'I don't think that I ever got much from reading things about Him. Perhaps, in a queer way, I got most from reading the Apocryphal Gospels ... For there you find things attributed to Him that couldn't be true. You even find wise & beautiful sayings which nevertheless just don't ring true. And have you noticed - reading the true sayings in the real Gospels - how hardly one of them cd. have been guessed in advance?'
CS Lewis in Walter Hooper (Ed.), The Collected Letters of CS Lewis Vol III, p.584.