"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 more powerful than their weapons. Fragments of it smuggled into solitary prison cells have transformed ruthless killers into gentle saints."
– Charles Colson
"I'm not a Christian because I am strong and have it all together. I'm a Christian because I'm weak and admit I need a savior."
"Only Jesus can turn a mess into a message, a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph, a victim into a victory."
"Sometimes Jesus lets you hit rock bottom so that you can know that He is the Rock at the bottom."
"The fact that our heart yearns for something Earth can't supply, is proof that heaven must be our home."
– C.S. Lewis
"The Bible does not offer a transactional religion with a distant god—it offers a transformational relationship with a loving Father."
- Jim Dennison
"The Bible is God's chart for you to steer by, to keep you from the bottom of the sea, and to show you where the harbor is, and how to reach it without running on rocks and bars."
- Henry Ward Beecher
"Men do not reject the Bible because it contradicts itself but because it contradicts them."
- E. Paul Hovey
"The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.'"
– Billy Graham