Thursday, June 22, 2017

First Line Friday: David and Goliath Edition



Happy First Line Friday!

In the wake of VBS ending recently, I myself feel so invigorated after a fun but tiring week and am ready to confront some things head-on that need to be taken care of. I found this gem recently at a local Christian bookstore and am ready to get started. It is non-fiction, of course, relying on the David and Goliath narrative to help us conquer our own giants by "fixing our eyes on the size of our God, not the size of our giant(s)".

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"The king ducked his head, shuffled outside his tent, and stared at the far hill that lay just outside his war camp."

I'm sure, given the context, you can guess which king and war camp is being discussed.

Let me know what you think of the line, and/or leave a line of your own. Then, visit my fellow First-Liners to see what they have this week.


If you want to join in on First Line Friday, let Carrie know!

Happy Reading!
Sarah

21 comments:

  1. It can be very easy to forget our God is bigger than anything we will ever face, isn't it?

    I have the first line from Kara Isaac's AMAZING new release "Then There Was You" on my blog, but the first line I'm sharing here is from Kara Swanson's recent release, "The Girl Who Could See". (It must be a Kara kind of day!)

    "On television crime shows, they never tell you how cold it is."

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    1. It can be, yes - especially when there seem to be a lot of heavy things going on at once! But I feel so renewed and invigorated after VBS, I guess I needed it as much as the kiddos did!

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  2. I'm sharing from a book I just finished a couple days ago, Mistakenly Married by Victorine Lieske: "Penny wrung her hands and walked to the back of the room."

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    1. Thank you for sharing, have a great weekend!

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  3. Suzie shivered at Carson Snotte's words, not the March air with its hint of lingering winter. Barely Above Water by Gail Pallotta

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    1. Hey Caryl, thank you for stopping by and sharing your line!

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  4. I love listening to Louie Giglio!!

    My first line is from Sweetbriar Cottage by Denise Hunter: "There was nothing like a letter from the IRS to stop a man in his tracks."

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    1. He is new to me but I am really into the book so far. Have a great weekend!

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  5. That sounds interesting!!
    On my blog is the first line from "Promise Me This" by Cathy Gohlke, but here I'll share the first line of the book I got in the mail yesterday: "Heart on the Line" by Karen Witemeyer! This will be my first to read of hers...
    "The cheerful tinkle of a bell alerted Grace Mallory to the arrival of a guest."

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    1. Books in the mail are such wonderful treasures aren't they :) Even better when Amazon sends them ahead of schedule!

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  6. I'll share a different line here than the one on my blog, just to keep things interesting! Last night I started reading Amber Lynn Perry's new book "So Pure a Heart".
    "Alone, Hannah Young stared at the dirt-covered mound as the chilled air breached the warmth of her heavy cloak."

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    1. Thanks for sharing Trisha. Happy Friday!

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  7. I'll share a different line here than the one on my blog, just to keep things interesting! Last night I started reading Amber Lynn Perry's new book "So Pure a Heart".
    "Alone, Hannah Young stared at the dirt-covered mound as the chilled air breached the warmth of her heavy cloak."

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  8. Lou Giglio is great! If you've never seen any of his videos look him up on YouTube, they are awesome! Happy Friday!

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    1. I really like the book so far, I will have to take a peek and see what I find on YouTube. Have a great weekend!

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  9. From a book I finally got to read off my TBR list.
    The little hairs on the back of Allegra Spencer's neck stood at attention.
    First line from: Count Me In by Mikal Dawn

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    1. Oh man, it seems like for every book I move from the 'to-read' list to the 'read' list, I add 10 more TBR! And just tonight I checked out 12 more that I did not really NEED, so much as WANT...It's an addiction, what else can I say :) Happy Friday!

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  10. I just heard about this book on the radio yesterday...lol. Happy Saturday!

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    1. Funny how that happens sometimes, right?? Happy Saturday Heather!

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  11. That's a great first line! Have a wonderful weekend, Sarah!

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    1. You too Beth, thanks for coming by :)

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