Thursday, May 19, 2016

Book Review: The Best Yes

Title: The Best Yes

Author: Lysa Terkeurst

Published: 2014

Pages: 253

I wasn't able to do much reading on the Dewey's readathon in April because Matt was out of town that weekend.  However, this book prompted a lay-in-bed-and-be-sick readathon a few weekends ago.  Although I didn't enjoy being sick, I certainly did enjoy this book!  

This is the first time I've read Terkeurst.  She is a Christian author who is well spoken, humorous, and painfully accurate when it comes to matters of the heart...

"My brain went off on this tangent of thoughts about how I give and give and give and sometimes just get sick and tired of giving.  So now I'm bringing Easter candy to a Christmas party I don't even want to go to with presents wrapped in birthday-ballon-covered bags."

Ha!  She is so funny!  One of the things I really got out of this book was that there usually aren't any perfect decisions.  We sometimes have a choice between two good decisions and just have to make a choice.

"God's promises are not dependent on my ability to always choose well, but rather on His ability  to use well."

Another aspect that I really took away was arming myself to sometimes say "no."  Terkeurst also has a blog and she once posed the topic...The Awkwardness of Saying NoOne of her commenters wrote..."I don't think we were designed to be fake superhero women...Who are we kidding...on the outside we look bullet proof, but we all know that girl with the cape is cheating somewhere...quality time with her kids?  Quiet time?  Body of Christ?  Bedroom?"  


I haven't been stopped in my tracks like that before in quite a while.  I'll admit that I have a bad habit of comparing myself to others and always feeling like I'm falling short.  The age of social media can certainly overwhelm us, can't it?  But the thing is...that might be the world's plan...but not God's plan.

This  book was such a blessing to me.  I just can't even come up with the words to describe it, but I hope I've given you a small glance.  Let me know if you check it out!


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  1. I'm going to have to get this one! You are the second person in a week to mention it. =)

    1. I hope you like it.

      It is important to say yes to certain things, but my main takeaway from the book was that it is ok to just tell people no sometimes. :)


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