Book Quotes

A few quicks quotes for you from my recent reads list:

From this week’s chapter, dealing with anger, out of “Sacred Parenting” (chapter 7)

On facing unanswered prayer:

“We can’t even use Character as a reason. While I’ve fervently taught and just as fervently believe that God uses trials to build character, to teach us lessons, and to do a deeper work in our souls, personally I’d rather die a little less mature if my child could be spared suffering!”

On Emotions:

“I don’t ignore them, but neither should I allow them to drive my reaction. They’re just there, like the weather, making the situation more or less pleasant, but they must not determine what I do.”

From The Reformation, how a monk and a mallet changed the world:

On Martin Luther’s “Earthy Side”

“In the middle of a conversation with students around his table about the challenges faced in living the Christian life, Luther once said….”but I resist the devil, and often it is with a fart that I chase him away.”

The title of a petition that Ulrich Zwingli helped write & circulate:

“Petition to Allow Priests to Marry, Or at Least to Wink at Their Marriage.”

One thought on “Book Quotes

  1. Great quotes from the parenting book. Had to read them twice to catch his thought, but really great once it sank in.