One of the things I’ve noticed about readers: we love quotes! I suppose that makes sense. Words on the page already speak to us, and a great quote from a favorite book can bring back all the emotions from the reading experience.
Today, I thought I would share some of my favorite quotes from some of the books I’ve read this year. And yes, I’ll provide links to the books too. (Note: You can check out some of my reviews by clicking here or by joining me on GoodReads.)
Favorite Quotes from Fiction Books
1. The Tutor’s Daughter by Julie Klassen
“We all of us die, Miss Smallwood,’ he interrupted. ‘But we don’t all of us make our lives count for something. How much better to die saving another soul than to stand safe on shore and do nothing while others perish?”
2. A Most Inconvenient Marriage by Regina Jennings
“Most of our suffering means nothing. What are we striving for? To make ourselves more comfortable? To add prestige or honor to our reputation? But then you find something — a cause, a person — worth dying for, and you realize that’s the best gift God can give you, because until you know what you’d die for, you don’t know what you’re living for.”
3. Caught by Surprise by Jen Turano
“Is this where you tell me God moves in mysterious ways, or something to that effect?” Gilbert asked.
Reverand Perry’s eyes twinkled. “I have no idea what God was thinking with this one, Gilbert. But it’s not my place to question. I simply accept the results.”
4. Now and Forever by Mary Connealy
“I’ve seen too much of the beauty of the Lord’s creation to ever doubt the Almighty.”
Favorite Quotes from Nonfiction Books
1. Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less by Michael Hyatt
Productivity is not about getting more things done; it’s about getting the right things done.
2. Good or God? Why Good without God Isn’t Enough by John Bevere
True worship is revealed by who we obey, not who we sing to.
3. The Sacrament of Happy: What a Smiling God Brings to a Wounded World by Lisa Harper
Four basic ways we can show other people how awesome it is to be in a relationship with God are to be kind to all the people He created, polite to all the people He created, repsectful to all the people He created, and have fun no matter where we are in His creation.
4. Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy by Eric Metaxes
“He had theologically redefined the Christian life as something active, not reactive. It had nothing to do with avoiding sin or with merely talking or teaching or believing theological notions or principles or rules or tenets. It had everything to do with living one’s whole life in obedience to God’s call through action. It did not merely require a mind, but a body too. It was God’s call to be fully human, to live as human beings obedient to the one who had made us, which was the fulfillment of our destiny. It was not a cramped, compromised, circumspect life, but a life lived in a kind of wild, joyful, full-throated freedom—that was what it was to obey God.”
What about You?
Do you have a favorite quote(s) from a book you’ve recently read? I’d love to read it! Find this post on my Facebook page to tell me what makes your Favorite Quotes 2019 list.
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