When I began reading the Bible for myself, I found that it was written by people like us, people who knew the joys and pains of life. They had things to say and they wrote those things down. Like people who write for a newspaper, they wanted to be understood. I didn’t understand all of their customs because I did not live in their times. I did, however, quickly begin to appreciate their feelings, struggles, fears, and hopes. The Bible turned out to be not a forbidding fortress but rather an inviting oasis. It was approachable because it was so human.
All the richness of its humanity, however, could not hide its divine nature. I quickly concluded that is was, as had been claimed, the word of God. It told too much truth that I could not deny. Many years of reading, studying, and re-reading have only confirmed that initial conclusion. It is unique among books for its Author watches while you read it.
The purpose of this blog is to praise Jesus Christ in terms familiar to those who read the Bible, and to help others become more familiar with the Bible. For those unfamiliar with the Bible, look to the blog: A Nonchurchgoer’s Guide to Jesus and His Kingdom which does not presume familiarity with the Bible.