The Grace of Yes

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Lisa Hendey’s latest book, The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living is now available from the following retail outlets:

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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.

Read a sample of The Grace of Yes here.

What Others Are Saying:

“We spend so much time thinking about the yeses in our calendars, our checkbooks, our parenting and other relationships that we sometimes forget the most important yes of all–our response to the call of God. Hendey shares her wisdom, her heart, and her experiences to remind us and refine us as we read. I give this book a resounding YES!” —Kristin Armstrong, Author of Happily Ever After

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 Grace of Yes urges you to ask big questions–and then to answer them in the small, loving actions of your daily life. Lisa Hendey offers encouragement to spiritual seekers by telling honest stories about the joys and struggles of living out her faith. She 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

The Grace of Yes is classic Lisa Hendey. Lisa’s transparency and candor, coupled with her experiences of living a life fully engaged, make this book well worth reading and sharing. Anyone seeking a path to more virtuous Catholic living should buy this excellent book!” —-Randy Hain, Author of The Journey to Heaven

Press Kit:

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About Lisa Hendey:

Lisa Hendey

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of 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. She blogs at Patheos, New Evangelizers, Integrated Catholic Life,, 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”, 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.

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