Notable Quotables and Snarable Sharables
Today I wanted to share ten quotes from Christian authors. I made a graphic for each one so feel free to share them on social media or your website. Some of the quotes are on the lighter side and others are more serious. I selected quotes from my recent reading, choosing portions that were meaningful to me. I hope you’ll appreciate them, too.
“If faith isn’t fun, we’re working for God rather than playing with God.”
–Leonard Sweet, The Well-Played Life, page 42.
The Well-Played Life: Why Pleasing God Doesn’t Have to Be Such Hard Work is available from Amazon or Christianbook.com.
God invites us to dance to a different tune, because he knows what’s truly going to satisfy and fulfill us.
– Craig Groeschel, WEIRD.
When Jesus sees you, He sees all the people you could help if you could just get your eyes off of you.
–Jon Weece, Jesus Prom, page 36.
Jesus Prom: Life Gets Fun When You Love People Like God Does is available from Amazon or Christianbook.com.
Each of us gets to decide every time whether to lean in or step back—to say yes, ignore it, or tell God why He has the wrong person.
–Bob Goff, Love Does, page 65.
Love Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World is available from Amazon or Christianbook.com.
But your need for safety and your fear of surprises will rob your life of the astonishing interventions with which He wants to fill your days.
–Ed Underwood, When God Breaks Your Heart, quote from Part II, “The Misery.”
There really is no place for Christ in many people’s Christianity. Their faith is not actually in Christ; it is in Christianity and their own ability to live it out.
–Paul David Tripp, A Quest for More, quote from Chapter Eight: In the Center of It All.
A Quest For More: Living For Something Bigger Than You is available from Amazon or Christianbook.com.
Just because we agree that God is bigger than our ability to comprehend doesn’t mean that we will automatically love and trust Him. And many, even among Christ’s followers, don’t. Not really. They don’t trust His intentions, His reliability, His sensitivity to their needs, His timing. As you’d expect, then, they’re reluctant to let go of their own story—no matter how small, self-focused, or unrewarding—to be a part of His.
–Louie Giglio, I Am Not but I Know I AM, page 139.
I Am Not But I Know I Am: Welcome to the Story of God is available from Amazon or Christianbook.com.
Too often our approach to prayer is about deciding what we want, what we like, what would bring us the greatest joy, and asking God to sign on the dotted line. When God does what we ask, we are thankful. If God fails to deliver and perform as we request, we end up disappointed or even upset with him.
–Kevin G. Harney, Reckless Faith, page 128.
If we only had an inkling of all we miss because we do not pray, because we do not believe the Spirit in us is able to do impossible things, we would shudder. You have God in you and waiting to go crazy through you, if you would just let him.
–Jennie Allen, Restless, quote from Chapter 17: The Tailor.
Looking back now, I understand that one of the most accurate ways to detect and measure the activity of God is to note the amount of opposition that is present. The stronger the persecution, the more significant the spiritual vitality of the believers.
–Nik Ripkin, The Insanity of God, excerpt from Chapter 18: Seeking Answers in the USSR.
The Insanity of God: A True Story of Faith Resurrected is available from Amazon or Christianbook.com.
This post is part of the Virtual Book Fair: Christian Authors A to Z. See the list of other authors featured in the Virtual Book Fair.