Larson, Susie. Your Sacred Yes: Trading Life-Draining Obligations for Freedom, Passion & Joy. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers. 2015.
Busy, busy, busy…everyone seems to be so busy these days without the time to think, especially before saying “yes”. In her new book, Your Sacred Yes, author Susie Larson instructs, encourages and coaches on saying “yes” more carefully. She demonstrates that responding with “yes” when we aren’t really meant to, can limit the time with God, test our patience, overstretch our talents beyond our abilities and wreck havoc on our lives. With Bible verses, stories of experience, personal reflection questions and group discussion starters, it is hard not to say “no”.
A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
So many are caught up in the whirlwind of life, acting on “should-do’s”, comparing abilities to others, concerned about other opinions and losing sight of God in the process, that “yes” has become automatic in some situations and on many occasions. I appreciated the message delivered within this book although not always easy to hear nor act upon. Especially captivating was the thought of “yes meaning no”…saying ‘yes” to something means saying “no” to something else. Saying “yes” to working more hours means saying “no” to family. An interesting concept to ponder and consider. Excellent book as a ministry, sermon or group study, it also works well as a devotional for personal use.
4.5 (out of 5) pennies
*I received a complimentary copy of Your Sacred Yes from Bethany House Publishers for my honest review*
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Sounds really good and interesting! So true that saying yes to some things means no to others! I like it!
It is a hard thing to do sometimes (saying “yes” to some while saying “no” to others) but SO necessary! I like it too!!
Yes me too. It also highlighted for me the importance of saying no to preserve other things. I have felt guilt with the “no” but it often times is necessary? I loved this thanks!
I SO agree with you! The guilt of “no” sometimes makes saying “yes” easier, even though it may not be the right answer. Thanks for visiting- I love your family recipes on your blog! I have read and reviewed some really nice cookbooks lately…now, I only need more time!! (Perhaps by saying “no” more? LOL)
Haha yes lol