Book Review: The Best Yes

Never is a woman so fulfilled as when she chooses to underwhelm her schedule so she can let God overwhelm her soul.

I’m the type of person that thrives on busy. I enjoy organizing events, knowing that my days won’t be boring, and making sure there are no long stretches of time that are unpeopled. I’ve even been known to get an adrenaline rush from the stress of looming deadlines. (Yeah, I know I’m crazy.) All that to say, this wasn’t a book I actively sought out. I was making another purchase and decided to pick a random title from the discount section.

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The Best Yes isn’t a book on how to organize your schedule better so you can juggle it all. It’s also not advice on how to cut your schedule down to bare bones in order to enjoy simplicity. Instead, it’s a book about focus and wholeheartedness. It’s about protecting your time at Jesus feet from the endless demands that clamor for our time.

the-best-yes_aMy favorite thing about The Best Yes is that the author didn’t advocate saying ‘no’ to requests simply because you feel busy and need more white space in your life. Instead, she encourages readers to prioritize their walk with God so they can hear his voice directing them in how to spend their limited resource of time.


I’m a Martha kind of girl. Being in the thick of things, serving by organizing and orchestrating, is what I love best. This book reminded me of what I already know–it’s important to not loose the quite moments of reverence and learning and worship in the midst of good activity, but it also gave practical advice on how to make space for those times, and how those times can direct what I spend my time on so that all of the activity is the activity God has called me to.

We will steer where we stare. So stare mightily at God and His plan


P.S. This book was written to a female audience. Guys could certainly find the advice useful, but they aren’t the target readership. 😉



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