"The Christian landscape is strewn with the wreckage of derelict, half-built towers - the ruins of those who began to build and were unable to finish. For thougsands of People still ignore Christ's warning and undertake to follow him without first pausing to reflect ont he cost of doing so. The result is the great scandal of Christendom today, so-called 'nominal Christianity'. In countries to which Christian civilization has spread, large numbers of people have covered themselves with a decent, but think, veneer of Christianity. They have allowed themselves to become somewhat involved; enough to be respectable but not enough to be uncomfortable. Their religion is a great, soft cushion. It protects them from the hard unpleasantness of life, which changing its place and shape to suit the convenience. No wonder the cynics speak of hyprocrites in the church and dismiss relitions as escapism." (p. 108).