Do you love inspirational and witty quotes? If yes, you’re on the right page. In this post, let me share with you some of the best Christian book quotes that are both inspiring and thought-provoking!
Have you picked up a book and read something that just struck you from deep inside? I love reading books and for the past few years, there are just some quotes that have stuck with me. There are just some authors who know what to say and craft it in such a way that it really touches you.
In this post, let me share with you 10 of the best book quotes I got from reading Christian books. In this list, let me also add a little explanation of why these quotes are just amazing and life-changing.
Are you ready to read these quotes from Christian books? If yes, read on!
Book Quote no. 1: The Lord is My Shepherd by Harold Kushner
“Sometimes God calms the storm, but sometimes God lets the storm rage and calms the frightened child.”
You probably have heard of the author Harold Kushner. He is best known for his book When Bad Things Happen to Good People. However, I also love this book, The Lord is My Shepherd.
In this book, I read how sometimes, you and I go through life’s storms. Sometimes, God answers our prayer to stop the storm, but whether we like it or not, there are also times when divine intervention does not come.
It is really true that even though the storm rages on, as long as you have God in your life, you can still stay calm. We can always go to God, pray, and cast all our cares to Him.
Book Quote no. 2: Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
“So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they’re busy doing things they think are important. This is because they’re chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.”
Tuesdays with Morrie is an old book I read way back when I was in college. It’s a book about a dying man who imparts life lessons to his former student.
Mitch, through his book, shows us that many people keep themselves busy for the wrong things. They chase the wrong things that they thought would fill the empty hole in their hearts. However, at the end of the day, they still fill empty.
In this quote, Mitch is telling us that the best way to be happy and find meaning in life is to devote ourselves to others and not just in ourselves. We might mistakenly think that the more we get, the happier we become. However, the opposite is true. When we become a blessing to others, we too become blessed.
Book Quote no. 3: The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren
“Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it. You can make more money, but you can’t make more time. When you give someone your time, you are giving them a portion of your life that you’ll never get back. Your time is your life. That is why the greatest gift you can give someone is your time.”
That’s a good point to raise: you can make more money, but not time. Time is the most precious gift you can give to someone and even to God. You make time for those things you believe are important and if you believe God is important, then you give Him your time as well.
The best investment you make is to invest your time to God and other people. At the end of it all, it is not really money or worldly possession that will make you rich, it is how much time you have spent with the people you value the most.
Quote no. 4: The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman
“Love doesn’t keep a score of wrongs. Love doesn’t bring up past failures. None of us is perfect. In marriage, we do not always do the right thing. We have sometimes done and said hurtful things to our spouses. We cannot erase the past. We can only confess it and agree that it was wrong. We can ask for forgiveness and try to act differently in the future.”
The sooner you accept the fact that your spouse isn’t perfect, the sooner you’ll get happier in your life. Sometimes, we set unrealistic expectations on our spouse to the point that it is hurting our marriage.
Gary points out in his book that if you truly love your spouse, you don’t keep a record of his/her wrongdoings and faults. You don’t keep bringing up past mistakes.
The best thing to do is ask for forgiveness, move on and do your best to simply be better through God’s grace and wisdom.
Book Quote no. 5: The Greatest Man Who Ever Lived by Steven Scott
“Christianity wasn’t about man reaching up to God; it was about God reaching down to man – through the loving sacrifice of his Son.”
Among the world’s religion, Christianity is unique. It teaches us how God willingly gave up His Son to save us from our sins. Humanity, by and large, has become rebellious and bent to disobeying God. We don’t deserve God’s forgiveness and mercy.
But here we are, redeemed through the death of Yahshua or Jesus Christ. God didn’t give up on us. He continually reached down to us even if we have always rejected His offer of eternal life.
Isn’t it great to have a loving God who is willing to forgive us of our sins, from the smallest to the greatest? As God continues to reach down to us, it is up to us to accept His offer and I do hope we all make the right choice.
Book Quote no. 6: Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur
“A dozen men under the power of the Holy Spirit are a more potent force than the teeming masses whose initial enthusiasm for Jesus was apparently provoked by little more than sheer curiosity.”
Thousands of people have witnessed the amazing miracles of Jesus Christ. They have seen how he made the lame walk, the blind see, the weak strong, and the dead alive. Yet, we see in the Day of Pentecost that only a handful of men and women – 120 to be exact – were gathered together in God’s name.
