This powerful little book has inspired me to look for where God is working and join Him by saying, “YES!” Most of us want to do great things, but sometimes the needs in the world seem insurmountable. This book review was written by Hank Griffith of South Suburban Evangelical Free Church in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
Chicago: Moody Press, 2017
God knows what we need in life, as well when we need it. He knew I needed to read The Yes Effect just at the time in my life when I was moving from paid ministry to volunteer ministry. This powerful little book has inspired me to look for where God is working and join Him by saying, “YES!” Most of us want to do great things, but sometimes the needs in the world seem insurmountable. That’s why a book like this is helpful. It’s full of stories about people, some very ordinary, who stepped out in faith to be greatly used of God.
The author of The Yes Effect is veteran mission mobilizer, Luis Bush. Dr. Bush was the originator of the 10/40 Window concept which has helped Christians to focus on a geographic region located 10 to 40 degrees north latitude where there are large, dense populations of people suffering from severe poverty, as well as limited access to the gospel.
More recently Bush has championed the 4/14 Window which seeks to protect, nurture and empower children worldwide to embrace their inheritance in Christ. He has rightly noted that the great majority of believers everywhere in the world accepted Christ as their Savior and Lord between the ages of four and fourteen. He also correctly observes that there are hundreds of thousands of children this age around the world who lack access to their basic human needs: healthcare, water, food and education.