S2~ 10 Quotes for 10 Chapters

Our assignment was to find 10 quotes that went with the theme of our novel.  I took a slightly different angle on this sandbox and found a quote for each chapter (thanks to Mom’s suggestion 🙂 ).  All of them do, still, support my main themes:  1) “Don’t be afraid; only believe,” 2) when your world falls apart (which, living in a sinful world, it inevitably will), there is only One place to turn, and 3) courage and caution must be balanced.  At least one quote had to be a Bible verse, and one had to be my own.

Minor disclaimer — I have never seen the one movie I quoted, but I’ve heard the line before, and so it came to mind when I was looking at my summary for the chapter.  😉


Chapter One:  Capernaum’s Potter

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”

-Leo Tolstoy-


Chapter Two:  Seeking Truth

“There was legal-minded man

Intellectually inclined

But the facts just seemed to pile up

And fester in his mind…

From the head to the heart

From the heart to the mind

The Truth must make a journey

If we ever hope to find

You can see it as a bridge

Or as a now winding road

The fact is Truth must travel

If it ever will be told”

-Michael Card-


 Chapter Three:  The Stones of Rome

“Zeal without knowledge or knowledge without zeal – which is worse?  One runs off the cliff; the other goes nowhere.”

-Rachel Kimzey-


Chapter Four:  Now Mine

“We didn’t do nothing wrong, and we still got the shaft.”

-Ruby Sue Griswold, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Chapter Five:  Confrontation

“Words are also seeds, and when dropped into the invisible spiritual substance, they grow and bring forth after their kind.”

-Charles Fillmore-


Chapter Six:  Thunder and Silence

“In Christ alone my hope is found;/ He is my light my strength, my song;/ This cornerstone, this solid ground,/ Firm through the fiercest drought and storm./  What heights of love, what depths of peace,/ When fears are stilled, when strivings cease!”

-Keith and Kristin Getty and Stuart Townend-


Chapter Seven:  Pieces

“When all around my soul gives way, He then is all my hope and stay.  On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand; all other ground is sinking sand.”

-Edward Mote-


Chapter Eight:  Seeking Him

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”

-Christ, 2 Corinthians 12:9-


Chapter Nine:  Life and Death

‘But Jesus, on hearing this answered [Jairus], “Do not be afraid; only believe, and she will be well.”’

-Luke 8:50-


Chapter Ten:  Arise

“Thy mercy, my God, is theme of my song.”

-John Stocker-



12 thoughts on “S2~ 10 Quotes for 10 Chapters

  1. Janis Gaines

    Hi Rachel — Well done! You get points for originality by having a quote for each chapter! 🙂 I’m interested in the “color blocking” for your chapter titles and also the font change if you can remember how you did it. I wonder if this is unique to your WordPress theme or perhaps it’s something everyone has access to. Any info would help!

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    1. Thanks, Ms. Gaines! It was my Mom’s suggestion to do a quote for each chapter the way people do in books sometimes. 🙂 The color blocking and font change I think is part of my theme (because I can’t do it on my novel blog with a different theme). I will see if I can email you with the more specific details….

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