Lisa’s Books

The Grace of Yes CoverThe Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living

 

 

by Lisa M. Hendey

Copyright: 2014
Publisher: Ave Maria Press

Summary:

Catholic new-media personality and bestselling author Lisa M. Hendey is fueled by a lifelong passion for her faith. In The Grace of Yes, she guides readers through pivotal moments of her journey and the eight virtues that have helped her–and will help readers–learn how to say yes to God. Lisa Hendey explores eight spiritual virtues that she believes are foundational to the Christian life. In opening windows to pivotal moments of her own spiritual journey, she helps readers learn about belief, generativity, creativity, integrity, humility, vulnerability, saying no, and starting over, and shows how these virtues lead to generous living and the ability to joyously say yes to God. Hendey reflects candidly on real-life struggles: the identity adjustment of leaving a blossoming career to become a stay-at-home mom; the temptation of Divahood as her online celebrity grew; the freedom and opportunities of empty-nest status versus the middle-aged body’s pull to slow down; her encounters with spiritual community during treatment for cancer; and the contrast between the profound lingering grief she confronted at a Rwandan genocide memorial and the astounding willingness of survivors there to forgive. Readers encounter Hendey’s own struggles and successes while soaking up her characteristic warmth and good advice. Hendey provides questions for personal reflection and a prayer to close the exploration of each virtue.

Endorsements:

The Grace of Yes shows why Lisa Hendey resonates with so many people around the world. With clear, accessible language, she teaches that the profound lessons of the Gospel can inform our daily lives. Every one of our interactions and every one of our decisions give us the opportunity to learn and grow in the way God intended. Lisa understands that, and when you read this book, you will, too.” –Carolyn Y. Woo, President and CEO, Catholic Relief Services

“It’s easier to say no than it is to say yes. When a friend needs help moving a couch, you’d rather say no. When the boss asks if you can take on more work, your instinct is to say no. When I ask a woman out on a date, she usually says no. ‘No’ is safe. ‘No’ is simple. But ‘no’ isn’t always the right answer. Lisa Hendey’s The Grace of Yes teaches, challenges, and encourages us how to say yes to God and others. Should you read this book? Yes! And God’s grace will work within you.” –Lino Rulli, Host of The Catholic Guy

The Handbook for Catholic Moms

Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul

 

 

by Lisa M. Hendey

Copyright: 2010
Publisher: Ave Maria Press

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Drawing from the deep tradition of the Catholic faith, Lisa Hendey coaches Catholic moms how to care for themselves―heart, mind, body, and soul―so that they can better love and care for their families, their neighbors, and their Church.

With warmth and wisdom, Hendey creates an environment where Catholic moms can reflect peacefully upon often-competitive topics like parenting style, types of schooling, and working outside the home. By sharing her own story, Hendey inspires readers to better balance their own needs with the demands of family life and faith commitment.

Endorsements:

Lisa Hendey’s passion for Catholic motherhood is born of many influences and I am proud to know that her experience as a Notre Dame student ranks among the most significant. This book is overflowing with Lisa’s generous spirit, deep compassion, and infectious enthusiasm for her family, her Church, and the vocation of Catholic motherhood. She makes a wonderful and most welcome contribution to our faith community. –Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., President Emeritus, University of Notre Dame

Lisa Hendey is the kind of friend whose advice you always treasure. Warm, wise, funny, compassionate, faith-filled, and, above all experienced in the joys and struggles of family life, her new book will be a lifesaver to Catholic women who try, hope, and pray to be good moms. –Rev. James Martin, S.J., Author of My Life with the Saints

 

A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms

52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul

 

 

by Lisa M. Hendey

Copyright: 2011
Publisher: Ave Maria Press

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Lisa Hendey’s enthusiasm for saints is contagious. Building on the success of her first book, Hendey continues her work as the Catholic mom’s coach to nurturing hearts, minds, bodies, and souls–this time through the rich Catholic communion of saints. With the warmth and candor of My Life with the Saints by James Martin, S.J., Hendey eloquently links personal stories, scripture, prayer, and simple soul-strengthening exercises into this rich spiritual resource for Catholic women.

Endorsements: 

“I am so grateful for Lisa Hendey’s new book. Whether you’re a spiritual Mom like me or a Mom with children who keep you on the move, A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms will provide much joy, guidance, and companionship on your journey.”–Teresa Tomeo, Host of Catholic Connection

“Lisa Hendey’s Catholicism is as pure and joyful as the saints she writes about. A gracefully written introduction to the holy exemplars who can teach, sustain and bless mothers.” –Paula Huston, Author of The Holy Way

 

 

O Radiant Dawn

5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath

 

 

by Lisa M. Hendey

Copyright: 2012
Publisher: Ave Maria Press

 

 

 

 

Summary:

Lisa Hendey, Catholic social media expert and creator of CatholicMom.com, presents five-minute daily devotions to help Catholic households embrace the spiritual riches of Advent.

This daily prayer book is created for use around an Advent wreath in Catholic households of any configuration. It contains twenty-eight devotional services, each designed to last only five minutes–an achievable goal for busy families. The single-page service includes: 1) a simple candle lighting, 2) a brief scripture passage paired with a reflection question for adults and older children and one for younger children, 3) silence, and 4) a closing prayer. Rooted in scriptural images of light, the booklet can be used perennially.

Endorsements:

“Lisa Hendey’s Catholicism is pure and joyful. Her words and her faith will warm your home and your Advent.”–Paula Huston, Author ofSimplifying the Soul

O Radiant Dawn offers families and individuals a quiet prelude to grace before meals, a simple prayer to begin the morning, or a respite anytime that seems right. Light the Advent wreath as you pause with these brief yet powerfully reverent, realistic, and reliable Advent prayers.” –Pat Gohn, Founder of Behold Communications and Among Women

 


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