About the Book and Author

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The Grace of Yes
Eight Virtues for Generous Living

By Lisa M. Hendey

About the Book

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.

Beloved Catholic blogger 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.

About the Author

Lisa M. HendeyLisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of CatholicMom.com and the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs, including Catholic Mom TV and Making the Grade, a program aimed at promoting quality Catholic education. Lisa has additionally appeared on EWTN, CatholicTV and as a part of the Momnipotent DVD series. Hendey is the technology contributor for EWTN's SonRise Morning Show and host of a radio program on Radio Maria. She blogs at Patheos, New Evangelizers, Integrated Catholic Life, CatholicTourist.com, and Productivity At Home. Her articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor.

Hendey travels nationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic new media topics. In 2013, she was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow and traveled with Catholic Relief Services in Rwanda to study and write on the aftereffects of the Rwandan genocide on the eve of its twentieth anniversary. This experience inspired the launch of 'World View Wednesday' at CatholicMom.com, an initiative to keep busy mothers informed about world news developments and to aid their families in prayerfully and materially contributing to global crises and causes.

Hendey speaks internationally on faith, family, and technology issues. Her schedule has included the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Catholic Marketing Network, the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, the Midwest Family Conference, and the National Council of Catholic Women. Hendey lives with her family in Fresno, California.