Quick and Easy Inspiration

Quick and Easy Inspiration

I love quote books. I deposit them all over my house for when I need a quick pick-me-up. You can find them on my coffee table, end table, nightstand, etc. If you were to come over to my house you would probably think, “Now there’s someone who likes to read, or at least who works at a publishing company.” (You would be correct with both assumptions.)

There’s just something so nice about getting inspiration from great minds in a succinct and easy manner when busy and on-the-go. I love flipping to a random page and knowing that wherever I land, I won’t be disappointed. I don’t need to read an entire chapter before walking away. When the phone rings or another distraction presents itself, it’s not hard to put the book down knowing that I can so easily pick it right back up again.

My two favorite quote compilation books published by St. Anthony Messenger Press and Servant Books are:

Here’s a sneak peak of an excerpt from Good Words:

“Remember the resurrected Jesus? He was recognized in the ordinary actions of life: preparing food on the beach, eating with friends, walking and conversing with friends.”—Dolores R. Leckey, Grieving With Grace: A Woman’s Perspective.

Good Words is special because it also offers brief questions for reflection as well!

Check out an excerpt from Purity 365:

Don’t let temptations frighten you; they are the trials of the souls whom God wants to test when he sees they have the necessary strength to sustain the struggle, thus weaving the crown of glory with their own hands.—Saint Padre Pio

You can read Purity 365, which is a perennial book, on a daily basis if you choose, or you can do like I do and flip to random pages when looking for inspiration.

What are some of your favorite quote books? What books grace your coffee table, fellow book lovers?

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About the Author

Lindsey Simmons is the publicity, social and digital media manager at Franciscan Media. An animal lover, she shares her home with her rescue cat and dog. She’s a member of St. Gertrude Parish in Madeira, OH, where she’s served on the Stewardship Committee and with the young adult group.