Quotes from a Weekend of Reading

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The Importance of Teamwork

“A zoologist once informed me that a tiger will defeat a lion in a battle; but five lions will defeat five tigers because the lions fight together and the tigers do not, so the five lions take on one tiger at a time.”  

(The Celtic Way of Evangelism, 18.)

Did C.S. Lewis anticipate modern climate-extremists?

“You know as well as I do that Man’s power over Nature means the power of some men over other men with Nature as the instrument.”

C.S. Lewis, in That Hideous Strength, 178.

The Importance of Prayer and of a God Who Can Answer

“God has been pleased to constitute prayer to be antecedent to the bestowment of mercy; and He is pleased to bestow mercy in consequence of prayer, as though He were prevailed on by prayer. When the people of God are stirred up to prayer, it is the effect of His intention to show mercy; therefore He pours out the spirit of grace and supplication.”

Jonathan Edwards,
“The Most High: a Prayer-Hearing God”
cited in A Hunger for God, by John Piper, 174.


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