The Grace of Yes
Eight Virtues for Generous Living
by Lisa M. Hendey
"'No' is safe. 'No' is simple. But 'no' isn't always the right answer. Lisa Hendey's book teaches, challenges, and encourages us how to say yes to God and others. Should you read this book? Yes!"—Lino Rulli, host of The Catholic Guy
Beloved Catholic blogger Lisa Hendey explores eight spiritual virtues that she believes are foundational to the Christian life.
"I don’t know how long God will have me doing this little work, but I am joyful for every moment, even when the work is exhausting or feels daunting."
"Lisa Hendey demonstrates that the path of faith isn't always an easy one, but it's always worth the effort." -- Kerry Weber, Author of Mercy in the City
Lisa M. Hendey
I am, of course, a sinner—but a hopeful, optimistic one. I trust that grace will save me.
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Are you ready to honestly examine God’s divine action in your life — his graces — and respond in a way that he can use you for his glory — his will?
Its is such a “safe” place, the Land of “No.” You never have to step out of a comfort zone. It’s very safe, but also very sterile.
It is a gift to discover a companion on the spiritual journey from a tradition different from one’s own. Lisa Hendey is a Roman Catholic; I am a Presbyterian Protestant. Yet in reading her new book, I found that there were many places where our paths were similar, if not identical.
The thing about being a yes person is that you have to also be a no person. The trick is in knowing when to use which word.
The eight virtues she lifts up, however, are priceless gifts for living into this world as faithful, generous people. I am grateful that she has named them so clearly.
This would be a great book for personal reflection, for a book club, or to tuck under the Christmas tree for someone you care about.