One of the hard parts of writing a book is being able to decide which quotes we are going to include. We LOVE good quotes and we included many of our favorites in What Comes Next? Below are the words of wisdom we used in the opening of the chapters. Did you catch who we quoted twice?
INTRODUCTION: An Invitation to Join Us on an Adventure
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
– Corrie Ten Boom
CHAPTER 1: The Future Belongs to the Curious
We keep moving forward—opening up new doors and doing new things—because we’re curious. And curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
– Walt Disney
CHAPTER 2: Into the Unknown
Deep seemed the valleys when we lay between the reeling seas.
– Sir Ernest Shackleton
CHAPTER 3: The Four Forces
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
– Jonathan Swift
CHAPTER 4: The Eight Intersections
Simple can be harder than complex: you have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.
– Steve Jobs
CHAPTER 5: Identify
Only if your identity is built on God and his love . . .
can you have a self that can venture anything, face anything.
– Tim Keller
CHAPTER 6: Relate
Carve your name on hearts and not on marble.
– Charles Spurgeon
CHAPTER 7: Belong
I have come home at last! This is my real country!
I belong here. This is the land I have been looking for all my life, though I never knew it till now.
– C. S. Lewis
CHAPTER 8: Gather
The church is constituted as a new people who have been gathered from the nations to remind the world that we are in fact one people. Gathering, therefore, is . . . the foretaste of the unity of the communion of the saints.
– Stanley Hauerwas
CHAPTER 9: Design
You cannot predict the future, but you can create it.
– Peter Drucker
CHAPTER 10: Collaborate
Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
– Helen Keller
CHAPTER 11: Scale
Aim at Heaven and you will get Earth “thrown in”: aim at Earth and you get neither.
– C. S. Lewis
CHAPTER 12: Impact
How wonderful it is that no one has to wait,
but can start right now to gradually change the world.
– Anne Frank
CHAPTER 13: Curiosity in Action
It’s been said that vision without execution is a daydream, and execution without vision is a nightmare.
– Will Mancini
CHAPTER 14: Paper Rockets
Your task is not to foresee [the future], but to enable it.
– Antoine De Saint-Expéry
CHAPTER 15: Infinite Possibilities
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him.”
– 1 Corinthians 2:9