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Say Yes When Life Says No

Say Yes When Life Says No

by DeForest B. Soaries Jr.


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Many people understand what it feels like when life continually throws obstacles, prejudice, hardship, and economic challenge in what seems an endless string of misfortune. It can feel like life constantly challenges us with “no” in the form of:

  • Loneliness
  • Judgment
  • Negativity
  • Sickness
  • Death, and more

But when we draw on the same faith as the blind man in John Chapter 9, we learn to trust that Jesus will know our plight, show up and give us what we need to not only turn our life course, but to also have our hearts sing “yes!”

Drawn from the remarkable life experiences of one man, Say Yes When Life Says No includes a first-hand account of Rev. Dr. DeForest Soaries – pastor, husband, father, public servant, and cancer survivor. Enriched with personal stories and vivid Biblical references, Dr. Soaries provokes us to see every obstacle in life as an opportunity and every burden as a potential blessing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830777310
Publisher: David C Cook
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. has been blessed with many accomplishments through his experiences with church, government, and corporate entities. His ministry is focused on spiritual growth, educational excellence, economic empowerment, and faith-based community development. Dr. Soaries resides in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, with his wife, Donna, and twin sons.

Table of Contents

Preface 17
Introduction 21
1. The No of Being Blind 33
2. The No of Being Lonely 55
3 The No of Being Judged 69
4. The No of Negative People 89
5 The No of Uncertainty 107
6. The No of the Wrong Pool 123
7. The No of New Devils 141
8. The No of an Unexpected Future 161
9. The No of Misinterpreted Signs 181
10. The No of an Ultimate Ending 195
Conclusion 211
Acknowledgments 217
Notes 221

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