Ann Voskamp’s book The Broken Way is a whole new way of looking at pain, disappointment, shortcomings and brokenness. You’ve got to read this book! You can check out my full book review by clicking here.
“The only way to the abundant life is to love the right things in the right ways.”
“The self is ultimately never really sacrificed in giving, but our real self is ultimately found.”
“Sacrifice isn’t so much about losing what you love, but giving your love on to whom you love more. When you sacrifice for what you love, you gain more of what you love.”
“What matters most is not if our love makes other people change, but that in loving, we change.”
“Be the bread so broken and given that a hungry world yearns for more of the taste of such glory. Be bread so broken and given to a hungry world that your own hunger is filled in communion with God.”
“Until you see the depths of brokenness in you, you can’t know the depths of Christ’s love for you.”
“Reduce repentance to a single act at the beginning of your Christian life and you reduce your whole Christian life to an act.”
“Relationships only get to exist as long as they keep breathing in the air of mutual forgiveness.”
“The best investment of your life is to love exactly when it’s most inconvenient.”
“The greatest danger to our soul is not success or status or superiority—but self-lies. When you listen to the self-lies hissing that you’re unlovable, unacceptable, unwanted, that’s when you go seeking your identity in success or status or superiority and not in your Savior. Self-lies are the destroyer of the soul because they drown out the sacred voice that can never stop whispering your name: Beloved.”
“Every belittling of self is a belittling of God, a kind of blaspheming of God’s sufficiency and enoughness.”
“Grace embraces you before you prove anything, and after you’ve done everything wrong. Every time you fall down, at the bottom of every hole is grace. Grace waits in broken places. Grace waits at the bottom of things. Grace loves you when you are at your darkest worst, and wraps you in the best light. Grace seeps through the broken places and seeps into the lowest places, a balm for wounds.”
“Believers in Christ are seen by God exactly as Christ is seen by God.”
You can check out the first set of quotes I shared from The Broken Way by clicking here.