by Texas Stready

God is the Yes-Man. Not in the typical definition of the word. He’s not weak, controlled, or easily persuaded. God is the Yes-Man because He has the ultimate authority to give you an unstoppable yes…and that’s what He’s done.

Everything God has given me to do, He has also provided the resources for. So, be sure, I do not write this blog with any fear, angst, or even doubt. This IS happening because God said “Yes!” and He always finishes what he starts. 

I am 52 years old and the first 17 years of my life was spent trying to work a system and fit into a box. No luck with that. From 17 to 45 I set out to do it my way. I was “making my own decisions and finding my own path.” Not a good trip.

What did I discover in that time? That my way doesn’t work. So at the ripe age of 45, I gave up my way and decided not to do anything unless I first had a “Yes” from God.

If You Don’t Know

Most of you probably know that I’ve written my memoir, Deep in the Heart of Texas. If you’re interested in reading it click on the above link cause that’s not what this blog is about. It’s about now.

My book has been accepted by the Prison Book Project to be donated to 2,649 institutions in America and 39 outside the US. Wow!!! As my dear friend Mearlean McCaskill says, “Look at God!” Because only God could have done this.


My book was published at the end of 2016 and I have worked tirelessly learning the ropes. From blogs to vlogs, networking, social media posting, speaking, traveling. All things I had no history with, and I wouldn’t dare tell you that I have it now. Cause I don’t, and that’s a good thing, God’s got it. And…He’s good at it.

What’s Needed

The details are way too wordy to include in this post, so if you have questions feel free to contact me. But let me tell you the good stuff. This organization is pre-approved by all the facilities it donates to. This means that once delivered to the Prison Book Project my book will actually be in the hands of readers within three months. So great.

Criminals and drug addicts aren’t buying books. And they’re not reading them either—not until they’re in a place like this. Books are invaluable when you’re incarcerated. Even people who aren’t good readers spend so much time doing it they get good at it. It’s amazing.

Every book represents 30 readers which means 150,000 valuable people, who’ve lost their way, will hear the greatest love story ever told—and it’s written in their own language. Say that’s not God.

Keith Farnham (board member), Stephanie Miller (Inmate Encounter) and Ray & Joyce Hall from Prison Book Project.

Now What?

To print, donate, and deliver 5,000 books will cost me a bit over $15,000. I have more than half of that, but I need you for the rest. Please ask God what He would have you give towards this cause. The Bible clearly tells us not to forget the people in prison (Matthew 25:36) and this is a great way to strike a match that will light a fire and bring revival.

Click here to give   

No one can change apart from the hope for different. This book brings hope. If I can do it, so can anyone, but only when they believe it possible.

This is a huge Yes! from the Big Yes-Man, but it only comes after years of faithful obedience. That means refusing to get discouraged – no, after no, after no.

And like it or not, anyone can tell you that working through the Nos is how you get a Yes.

Yes? Yes!

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