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The Grace of Yes

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

About this Book and Author

About this Book and Author

Beloved Catholic blogger Lisa Hendey explores eight spiritual virtues that she believes are foundational to the Christian life.

The Accidental Innovator: Patheos' The Anchoress Interviews Lisa Hendey

The Accidental Innovator: Patheos' The Anchoress Interviews Lisa Hendey

Elizabeth Scalia

"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."

Praise for The Grace of Yes

Praise for The Grace of Yes

Various Authors

"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

Read an Excerpt

Read an Excerpt

Lisa M. Hendey

I am, of course, a sinner—but a hopeful, optimistic one. I trust that grace will save me.

Join the Grace of Yes Day Nov. 18!

Join the Grace of Yes Day Nov. 18!

Participating is simple: just share a post on social media about how you or someone you know said yes to God on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, and use the hashtag #graceofyes. Click here for more.

Lisa Hendey's Website

Lisa Hendey's Website

For more on Lisa's upcoming appearances, special projects, speaking engagements and work in New Media, visit her website here!

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

Answering God's Action in Our Lives

Answering God's Action in Our Lives

Pat Gohn

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?

In the Land of No,

In the Land of No, "Yes" is a Most Dangerous Word

Elizabeth Scalia

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.

Graceful Virtues

Graceful Virtues

Elizabeth Nordquist

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 Grace of No

The Grace of No

Jennifer Fitz

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.

Grace of Yes: A Unitarian Universalist Response

Grace of Yes: A Unitarian Universalist Response

Deanna Vandiver

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.

Say Yes!

Say Yes!

Kathy Schiffer

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.

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