"The Bible- banned, burned, beloved.
More widely read, more frequently attacked than any other book in history.
Generations of intellectuals have attempted to discredit it; dictators
of every age have outlawed it and executed those who read it. Yet soldiers
carry it into battle believing it is more powerful than their weapons.
Fragments of it smuggled into solitary prison cells have transformed
ruthless killers into gentle saints. Pieced together scraps of Scripture
have converted whole whole villages of pagan Indians."