The way we approach the Bible has a significant impact on how we understand its message. If we read it as a book of spiritual comfort, or as a source-book for theological doctrine, or as a piece of interesting literature, we will miss its real message. The Bible must be read as a whole, as it narrates a single integral story from beginning to end. We need to understand that story before we can understand how any passage fits within that overall framework.
Sermon: What is the Bible all about