"You don't know the worth of your Christian faith until you have compared it with others and subjected it to life....I've put my faith out before the non-Christian world and have said: 'There it is...if you can break it, break it. For I cannot live in a paradise if it turns out to be a fool's paradise.'...So the keenest minds and the most philosophical of the world have smitten upon my faith, night and day for over half a century.
Result? Broken? There are scars on my faith but underneath those scars there are no doubts. The song I sing is a life song. Not the temporary exuberance of youth that often fades when middle age and old age set in with their disillusionments and cynicisms. No, I'm eighty-three and more excited today about being a Christian than I was at eighteen when I put my feet upon the Way....Now by seasoned, tested, corroborated experience I know that this is not a way, but the Way."
- E. Stanley Jones, Christ at the Round Table, p. 108