It is Christ Himself, not the Bible, who is the true word of God. The Bible, read in the right spirit and with the guidance of good teachers will bring us to Him. … We must not use the Bible (our fathers too often did) as a sort of Encyclopedia out of which texts … can be taken for use as weapons. 
 C. S. Lewis, Collected Letters of C.S. Lewis: Narnia, Cambridge and Joy 1950-1963, ed. Walter Hooper, vol. 3 (New York, NY: Harper San Francisco, 2007), 246.