Patches of Godlight: Father Tim's Favorite Quotes

Patches of Godlight: Father Tim's Favorite Quotes

by Jan Karon


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A beautiful collection of some of Father Tim's favorite quotes and a great companion to the Mitford series by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jan Karon.

Written in Father Tim Kavanagh's own hand, this wonderful collection of quotes brings to life the personal reflections of Mitford's beloved Episcopal priest. Here Father Tim has carefully recorded his favorite quotes from a variety of thinkers, philosophers, and poets whom he has admired over the years. Next to the quotes are Father Tim's personal comments, scribblings, and doodlings. From C. S. Lewis and Mark Twain to Aristophanes and St. Paul, these heartwarming words on love, life, and faith are a perfect addition to the Mitford series—and a must-have for Jan Karon's millions of readers.

Further inspirational and uplifting quotes are collected in a second volume, A Continual Feast.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780142001974
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/24/2002
Series: Mitford Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 90,382
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jan Karon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels in the Mitford series, featuring Episcopal priest Father Tim Kavanagh. She has authored twelve other books, including Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader, and several titles for children. Jan lives in Virginia near the World Heritage site of Jefferson's Monticello.


Blowing Rock, North Carolina

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Place of Birth:

Lenoir, North Carolina

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Selected Quotes from Patches of Godlight

None can love freedom heartily but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license.
Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee . . . 
God does not give us overcoming life; He gives us life so we overcome. The strain is the strength. Are you asking God to give you life and liberty and joy? He cannot, unless you will accept the strain. Immediately you face the strain, you will get the strength.
As is our confidence, so is our capacity.
Civilization and violence are antithetical concepts.
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
One man with courage makes a majority.
The wicked flee when no one pursues, but the righteous are bold as a lion.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
Courage is not having the strength to go on; it is going on when you don’t have the strength. Industry and determination can do anything that genius and advantage can do and many things that they cannot.

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