Dr. DeForest Soaries, Jr. utilizes John 9 to show readers saying yes is possible, even when life is constantly saying no
“DeForest ‘Buster’ Soaries has always inspired me by his ability to balance his political, social, and spiritual leadership roles. What’s inspiring is that his priority is always to be a faithful disciple of Jesus. Say Yes When Life Says No is a book that continues his witness to the power of God impacting the human condition. I am grateful for his many contributions and his willingness to serve.”—Dr. Tony Evans, president, The Urban Alternative; senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship
Everyone knows what it feels like when life continually throws challenges in the way, including pastor and community leader, Dr. DeForest Soaries, Jr., who received a life changing “no” when he was diagnosed with cancer.
Drawing on his life experiences and the faith of the blind man in John Chapter 9, Say Yes When Life Says No shares with readers how to see every obstacle as an opportunity, every burden as a blessing, and how to say yes when life is constantly telling them no.
Dr. Soaries outlines practical principles to help guide readers through life’s most difficult moments: loneliness, judgement, negativity, sickness, death, and more.
As a companion to Say Yes When Life Says No, Dr. Soaries created an engaging workbook to be used alongside the book. This thought-provoking workbook will help readers chart a path to become the person they’ve always wanted to be but also instilling a strong faith to:
- find your dream job
- achieve financial freedom
- find companionship
- improve your health
“The more I engage in conversations with people who have experienced life’s many no’s the more it is evident that people need help in finding their yes when their no becomes overwhelming,” Dr. Soaries says in Say Yes When Life Says No. “This book seeks to share what God did for my life through John 9. And by sharing my testimony, I believe God can change your life.”
Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. has been blessed with many accomplishments through his experiences with church, government, and corporate entities. His ministry is focused on spiritual growth, educational excellence, economic empowerment, and faith-based community development.
In 2005, Dr. Soaries launched the dfree® Financial Freedom Movement. The dfree® strategy teaches people how to break free from debt as a first step toward financial freedom and it is currently being used across the country by over 3,000 churches and organizations. dfree® was featured in a 90-minute CNN documentary entitled “Almighty Debt.” He is author of the books Say Yes to No Debt: 12 Steps to Financial Freedom and Meditations for Financial Freedom – Volumes 1&2.
Dr. Soaries resides in Monmouth Junction, New Jersey, with his wife, Donna, and twin sons.