We could see that those people who have received the power of the Holy Spirit are the same people who have made a great difference. No matter how courageous you are or faithful you might be, if you don’t have the Holy Spirit, you would utterly fail.
When the Apostles received the Holy Spirit, they were dramatically changed. From cowards who were in the hiding, they transformed into bold, zealous, and courageous servants of God. They are greatly outnumbered by their enemies and yet, we see how the Apostles, as well as the followers of God, grew in number.
If you have the Holy Spirit in you, you could do marvelous things because, with God’s power in your life, you are not just living your life alone – but God is living in you!
Book Quote no. 7: Battlefield of the Mind by Joyce Meyer
“If you only do what is easy, you will always remain weak.”
There’s a real danger in staying within our comfort zone. As what they say, “Diamonds are made under pressure.” The same is true when it comes to our faith. We read in I Peter 1:6-7
“In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”
As Christians, we are not called to do the easy things, but the right things. In some cases, doing the right thing can be difficult, but when you come out triumphant, you’ll end up stronger than ever before.
Yes, it might feel good to stay where you are and just let life pass you by. However, that is not the purpose of living this life. We are called to do a work and that work may not be easy. In fact, it comes with hardships and difficulties. But if we have the courage to go through them, we will eventually become stronger and better Christians.
Thankfully, we don’t have to go through our life’s battles alone. We always have God in our lives. He didn’t promise us an easy life, but He certainly promised that He will give us the strength to finish our race!
Book Quote no. 8: Anxious for Nothing by Max Lucado
“What you have in Christ is greater than anything you don’t have in life.”
God will never leave us empty. If He asks us to put something down, it is because He wants us to pick up something better. In this life, we might not have everything that we want, but we always have what we need because God takes care of us.
Yes, you might lose a lot of things and most of the things that we have are not meant to stay with us forever. They are just temporary, but what we have in God is eternal. That’s why can say that no matter what happens in this life, we have the faith that God is still in complete control. We might lose our wealth, career, family, and life, but we must never lose our faith in God.
If we endure until the end, God will reward us with eternal life.
Book Quote no. 9: I Kissed Dating Goodbye by Joshua Harris
“Don’t concern yourself with being right in others’ eyes. And don’t secretly hope that their lives will fall apart so that your opinion will be vindicated. Instead, concentrate on obeying God in your own life and, when possible, helping others to obey Him as well. You don’t have to prove others wrong to continue on the course you know God has shown you.”
This is one of the best quotes I read from Joshua Harris’ writings. Sometimes, we become too busy making people like us to the point that we compromise our beliefs and principles. Worse, we sometimes put all our effort into proving people wrong instead of focusing on our calling.
Let God fight your battle. Just do your part. Mind your own business. Don’t let other people put you down. Because at the end of it all, our worth is not found in the eyes of other people, but in the eyes of God. Our Heavenly Father is our judge, not them.
Book Quote no. 10: Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
“A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God, but let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.”
Mere Christianity is no doubt a classic Christian book full of wisdom written by one of the most prominent writers in the 20th century, C.S. Lewis.
In his book, he pointed out that there’s no middle ground when it comes to the divinity of Christ. We can’t say that Jesus or Yahshua is a great teacher, but not the Son of God. It is either He is a lunatic or He is what He is claiming to be.
If you are going to simply consider Christ as a moral teacher, he can’t be so if He proclaimed a lie that is so great that it is blasphemous to God. However, if He is truly the Son of God, the Savior of mankind, the Messiah who took our sins and died in behalf of us, then we have every reason to worship Him with all our being.
This reminds me of Elijah’s admonition to the people of his day. During his battle against Baal’s prophet, he exclaimed:
“How long will you falter between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him” (I Kings 18:21).
This sends us a vital message that resonated all throughout the history of man. We can’t say we love God and that we want to worship Him when at the same time we are sleeping with our enemy. We can’t say we are followers of God when at the same time, we don’t even do our best in overcoming sin.
If we truly want to follow God, then that needs actions and not mere empty words or dead faith.
Which Christian book quotes do you like?
Now that we come at the end of our list, I want to ask, “Which book quote do you like best?”
I do hope that these quotes have inspired you as much as it inspired me.
If you have other inspirational quotes you have read from Christian books, please let me and others know. Leave a comment below and let others be inspired as well!