19, 2014 - Religion - 272 pages

Are you tired of living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? Do you find yourself unable to say no even when you should? Are you stuck under the weight of endless demands and responsibilities? The good news is: it doesn't have to be this way.

In The Best Yes, New York Times bestselling author Lysa TerKeurst guides you through the insightful lessons she's learned about what it means to live out the purpose that God has in store for you. Lysa demonstrates the incredible power of two words--yes and no--and the way that these simple, daily decisions can shape the story of our lives.

Lysa has learned firsthand that there's a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. Drawing from applicable scriptures and her own personal experiences, Lysa teaches us that if we know and believe that God has a plan for each of us, we'll live it out--serving as living proof of His never-ending grace and kindness.

Throughout The Best Yes, Lysa will give you the practical tools you need to:

  • Stop people-pleasing by embracing a biblical understanding of love
  • Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no
  • Overcome the agony of hard choices by grounding your decisions in wisdom
  • Grow closer to God as you sharpen your own discernment
  • Learn to be intentional with your time, your choices, and yourself
  • Incorporate the Best Yes as a filter for your daily decision making

If we take time to slow down and rise above the rush of the world's endless demands, we can rest assured that God's wisdom will help us make decisions that will still be good tomorrow. No matter what season of life you find yourself in, you deserve the chance to make decisions that bring out the best you.


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User Review  - angiestahl - LibraryThing

I don't know Lysa Terkeurst in real life, but I find her very readable. She is a Christian author and teacher whose books are targeted to women, particularly moms. Terkeurst has a way of coming across ... Read full review

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User Review  - Emma_Manolis - LibraryThing

I've listened to a large chunk of this at this point. I'm not sure what else there is to say and I think it could have been a lot shorter. Some valid points have been made but I'm not finding this material challenging to my current mindset. Maybe I'll have to revisit at a later time. Read full review


Check the Third Box
The Way of the Best Yes
Overwhelmed Schedule Underwhelmed Soul
Sometimes I Make It All So Complicated
Gods Word Ways and Wonder
Chase Down That Decision
Analysis Paralysis
Consider the Trade
A Best Yes Is Seen By Those Who Choose to See
The Thrill of an Unrushed Yes
The Panic That Keeps You from Your Best Yes
The Very Best Yes
When My Best Yes Doesnt Yield What I Expect
We Make Choices Then Our Choices Make Us
Things I Dont Want You to Forget

Show Up to Practice
Managing Demands Means Understanding Expectations
The Power of the Small No
The Awkward Disappointment of Saying No
But What If I Say No and They Stop Liking Me?
Chase Down That Decision Tool
Scripture Index
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Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Forgiving What You Can't Forget, It's Not Supposed to Be This Way, Uninvited, and more. She writes from her gray farm table and lives with her family in North Carolina. Connect with her at and on social media @LysaTerKeurst.

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