The God of Yes: How Faith Makes All Things New [NOOK Book]

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The Christian life is often defined as "no." What starts with a desire to reject descructive things morphs into a "no" to people, enjoyment, laughter, pleasure, success, and ultimately life itself. Before we know it, we've reduced the Christian faith to a huge rejection of just about everything God has created. Is it any wonder why many in our culture think of Christianity and "no" comes to mind?
We need perspective. We need more than just ...
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The God of Yes: How Faith Makes All Things New

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Overview


The Christian life is often defined as "no." What starts with a desire to reject descructive things morphs into a "no" to people, enjoyment, laughter, pleasure, success, and ultimately life itself. Before we know it, we've reduced the Christian faith to a huge rejection of just about everything God has created. Is it any wonder why many in our culture think of Christianity and "no" comes to mind?
We need perspective. We need more than just "no." We need to experience a divine "yes" to all of life as a gift from God.
Ecclesiastes, through Solomon's journals, gives us a huge dose of reality. Solomon's entire experience is a counterintuitive "yes" to God and every aspect of life. It provides a framework for a faith that squares off with reality and finds it infused with meaning.
THE GOD OF YES will explore this counterintuitive approach and provide clear application on how faith can infuse meaning to the monotony of everyday life. It will flip Ecclesiastes upside down to show that it is actually affirming life in all of its parts with God at the center. It will challenge the reader that his or her life can look different even if nothing changes externally.
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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/09/2013
Pastor of a Las Vegas church that is one of the largest and fastest growing congregations in America, Wilhite (Pursued) fulfills a longtime desire to write a book on Ecclesiastes that draws on a text from the Apostle Paul: “For all of God’s promises have been fulfilled in Christ with a resounding ‘Yes!’ ” (2 Cor. 1:20). This book is part of the sizeable subgenre of Christian self-help that reads like a sermon series put into print, and one could wonder if it were not better to hear rather than read the material. Readers have come to expect these pastor-written sermon-ish books to include many personal stories, rather than straight-line exposition about Bible texts, and one quality that distinguishes Wilhite is his willingness to be vulnerable and self-disclosing. Of his own quick-tempered outburst at a homeless person for complaining about food that had been served, Wilhite says, “Not exactly what Jesus would do.” For readers who enjoy conversational, anecdotal discussion of Bible texts, this is an affirmative read. (Feb.)
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"Open this book and let Jud take you on a journey of spiritual discovery. You'll be encouraged, refreshed, challenged, inspired, and renewed. Don't delay-say 'Yes' to the adventure that awaits."—Lee Strobel, author of The Case for Christ and The Case for Faith

"THE GOD OF YES reads like a letter from a favorite friend. Jud is both wise and winsome. Since I've been on my own personal journey to live in God's yes this was a perfect resource that came at the perfect time. This book reinvigorated my passion, reminded me my contributions matter, and reignited my awareness to savor the small gifts. Don't just buy this book, dare to live its message!"—Lysa TerKeurst, author of Unglued, president of Proverbs 31 Ministries

"So many tend to look at God as a heavenly naysayer when He is really full of yeses. In his important book, THE GOD OF YES, Jud Wilhite shares ten life-changing principles that will transform your thinking and help you say yes to the life God wants you to have."—Craig Groeschel, author of Alter Ego, founding and senior pastor of Life Church

"Life as a Christian is supposed to be freedom, not slavery; it's supposed to be exciting, not boring; it's supposed to be an adventure, not predictable; it's supposed to be 'yes,' not 'no.' Jud helps us see all the areas where we misunderstand God's freedom and live under self-imposed rules, all the while God is waiting for us to ask so that He can say 'yes.'"—Kyle Idelman, author of Not a Fan and gods at War, teaching pastor at Southeast Christian Church

