Book Review: The Best Yes

The Best Yes

Author: Lysa TerKeurst

Publisher: Thomas Nelson



Back Cover: The Best Yes

Are you living with the stress of

an overwhelmed schedule and aching

with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul?

Lysa TerKeurst is learning that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. In The Best Yes, she will help you

  • Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love.
  • Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no.
  • Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process.
  • Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your Best Yes today.


Book Review: The Best Yes

What an incredible book! This is one of my favorite books so far in 2016 and possibly of all-time. As we enter a new year, there will be many decisions for us to make and The Best Yes is a wonderful book to begin the year with. Each of our decisions will lead to other decisions and ultimately will be the life we live, as Lysa says. Using the tools in The Best Yes we can begin to make the decisions that will help us head towards the future we desire and the future God has prepared for us.

This book is packed with helpful insights and tips to help us not only see the opportunities in our life for the Best Yes, but how to ensure we make those Best Yes choices. I struggle with making decisions and can find myself in analysis paralysis, as Lysa terms it, and can delay my decision for much longer than I need to.

In The Best Yes, we are taken through the process of decision making and learn how to weigh in our decisions with God’s Word, His counsel and the help of those wise people He places in our lives. Lysa help us to learn the importance of saying the small no. What a difference this one word would make in our lives to allow us the white space we need to be open to the Best Yes God has for us.

I’d recommend The Best Yes for anyone that struggles with making decisions, out of fear of making the wrong decision. Learn how to assess each decision and find out if it is a Yes, No or a Best Yes opportunity for your life. Learn to have more confidence in making your decisions daily, from the small ones, to the big ones. Lysa writes this book in a way that is really easy to ready and very hard to put down. Do you struggle with taking action or you find you say yes to the extent you are burnt out or not allowing room for what God has called you to do? If so, this book is for you.

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Thanks for taking the time to read this review and God bless!



We must not confuse the command to love with the disease to please. And it’s not just because of the vicious cycles of people pleasing, although that’s part of it. I miss Best Yes opportunities sometimes because I simply don’t know they’re part of the equation. I get all twisted up in making the decision to check either the Yes or No box, not realizing there is a third box that reads Best Yes. 

Lysa TerKeurst, The Best Yes


The Best Yes

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