God loves each of us
as if there were only one of us."

This was written by a man named Aurelius Augustine who was born on November 13, 354 AD in a Roman city of North Africa.

Perhaps you have noticed the "Quotable" section on the website. I have included some of my favorite quotes about God and faith. I have been adding to this collection as I come across new ones. Every time you go to the website it randomly displays one of the quotes. If you hit refresh you will see another one. Email me if you have any I can add.

It is interesting to note that these quotes span centuries from St Aurelius Augustine, the bishop of the North African city of Hippo Regius to Max Lucado a writer and pastor living today in Texas.

Here are some of the other people whose quotes I have included:
Charles Spurgeon - 1800s British preacher.
Ron Hansen - American novelist, essayist, and professor born in 1947.
Teresa of Avila - born in 1515; Spanish mystic, Carmelite nun, and writer of the Counter Reformation.
Emily Dickinson - 1800s American Poet.
C.S. Lewis - (1898-1963) Irish/British writer and scholar.
Mother Teresa - (1910-1997) Roman Catholic nun who founded the Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India in 1950.
A. W. Tozer - (1897-1963) American Protestant pastor, preacher, & author.
John Piper - (born in 1946) Reformed Baptist theologian, preacher, and author, living in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Philip Yancey - (born in 1948) American Christian author. He now lives in Colorado, working as a columnist and editor-at-large for the magizine Christianity Today.

A. W. Tozer, living in Chicago, IL, in 1948, wrote a great little book titled The Pursuit of God. It is not an easy read but it relatively short book and definitely makes you think. You can read it online for free if you are interested. In Chapter 8, titled Restoring the Creator-Creature Relation he wrote ...

Much of our difficulty as seeking Christians stems from our unwillingness to take God as He is and adjust our lives accordingly. We insist upon trying to modify Him and to bring Him nearer to our own image."
I am greatly encouraged in my faith to read and learn about others, all through time, who have read the Bible, struggled with their faith, tried to put it into perspective, and shared their thoughts.

1 comment:

  1. I love this portion, Brad.

    I'm amazed at Augustine's quote. Often found some of his writing's kinda dry. ;D


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