Friday, December 13, 2019

First Line Fridays: Courage to See: Daily Inspiration from Great Literature

Happy Friday!

First Line Fridays is hosted by Hoarding Books and participants share the first line from a nearby book.

Today I'm sharing the first lines from Courage to See: Daily Inspiration from Great Literature by Greg Garrett and Sabrina Fountain:

"When I was a child, I wanted to sleep with my books, something my mom wouldn't allow because I slept on the top bunk, and she didn't want them falling down and hitting my sister."

What are you reading this weekend?

Have a great weekend! Happy reading!

About the Book:

Book lovers know there is something sacred in the stories, poetry, and insight of even the most secular books. This 365-day devotional celebrates the beauty of literature and its ability to illuminate elements of the Divine, present all around us. Pairing excerpts from more than two hundred literary works with thought-provoking Scriptures and brief prayers, this spiritual guide invites readers to draw closer to God through the words of both classic and modern authors.

Read my review of The Courage to See by Greg Garret and Sabrina Fountain.

First Line Fridays hosted by Hoarding Books


  1. Today on my blog I’m sharing the first two lines from The Earl’s Betrothal by Karen Tuft. This book is SO good. If you love Regency I highly recommend this story. I’m currently on chapter 10, so I’ll share from there:

    “Amelia slept until noon, so exhausted she was from the events of the day and night before.”

    Hope you have a great weekend! 🙂❤📖

    1. I haven't heard of that one. Thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Happy Friday!
    This week on my blog I shared the first lines from the novella collection Sew in Love but I'm currently reading Seconds to Live. I'll share the first line from chapter 3 here: "In a warm robe, her fingers pink and wrinkled from the hour spent in the tub, Taylor grabbed her phone and studied the missed call." Hope you have a great weekend!

    1. Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a great weekend as well!

  3. My first line is from the debut novel Above the Fold by Rachel Scott McDaniel.

    March 10, 1922 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
    Soot-stained windows filtered the morning light, casting an ashen shadow on the crowded courtroom and darkening the sting of judgment.

    1. I have that one waiting for me on my Kindle! Thanks for sharing!

  4. My daughter Eleanor (she's 6 now) sleeps with books under her pillow all the time. Sometimes when I go in to kiss her good night, she's pulled one or two out and is snuggling them tightly in her sleep. She's done this since she was itty bitty, like two. It is an image that makes me so, so happy because she loves books as much as I do.