We're so excited to share Lisa's newest book, The Grace of Yes: Eight Virtues for Generous Living, with you in our upcoming CatholicMom.com Grace of Yes Book Club!
Lisa's book is nothing short of amazing, and I do NOT say that just because I know her and love her. I was shocked when I read it, because it was nothing like what I expected. This is a book that will get you thinking and make you want to talk...which is just what we plan to do in our book club.
In The Grace of Yes, Lisa explores eight spiritual virtues that she believes are foundational to the Christian life. In opening windows to pivotal moments of her own spiritual journey, she helps readers learn about belief, generativity, creativity, integrity, humility, vulnerability, saying no, and starting over, and shows how these virtues lead to generous living and the ability to joyously say yes to God. Hendey reflects candidly on real-life struggles: the identity adjustment of leaving a blossoming career to become a stay-at-home mom; the temptation of Divahood as her online celebrity grew; the freedom and opportunities of empty-nest status versus the middle-aged body’s pull to slow down; her encounters with spiritual community during treatment for cancer; and the contrast between the profound lingering grief she confronted at a Rwandan genocide memorial and the astounding willingness of survivors there to forgive. Readers encounter Hendey’s own struggles and successes while soaking up her characteristic warmth and good advice. Hendey provides questions for personal reflection and a prayer to close the exploration of each virtue.
Jump in and join us!
Here’s how it will work:
We’ll post a reflection each week on Saturdays. We have a team of writers who will be reflecting on each chapter and posting discussion questions. You’re welcome to read along with us.
You can participate in a few ways:
1. Read along.
2. Leave comments on each post with your thoughts and impressions or even take a stab at the discussion questions.
3. Interact with other commenters.
4. Share the posts and the discussion in your real-life networks and/or your social networks.
Our reading schedule:
(We'll link to the posts as they are posted on the Grace of Yes Book Club page. The links won't work until that Saturday.)
- November 1 - Interview with author Lisa Hendey
- November 8 - Chapter 1
- November 15 - Chapter 2
- November 22 - Chapter 3
- November 29 - Chapters 4
- December 6 - Chapter 5
- December 13 - Chapters 6
- December 20 - Chapter 7
- December 27 - Chapter 8
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About the Author
When she’s not chasing kids, chugging coffee, or juggling work, Sarah Reinhard’s usually trying to stay up read just one…more…chapter. She writes and works in the midst of rural farm life with little ones underfoot. She is part of the team for the award-winning Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion, as well as the author of a number of books. You can join her for a weekday take on Catholic life by subscribing to Three Shots and follow her writing at Snoring Scholar.