Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Best Yes by Lysa TerKeurst

We make scores of decisions every day. TerKeurst wants to help us change our approach to decision making. She wants us to honor God with our time. “How we spend our souls matters.” (62)

She asks us to identify that soul thing, that God honoring thing that keeps slipping away because we are so pressed for time. She helps us understand what “discerning what it best” (Phil. 1:9-10) means, involving knowledge, insight and wisdom. She asks us to assess our day and encourages scheduling.

She helps us with decision making in general, the fears, why there are no perfect decisions, dealing with our expectations, saying “no”, having a growth mind-set instead of a fixed one, and what to do when the decision doesn't seem to be working for you (do the next right thing right in front of you).

We will steer where we stare,” she writes. (91) So stare at God.

At the end of the book is a sort of Appendix, a decision tool, that helps the reader form a method of making the Best Yes decisions.

This is a great book for women who feel overwhelmed by all to which they have said yes. It is a very timely book as Christians are being distracted by so many “good” possibilities. Choosing the best takes discernment and TerKeurst's book helps the reader understand how to make those necessary decisions without feeling guilty. A very readable and recommended book.

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Food for thought:
Wisdom is either displayed or betrayed by our actions.” (230)
There is a big difference between saying yes to everything and saying yes to God.” (163)

Lysa TerKeurst is wife to Art and mom to five kids. She is the president of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the author of seventeen books. She is a popular speaker at women's events. You can find out more about her at and

Thomas Nelson, 264 pages.

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