- The largest collection of religious quotations for family, school and Church
- Out of print but available from WORDsearch
- Features 12,000 Historical and Contemporary quotations on hundreds of topics from Abortion to Zeal by thousands of authors from Dante to Dobson.
Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World is a comprehensive collection of classic and contemporary quotations that is sure to become the reference of choice in homes, businesses, churches, and schools. It has been created with a respectful eye toward the great standard of all quotation references, Bartlett's Book of Quotations. While the erudition and comprehensiveness of the venerable, 125-year-old Bartlett's are difficult to match, Draper's Book of Quotations strives to be a worthy companion and succeeds in focusing on matters of importance to the Christian world.
With more than 12,000 quotations and an extensive "Bartlett's-style" index, Draper's is clearly the largest collection of religious and spiritual quotations available today. While it features many quotations on the subjects of God, Jesus, redemption, morality, and the Bible, it also offers references to such topics as abuse, burnout, civil rights, democracy, finances, marriage, music, science, war, and writing. Quotations can be found under general topics in the text of the book, or listed by key word or phrase in the exhaustive index. This breadth of subject matter—more than 550 different topics and some 80,000 index entries— makes Draper's indispensable for a wide variety of uses. Of course, it will likely be used by students and teachers, and it will be an important tool for public speakers, business leaders, and pastors, but Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World will also be indispensable to families—students writing papers for school and husbands and wives penning notes, composing letters, signing greeting cards, and preparing for Sunday school classes and Bible study discussion groups. One of the unique features of Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World is its blend of the traditional with the contemporary. No other quotations reference of this size lists twentieth-century quotations, much less those of the 1980s and 1990s. Billy Graham, Dr. James Dobson, Charles Swindoll, Warren Wiersbe, Max Lucado, Gordon MacDonald, Dorothy Sayers, and C. S. Lewis are quoted alongside Martin Luther, William Shakespeare, John Calvin, Charles Wesley, and D. L. Moody. To make Draper's easy to use, quotations have been numbered and index entries keyed to the quote number instead of the page number. Where available, dates have been provided for listed authors. A separate author index helps the reader find all the quotes from a particular author.
Beyond its technical virtues, Draper's is just plain fascinating and fun to read. Reading what various people have said about "marriage," for example, might surprise you; a quick investigation of the quotes regarding "confession" might compel you to think more deeply about your own life; perhaps you'll find value in reviewing the quotations listed on the subject of "Christmas" and the "Incarnation" during the Advent season. All in all, Draper's Book of Quotations for the Christian World is a unique book, an easy-to-use, fun-to-read reference—a comprehensive collection of profound quotes and sayings.
About the Editor
Edythe Draper is a writer, editor, and compiler who has developed devotional books for every age group, selling a million copies combined. She has written or compiled over fifteen books.