The Grace of Yes
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 Diva-hood 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.
Features & Benefits
- Hendey reaches more than four million people in the United States and abroad each year with her extensive speaking schedule and catholicmom.com website. She appeared at more than fifty venues during 2013.
- Hendey is a regular contributor to national media outlets, including EWTN’s Son Rise Morning Show with Brian Patrick, The Catholic Channel, Kresta in the Afternoon on Ave Maria Radio, Catholic Mom on KNXTTV, and A Good Measure at Patheos Catholic.
- Engaging lessons from Hendey's spiritual life will resonate with her fans as well as any Christian hungry for good company along the path of generous living.