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The Best Yes Audiobook

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

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Learn to find and play the role God wants most for you to play, not the ones you feel pressured into playing for the sake of others or even our sense of accomplishment and worth. Most of us spend a lot of our lives figuring out when to say yes and when to say no. How to manage our time, reduce stress, do our best for our families, find a little space for "me". But we don't find space for our souls until we learn to step past the yes and no of daily decisions and seek a third option: the best yes. The best yes is the choice that shapes all our other choices. It's what allows us to play our necessary parts in God's plan, to spend our energy and focus our passion on the assignments that really are ours.

How do we learn to say that best yes? It requires honesty. Imagination. Attention. Trust. Humility. Practice - lots of practice. And wisdom. The best yes is really all about wisdom - learning to make truly wise decisions. And that's the heart of this book. "I want us to become powerfully effective decision makers," writes Lysa Terkeurst. "Because then we will live powerfully effective lives. And spend our souls doing powerfully effective work to the glory of God." With her signature mix of transparency, Scripture-laced insight, and "been there" humor, she suggests usable strategies for choosing wisely and encourages us all to shout and whisper our own best yes to life, day by decision-making day.

©2014 Thomas Nelson (P)2014 Thomas Nelson

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    "Wish Lysa was narrating"

    Lysa's writing style is so fun and easy to read. I had a hard time listening to someone else read this book because Lysa's writing is so fun and personable. For example, it's weird to hear someone else refer to "my man" or " I held my daughter as she cried." It loses a lot of what makes Lysa seem so authentic when someone else is reading. The content is great! I just would have preferred Lysa to read it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Mary Starr Carter 12-05-14 Member Since 2013

    Dr. Mary Starr known as the Total Wellness Doc and Mom is a retired Chiropractor turned Wellness Advocate and Business Leader

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    "Best Lysa TerKeurst Book yet!"
    Would you listen to The Best Yes again? Why?

    I have already listened to The Best Yes 3 times and will continue to listen. Specifically talks to so many issues moms and women face. Excellent Encouragement with strategies for your Best YES.


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    Brenda McGraw 11-01-14 Member Since 2014
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    "The Best Yes is God's plan our my life!"
    Would you listen to The Best Yes again? Why?

    I love Lysa's heart. She is so transparent and relatable. I want to be "one wise woman" as mentioned in the scriptures as l face decisions. Our decisions and choices lead us to our circumstances, consequences and to Christ's plans for us. We just need to listen. Lysa shares ways to determine what decisions are best in our lives. We all have made good choices and not so good choices, but Lysa helps us to find the Best Yes answers so we will not lived overwhelmed all the time. I loved the book and loved listening to it on Audible. I do wish however, Lysa had read it herself. But it was great!


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    J Freeman Gainesville, FL United States 02-21-16
    J Freeman Gainesville, FL United States 02-21-16 Member Since 2014

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    "Encouraging &"

    I listened to this book on 1.25 speed and it was perfect. I am not the most patient listener! The information in this book was useful & inspirational. Some of it was a reiteration of common sense & things I already have in practice and other parts were enlightening. Very good information & insight into how our decisions mold and shape us, how we have control over them and how they impact our lives.

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    AndMe 09-04-15
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    "Life Changing!"
    What did you love best about The Best Yes?

    Everything! It was so wonderful and life changing. I now need to just apply all I learned in this book!


    What other book might you compare The Best Yes to and why?

    Keep it Shut, both great Christian leaders.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I loved how she provided real life experiences that she encountered that led to this book.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    YES


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    ShoppingStephers Odenton, MD 02-09-15
    ShoppingStephers Odenton, MD 02-09-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Narrator was too dramatic"

    The content of the book was good, but the way the narrator read the book was too dramatic. I couldn't stand the long pauses and ended up listening to it at 1.25 or 1.5 speeds.

    The Best Yes has some great ideas and would be very relevant for many. I felt some portions spoke right to me, while other sections pertained to people I know. It could have been shortened a bit with fewer stories and comments like nani nani boo boo. Overall a good book.

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    Mrssmbranchjr 01-13-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Exactly what I needed"

    I loved this book. I will be listening to this book multiple times until I get it. Lysa seemed to know exactly what I struggle with. The words of this book normalized my feelings about saying yes and the struggle that ensured when I desired to do "the right thing". It has been a true blessing to me. I love that she even gives practical steps to consider when making a decision.

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    BBeuten 08-14-16
    BBeuten 08-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Say YES to the Best Yes!"

    God used this book perfectly in my life, the way He always does! I started reading it at just the right time in life. Lysa beautifully teaches how to prioritize and declutter life with practical illustrations and stories from her own experience. I am still a work in progress, but thanks to Lysa and the power of the Holy Spirit in her writing, I am learning to say Yes in the best ways and also learning when to say No.

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    D.Ann 08-04-16
    D.Ann 08-04-16 Member Since 2015
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    "The "Best Yes" is indeed the Best Response!"

    This book opened my eyes to responding and choosing the "BEST YES"... I love Lysa's writing and thought-provoking messages and illustrations.

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    Kay 06-18-16
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    "insightful and enjoyable"

    I found myself smiling often. I was able to relate with all of her personal shareing.

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    "Taking time to read this was a best yes decision"

    A beautiful and powerful narration, I enjoyed every minute of it. It had me laughing, it brought a tear and has made me seriously reevaluate my decision-making processes. Thank you!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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