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The Grace of Yes

The Grace of Yes

Eight Virtues for Generous Living 

Author: Lisa M. Hendey

Price: $15.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 160

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-472-6

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: November 3, 2014

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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.

Features & Benefits:

  • The Grace of Yes was given a 2015 Excellence in Publishing Award by the Association for Catholic Publishers.
  • Sales of Hendey’s four books with Ave Maria Press total more than 55,000 copies.
  • Hendey reaches more than four million people in the United States and abroad each year with her extensive speaking schedule and through
  • Hendey is a regular contributor on national media including EWTN radio, The Catholic Channel on Sirius/XM Radio, and Ave Maria Radio. She has appeared on EWTN Television and CatholicTV.


"A resounding YES!"

"I am deeply grateful that Lisa Hendey said yes to The Grace of Yes. We spend so much time thinking about the yeses in our calendars, our checkbooks, our parenting and other relationships that we sometimes forget the most important yes of all--our response to the call of God. Hendey shares her wisdom, her heart, and her experiences to remind us and refine us as we read. I give this book a resounding YES!"

Kristin Armstrong
Author of Happily Ever After

"Shows why Lisa Hendey resonates with so many!"

"The Grace of Yes shows why Lisa Hendey resonates with so many people around the world. With clear, accessible language, she teaches that the profound lessons of the Gospel can inform our daily lives. Every one of our interactions and every one of our decisions give us the opportunity to learn and grow in the way God intended. Lisa understands that, and when you read this book, you will, too."

Carolyn Y. Woo
President and CEO
Catholic Relief Services

"Honest stories."

"The Grace of Yes urges you to ask big questions—and then to answer them in the small, loving actions of your daily life. Lisa Hendey offers encouragement to spiritual seekers by telling honest stories about the joys and struggles of living out her faith. She demonstrates that the path of faith isn't always an easy one, but it's always worth the effort."


Kerry Weber
Author of Mercy in the City

"Anyone seeking a path to more virtuous Catholic living should buy this excellent book!"

The Grace of Yes is classic Lisa Hendey. Lisa’s transparency and candor coupled with her experiences of living a life fully engaged make this book well worth reading and sharing. Anyone seeking a path to more virtuous Catholic living should buy this excellent book!”


Randy Hain
Author of Journey to Heaven

"Teaches, challenges, and encourages."

"It's easier to say no than it is to say yes. When a friend needs help moving a couch, you'd rather say no. When the boss asks if you can take on more work, your instinct is to say no. When I ask a woman out on a date, she usually says no. 'No' is safe. 'No' is simple. But 'no' isn't always the right answer. Lisa Hendey's The Grace of Yes teaches, challenges, and encourages us how to say yes to God and others. Should you read this book? Yes! And God's grace will work within you."

Lino Rulli
Host of "The Catholic Guy" On SiriusXM Satellite Radio

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Live with Lisa Hendey and Pat Gohn at the World Meeting of Families 2015

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