“The Bible is not a book for the faint of heart --
it is a book full of all the greed and glory and violence
and tenderness and sex and betrayal that benefits mankind.
It is not the collection of pretty little anecdotes
mouthed by pious little church mice --
it does not so much nibble at our shoe leather
as it cuts to the heart and splits the marrow from the bone.
It does not give us answers fitted to our small-minded questions,
but truth that goes beyond what we even know to ask.”