"Sometimes we can buy into the wrong notion that God is all about saying no to the things we desire in our life. Don't allow the wrong focus of who God is to prevent you from realizing all that He has planned for you. If you have forgotten that Jesus came to bring good news, that He has a plan for your life and loves you, then I hope you will read this book and open your life up to the extraordinary truth of God's 'yes' to you."—Pete Wilson, author of Let Hope In, founding and lead pastor of Cross Point Church

Lee Strobel
"Open this book and let Jud take you on a journey of spiritual discovery. You'll be encouraged, refreshed, challenged, inspired, and renewed. Don't delay-say 'Yes' to the adventure that awaits."
Lysa TerKeurst
"THE GOD OF YES reads like a letter from a favorite friend. Jud is both wise and winsome. Since I've been on my own personal journey to live in God's yes this was a perfect resource that came at the perfect time. This book reinvigorated my passion, reminded me my contributions matter, and reignited my awareness to savor the small gifts. Don't just buy this book, dare to live its message!"
Craig Groeschel
"So many tend to look at God as a heavenly naysayer when He is really full of yeses. In his important book, THE GOD OF YES, Jud Wilhite shares ten life-changing principles that will transform your thinking and help you say yes to the life God wants you to have."
Kyle Idelman
"Life as a Christian is supposed to be freedom, not slavery; it's supposed to be exciting, not boring; it's supposed to be an adventure, not predictable; it's supposed to be 'yes,' not 'no.' Jud helps us see all the areas where we misunderstand God's freedom and live under self-imposed rules, all the while God is waiting for us to ask so that He can say 'yes.'"
Pete Wilson
"Sometimes we can buy into the wrong notion that God is all about saying no to the things we desire in our life. Don't allow the wrong focus of who God is to prevent you from realizing all that He has planned for you. If you have forgotten that Jesus came to bring good news, that He has a plan for your life and loves you, then I hope you will read this book and open your life up to the extraordinary truth of God's 'yes' to you."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781455515387
  • Publisher: FaithWords
  • Publication date: 2/4/2014
  • Sold by: Hachette Digital, Inc.
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 640,418
  • File size: 397 KB

Meet the Author

Jud Wilhite is an author, speaker and senior pastor of Central Christian Church, a church founded in Las Vegas with campuses in multiple states. Central is recognized as one of the largest and fastest growing churches in America. In partnership with God Behind Bars, Central innovated multi-site church campuses inside prisons in several states. A recent study revealed that over ninety percent of people surveyed at Central said God "saved their lives" through the church. Jud is the author of several books includingTorn, Throw it Down, and Uncensored Grace. He and his wife Lori have two kids and live in the Las Vegas area.
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  • Posted February 21, 2014

    Truly enjoyed this book. I love Jud's unique writing style! Some

    Truly enjoyed this book. I love Jud's unique writing style! Somehow he can address 'deep' stuff, i.e., Ecclesiastes and make it very
    understandable and practical. I have found myself applying what I learned. Of course, I always enjoy Jud's humor. 

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  • Posted February 20, 2014

    Everyone should say YES to this book whether you are a seeker, n

    Everyone should say YES to this book whether you are a seeker, new belier or have known God your whole life.  Knowing Him as the God of YES is always encouraging wherever you are on your journey.  Grab it today and discover where His yeses have blessed you all along.  

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  • Posted February 20, 2014

    Not only is this an incredible book, I think it may be Jud's bes

    Not only is this an incredible book, I think it may be Jud's best one yet! While some see God as the big "naysayer" above, this book helps you understand that God is actually quite the opposite. An exciting & adventurous life awaits for you and me if we will allow his YES empower us to live the life He created for us to live. He is for us, not against us!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2014

    Growing up, I always thought the Bible and God gave just a list

    Growing up, I always thought the Bible and God gave just a list of things I couldn't do. As I became a Christian I saw that God wanted the best for me and that He wasn't the God of no, but a God of Yes! This book is incredible. Definitely a great read and gift for friends/family. 

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