In the book Surprised by Joy C. S. Lewis chronicles his road to Christianity, a road which included an extended stop in atheism. As he became more and more acquainted with G. K. Chesterton and George MacDonald, his atheism began to wear thin and he describes this time this way:
In reading Chesterton, as in reading MacDonald, I did not know what I was letting myself in for. A young man who wishes to remain a sound atheist cannot be too careful of his reading. There are traps everywhere - "Bible laid open, millions of surprises," as Herbert says, "fine nets and strategems." God is, if I may say it, very unscrupulous.