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  • #1
    Stephen King
    “Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.”
    Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons

  • #2
    J.M. Barrie
    “Pan, who and what art thou?" he cried huskily.
    "I'm youth, I'm joy," Peter answered at a venture, "I'm a little bird that has broken out of the egg.”
    J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

  • #3
    Sylvia Plath
    “The silence depressed me. It wasn't the silence of silence. It was my own silence.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #4
    Sylvia Plath
    “I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;
    I lift my eyes and all is born again.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #5
    Sylvia Plath
    “I felt very still and empty, the way the eye of a tornado must feel, moving dully along in the middle of the surrounding hullabaloo.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #6
    Sylvia Plath
    “To the person in the bell jar, blank and stopped as a dead baby, the world itself is a bad dream.”
    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

  • #7
    C.S. Lewis
    “You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #8
    C.S. Lewis
    “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #9
    C.S. Lewis
    “If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #10
    C.S. Lewis
    “The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #11
    Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.
    “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #12
    C.S. Lewis
    “I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #13
    C.S. Lewis
    “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #14
    C.S. Lewis
    “God can't give us peace and happiness apart from Himself because there is no such thing.”
    C.S. Lewis

  • #15
    Eric Metaxas
    “Being a Christian is less about cautiously avoiding sin than about courageously and actively doing God's will.”
    Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

  • #16
    Eric Metaxas
    “Do not try to make the Bible relevant. Its relevance is axiomatic. Do not defend God's word, but testify to it. Trust to the Word. It is a ship loaded to the very limits of its capacity. -Dietrich Bonhoeffer”
    Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

  • #17
    Eric Metaxas
    “Death is only dreadful for those who live in dread and fear of it. Death is not wild and terrible, if only we can be still and hold fast to God’s Word. Death is not bitter, if we have not become bitter ourselves. Death is grace, the greatest gift of grace that God gives to people who believe in him. Death is mild, death is sweet and gentle; it beckons to us with heavenly power, if only we realize that it is the gateway to our homeland, the tabernacle of joy, the everlasting kingdom of peace.

    How do we know that dying is so dreadful? Who knows whether, in our human fear and anguish we are only shivering and shuddering at the most glorious, heavenly, blessed event in the world? Death is hell and night and cold, if it is not transformed by our faith. But that is just what is so marvelous, that we can transform death.”
    Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

  • #18
    Eric Metaxas
    “Where a people prays, there is the church; and where the church is; there is never loneliness.”
    Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

  • #19
    Eric Metaxas
    “There was only one reality, and Christ was Lord over all of it, or none.”
    Eric Metaxas, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy

  • #20
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “Cheap grace is the grace we bestow on ourselves. Cheap grace is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, Communion without confession...Cheap grace is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • #21
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “Judging others makes us blind, whereas love is illuminating. By judging others we blind ourselves to our own evil and to the grace which others are just as entitled to as we are.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

  • #22
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “Jesus himself did not try to convert the two thieves on the cross; he waited until one of them turned to him.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison

  • #23
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “Jesus Christ lived in the midst of his enemies. At the end all his disciples deserted him. On the Cross he was utterly alone, surrounded by evildoers and mockers. For this cause he had come, to bring peace to the enemies of God. So the Christian, too, belongs not in the seclusion of a cloistered life but in the thick of foes. There is his commission, his work. 'The kingdom is to be in the midst of your enemies. And he who will not suffer this does not want to be of the Kingdom of Christ; he wants to be among friends, to sit among roses and lilies, not with the bad people but the devout people. O you blasphemers and betrayers of Christ! If Christ had done what you are doing who would ever have been spared' (Luther).”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Life Together: The Classic Exploration of Christian Community

  • #24
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “In a word, live together in the forgiveness of your sins, for without it no human fellowship, least of all a marriage, can survive. Don’t insist on your rights, don’t blame each other, don’t judge or condemn each other, don’t find fault with each other, but accept each other as you are, and forgive each other every day from the bottom of your hearts…”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison

  • #25
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer
    “Costly grace is the gospel which must be sought again and again and again, the gift which must be asked for, the door at which a man must knock. Such grace is costly because it calls us to follow, and it is grace because it calls us to follow Jesus Christ. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life. It is costly because it condemns sin, and grace because it justifies the sinner. Above all, it is costly because it cost God the life of his Son: 'Ye were bought at a price', and what has cost God much cannot be cheap for us. Above all, it is grace because God did not reckon his Son too dear a price to pay for our life, but delivered him up for us. Costly grace is the Incarnation of God.”
    Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

  • #26
    “We will not wake up ten years from now and find we have passively taken on the character of God.”
    Jen Wilkin, Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

  • #27
    “If we want to feel deeply about God, we must learn to think deeply about God.”
    Jen Wilkin, Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

  • #28
    “Every good endeavor should be done with purpose. Without a clear sense of purpose, our efforts to do a good thing well can flounder. But with a clear purpose, we are far more likely to persevere.”
    Jen Wilkin, Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

  • #29
    “A vision of God high and lifted up reveals to me my sin and increases my love for him. Grief and love lead to genuine repentance, and I begin to be conformed to the image of the One I behold.”
    Jen Wilkin, Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds

  • #30
    “Bible literacy matters because it protects us from falling into error. Both the false teacher and the secular humanist rely on biblical ignorance for their messages to take root, and the modern church has proven fertile ground for those messages. Because we do not know our Bibles, we crumble at the most basic challenges to our worldview. Disillusionment and apathy eat away at our ranks. Women, in particular, are leaving the church in unprecedented numbers.1”
    Jen Wilkin, Women of the Word: How to Study the Bible with Both Our Hearts and Our Minds



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