The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa TerkeurstThe Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands by Lysa Terkeurst

The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands

byLysa Terkeurst

Paperback | August 19, 2014

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Are you living with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule and aching with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul? 

Lysa TerKeurst is learning that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. In The Best Yes she will help you:

  • Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love.
  • Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no. 
  • Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process. 
  • Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.
Lysa TerKeurst is president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited and The Best Yes. She writes from her sticky farm table and lives with her family in North Carolina. Connect with her at  
Title:The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless DemandsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.38 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:August 19, 2014Publisher:Thomas NelsonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1400205859

ISBN - 13:9781400205851


Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a keeper This book is something like I've never read before. It was not what I expected - it was even more beautiful. The words and the feelings shared within the lines of this real life story could teach us all how to live a life with a lot more gratitude and a lot more grace. I'm so glad this vulnerable soul chose to share her story during a really hard time.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Yes Meal Lysa's experience with the scriptures and her life are inspiring. When life is too busy with commitments, then it's more important to have the YES meal. Lysa's YES is not a yes to anything but to only the best thing in life, so we can continue to be lovely. I read this book with my book club. Lots of reflections. Highly recommend!
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Life changing! This book taught me even though something might seem like a great thing to do it isn't always the best thing to do at the time. She walks you through how to asses a situation and how to give a yes or no answer. This book encouraged me to do more inner reflection and to no the so quick to say "YES" #plumreview
Date published: 2018-04-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Must Read Here is another woman who is amazing at giving credit and acknowledgement to living life real. To being introspective and assessing situations to making decisions based on the most loving response; whether that be a "yes" or a "no".
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definitely Recommend! I read this at a perfect time and it was just what I needed. I'm going to be candid and say that lately, in the past year or so, I have been struggling with balance. I have believed it to be more of a work-life balance but I now realize that I haven't been balancing my personal life very well either. I realize it all sounds cliché but in the effort of trying to "do it all", I probably wasn't doing any of it to my full potential. I knew I wanted to eventually read this book and that I wanted to make some changes so with this New Year started, I decided to pick this up. Overall, this book was relatable and helpful. It outlined some ways to make a change and also gave examples of how we could be doing things wrong at detriment to ourselves. Lysa Terkeurst is also extremely relatable and humorous so the messages she puts out do not feel like she believes she's 'holier than thou'. I believe she is trying to help people and I believe this book is a result from that. I know I will be reading this again because I did read it at a fairly fast pace (because I didn't want to put it down). I think it would be more beneficial to read this at a slower pace while putting it to work into everyday life. Next time I read this I think I will do it with the supplemental study. I cannot wait to read more of Lysa Terkeurst's earlier works as well as books that will come in the future. I fully believe she's trying to help people and her books are her act of doing so. Definitely recommend this book, however I must place a disclaimer that it does involve a heavy aspect of faith and if that isn't for you, this book may not be either.
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from life changing I have read this book twice and shared it with others. It has completely changed how I look at my responses to so many areas, including involvement in Church ministry. Slowly learning to chose the BEST yes. Thank you again, Lysa for you insight and encouragement
Date published: 2017-10-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from awesome. Great book. I have read it several times and highly recommend it.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read This book is beautiful inside out! It's deep and has some funny fluff all at the same time. Very good, wise godly advise. I recommend it for all young girls, people who are at a fork in the road or someone who just wants a good read, pick it up!
Date published: 2017-01-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read! This book is a must read. Great insights into being wise and understanding that the command to love is not the disease to please.
Date published: 2015-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Anyone with a critical disease or who loves someone with one Needs to read this book. It's hard and beautifulits Kara and her family's story. It's all of our stories sooner or later.
Date published: 2015-04-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved the honesty of Michelle's struggle with life, sickness and godliness I am amazed at Michelle's willingness to not give in to cancer and doubt. I was blown away by her honesty and determination to live not just for herself but for the children she took in when she was still battling cancer. I found so much strength through her story. I'm battling my own illness right now and her story gave me hope and a good attitude in the midst of suffering. Thanks Michelle for sharing your story.
Date published: 2015-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Treasure-Trove of Wisdom "A Best Yes is you playing your part. If you know it and believe it, you'll live it." With these words, best-selling author and president of Proverbs 31 Ministries Lysa TerKeurst invites readers to join her on a journey of seeking wisdom in everyday choices. Using humor to enhance her warm and witty writing style, readers will feel as though they are sharing a cup of latte while chatting with Lysa, listening as she shares gentle gems of wisdom. Published by Thomas Nelson in the summer of 2014, The Best Yes is destined for a place of honor on the bookshelves of women around the world - women of all ages, circumstances, and walks of life. The foundational concepts of The Best Yes focus on the power of two small words - 'yes' and 'no'. As godly women, we often seem to believe that God wants us to say yes to everything that is asked of us? But Lysa reveals this simply isn't true. Saying no to lesser things doesn't mean we aren't operating in love, but opens the door for amazing, incredible, divine opportunities for us to give our Best Yeses. As Lysa points out, "Never is a woman so fulfilled as when she chooses to underwhelm her schedule so she can let God overwhelm her soul." In order to live in the truth of the Best Yes, we must be ordering our lives according to Biblical wisdom - and so wisdom is another point of focus in the book. According to Lysa, "Knowledge is wisdom that comes from acquiring truth. Insight is wisdom that comes from living out the truth we acquire. Discernment is wisdom that comes from the Holy Spirit?s reminders of that knowledge and insight." With many personal anecdotes, step-by-step guidelines, and Scripture-based insights, The Best Yes helps readers understand how to begin applying wise decision-making skills to daily life. The Best Yes is packed to overflowing with gems of truth and direction, and is written with beautiful grace and style. It offers so much more than expected, and contains information that can be applied almost universally. However, occasional portions of the book tend to emphasize the author's position as a mature, married woman and mother of teenage and young-adult children - and this proves alienating to readers who are not mothers, or even married. Although this is clearly not the author's intention, when the focus remains for several pages on the roles of wives and mothers, single, younger women may begin to feel detached and lose interest in messages not meant for their current season of life. If these readers can hold on, however, the book is sure to once again whisper a personal truth to their hearts. Overall, The Best Yes is a treasure-trove of Biblical wisdom? And just like a buried treasure, each person who seeks it will discover one or more special jewels meant just for her. *** This book was provided courtesy of HarperCollins Canada, in exchange for my honest review. It is available for purchase at bookstores from Thomas Nelson Publishers.
Date published: 2014-11-11