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About the Book

Lysa TerKeurst is learning that there is a big difference between saying yes to everyone and saying yes to God. In The Best Yes she will help you:



Cure the disease to please with a biblical understanding of the command to love.


Escape the guilt of disappointing others by learning the secret of the small no.


Overcome the agony of hard choices by embracing a wisdom based decision-making process.


Rise above the rush of endless demands and discover your best yes today.

About Lysa

lysaLysa TerKeurst is president and chief visionary officer of Proverbs 31 Ministries and the author of six New York Times bestsellers, including Good Boundaries and Goodbyes, Forgiving What You Can’t Forget, and It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way. She writes from her family’s farm table and lives in North Carolina. Connect with her at www.LysaTerKeurst.com or on social media @LysaTerKeurst.

From Lysa…

I’m never the hero of my books.

I write from the hurt of my struggle and the hope of God’s truth. My books seem to travel like whispers from deep places and end up leaking out through pixelated letters.

Beth Moore once said, “Authors don’t always choose their books. Their path, and more often their pain, do the picking.” My new book, The Best Yes: Making Wise Decisions in the Midst of Endless Demands, did just that. It picked me.

I wrote this message, because I need this message.

I wrote it because I’m tired of rushing and stressing and missing out on the sweet parts of life. I found myself saying, “I’ll do that thing that makes my soul come alive when I can find time.” But no one in the history of the world has ever found more time or made more time.

We all get 168 hours a week. No more. No less. And too many of us are missing out on too much.

We have to slow the rhythm of rush in our lives so the best of who we are can emerge.

Part of the rush is due to people pleasing. I’m a chronic people-pleaser. I’d love to say I’m a recovering people-pleaser. That sounds so much more tidy.

The truth is people pleasing is so engraved in my thinking process, I really have to be conscious of it every single day.

So knowing how to say no and when to say yes is definitely woven into this message.

But there’s something deeper that pulses through the pages of this book. When I set my life to the rhythm of rush, I just quite honestly don’t like who I am.

Rushing robs me of the sweetest parts of life- the parts of life that feed my soul. When a woman lives with the stress of an overwhelmed schedule, she’ll ache with the sadness of an underwhelmed soul.

And I guess I’m just tired of that deep ache.

Maybe you are too?

Instead of constantly dreading saying yes and feeling powerless to say no, there’s another option.

And that is to ask, “What is my Best Yes in this?”

When I unrush myself and use the Best Yes as a filter of every decision I make, the best of me emerges. And I want to live with the best of me, front and center in my life all of the time.

I suspect you want to live with the best of you, too. If so, The Best Yes is for you.

What people are saying

The biblical filters in The Best Yes are amazing tools to better process my thoughts and actions. With Lysa's help, the Bible is beginning to speak personally to me.

Jill W.

A must read. And then must read again! Fabulous book!!!

Nicci R.

The Best Yes poignantly talks about the struggle between our hearts and our heads as we try to live up to the world's Super Woman challenges for our lives. This book is helping me break the cycle of stress, exhaustion, and overcommitment from trying to please everyone.

Susan D.

One of the best time management books ever! Not only does this book help you to prioritize your schedule, but it takes the Word of God and teaches you how to apply it to your daily life. Then you can make choices that honor God and see where you are truly called to be.

Lori B.

The Best Yes is a life changer for women trying to cope with the demands of frazzled, unfulfilled living. Lysa gives practical and godly insight for wisely choosing the Best Yes in order to restore balance and bring joy back to everyday life.

Melanie P.

It was like a pep talk straight from God through Lysa to my own spirit! Chock-full of insight and practical application, this book will change the way you look at God's plan for you and how to be a part of it! I could read it again and again and again!

Wendie C.

Lysa has already taught me how to watch what goes into my mouth and wait before letting words come out of my mouth (in her books Made to Crave and Unglued). Now she is teaching me how to watch what goes into my spirit, so that I can wait on the Holy Spirit and give my Best Yes in all circumstances. I'm in awe of how God is using The Best Yes to help me be an overcomer.

Shelley C.