“Every writer has one main theme, a spoor that he or she keeps sniffing around, tracking, following to its source. If had to define my own theme, it would be that of a person who absorbed some of the worst of the church has to offer, yet still landed in the loving arms of God. Yes, I went through a period of rejection of the church and God, a conversion experience in reverse that felt like liberation for a time. I ended up, however, not as an atheist, a refugee from the church, but as one of its advocates."
- Philip Yancey, Soul Survivor: How My Soul Survived the Church (New York: Random House,2001), pp. 12-13.