I remember the last time we did the alphabet dates I had the letter “Q” as well. Can I just say I think I should get extra points since this letter is so difficult? But I’m Quite happy to say…
Tom and I have a library of excellent books we love, but none more so than those by our favorite authors.
Paul David Tripp – Instruments in the Redeemer’s Hands
Gary Thomas – The Beautiful Fight (as well as Sacred Marriage and Cherish, of course)
C.S. Lewis – Mere Christianity
Randy Alcorn – Money, Possessions and Eternity
Andrew Murray – Humility
God has used these men and their books to impact our lives and marriage in a lasting way. What better way to plan a Quality date than reading aloud some of our favorite Quotes from their books? Following are a few we found…
“I want to introduce you to a model of personal ministry…it gets its shape from the way Christ brings about change in our lives, and it gets its direction from the biblical call to heart change. Four words represent four aspects of a personal ministry relationship, Love, Know, Speak and Do.” – Paul David Tripp
“It’s not as if I’m called to find out the will of God and then accomplish it in my own strength. On the contrary, not only does God call me; he also equips me, sustains me, and empowers me. Anything less is a Christ-less Christianity.” – Gary Thomas
“Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive.” – C.S.Lewis
“May God teach us that our thoughts and words and feelings concerning our fellow-men are His rest of our humility toward Him.” – Andrew Murray
These are such rich reminders of the life we are called to live for His glory. It was a relaxing, refreshing and inspiring way to spend a stormy afternoon.
Who are your favorite authors? Why not share a Quote with us?
To see what we did on our last “Q” Date click here. 😊