The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living

The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living

by Lisa M. Hendey

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How often do you say “yes” to God in your daily life? Do you regularly share that yes with others?

Generous living isn’t just about putting money in the collection basket during Mass or always being the one who steps up to help out. According to bestselling Catholic author, speaker, blogger, and creator of Lisa M. Hendey, generous living is about consistently answering God’s call to act through mission and loving service to others. In The Grace of Yes, Hendey shares eight spiritual virtues that have allowed her—and will help you—live generously and joyously say yes to God.

With warmth and practical advice, Hendey helps you become more open to God’s unique plan for your life through the virtues of belief, generativity, creativity, integrity, humility, vulnerability, saying no, and starting over. As she candidly reflects on her own faith journey, Hendey guides you toward your own path of generous giving. Each chapter includes questions for personal reflection and a prayer that invites you into a deeper relationship with God.

Each chapter includes questions for personal reflection and a prayer that invites you into a deeper relationship with God.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781594714733
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 11/03/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 736,916
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder of the award-winning She is the bestselling author of The Handbook for Catholic MomsA Book of Saints for Catholic MomsThe Grace of Yes, The Chime Travelers children’s fiction series and I Am God’s Storyteller. Hendey is the coeditor of the The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion.
Hendey has appeared on EWTN, CatholicTV,  and as a part of the Momnipotent DVD series. Her work has appeared in Catholic DigestNational Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor.
Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic new media topics. She has spoken at the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, the Catholic Marketing Network, the University of Dallas Ministry Conference, the National Catholic Youth Conference, the Midwest Catholic Family Conference, and the National Council of Catholic Women. Selected as an Egan Journalism Fellow with Catholic Relief Services, Hendey has traveled, written and spoken on behalf of CRS, Unbound, and other non-profit organizations to support their humanitarian missions in Rwanda, the Philippines, India, Tanzania, Kenya, and Columbia.
She lives with her husband, Greg, in Los Angeles, California.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

1 The Grace of Belief 1

2 The Grace of Generativity 21

3 The Grace of Creativity 39

4 The Grace of Integrity 57

5 The Grace of Humility 69

6 The Grace of Vulnerability 87

7 The Grace of No 107

8 The Grace of Rebirth 125

Acknowledgments 143

Notes 145

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Lisa Hendey's "The Grace of Yes (Eight Virtues for Generous Living)" as part of a book club at Sacred Heart Church in Pinellas Park, Florida. I enjoyed this book immensely! And I especially related to her chapter on "The Grace of Generativity" which answered my questions on what to do about leaving a legacy for current and future generations of my family! In fact, our book club leader won a face-to-face visit over the Internet via Skype with Lisa where we could each talk to her and ask questions personally! She was absolutely wonderful in listening to and answering club members' comments and questions on her book. In addition, I think we all especially enjoyed the chapter on "The Grace of No" as well as the final chapter on "The Grace of Rebirth. I would highly recommend this book for anyone who wishes to grow as a woman spiritually! Ruth Hufford, Clearwater, FL
DrItaly More than 1 year ago
Faith is in essence saying an enthusiastic and unconditional “Yes” to the love of God which comes to us as a grace, a free and undeserved gift.  Lisa Hendey’s eminently practical book, The Grace of Yes, shows us eight beautiful pathways to expanding our “Yes” to God.   This ironically involves saying “no” not only to sin, but also to opportunities which may be good, but are not God’s best.  Enlivened with many stories drawn from author’s own life as well as the lives of others, the Grace of Yes is a rich yet accessible resource for anyone who desires a deeper and more intimate relationship with Christ.