God has revealed who he is and what he is like within the pages of the Bible. From start to finish, the Bible tells one story of God’s glory and of his faithfulness. And, the Bible tells about God exactly the way he wants it to. That is why the Bible is appropriately called “God’s Word,” and that is why to disbelieve or disobey anything in the Bible is to disbelieve or disobey God. That is why it is so important to read and understand the Bible! It is the authority by which all of life is judged.

God did not leave us to guess about who he is and how to find him and know him. He revealed himself to us through the person of Jesus Christ and the pages of the Bible. If you want to know God, read his book!


HOW TO READ THE BIBLE

This video summarizes the overall story of the Bible as a series of crossroad decisions. All humanity, followed by the Israelites, redefine good and evil and end up in Babylon. They are followed by Jesus, who takes a different path that opens up the way to a new creation.

This video shows how reading the Bible wisely requires that we learn about the ancient literary styles used by the biblical authors. These writers expressed their ideas and claims through a variety of different type of literature, and this video will explore why it's important to tell them apart so we can hear their message on their terms.

This video explores the unique literary style of the Bible that is meant to draw its readers into a lifelong journey of reading and meditation. The Bible is designed as a multi-layered work, offering new levels of insight as you re-read it and allow each part to help you understand every other part. The Bible is the original meditation literature.

An important part of reading biblical narratives is learning how to understand the nature of "the plot," how stories are arranged into a pattern of conflict and resolution. In this video we'll see how ignoring the sequence of the plot can lead to a distorted interpretation of biblical stories. We'll also explore how grasping the multi-layered nature of the narrative can help you see the unified story that leads to Jesus.

Most of us think of characters in the Bible as either sinners or saints, good or bad. At least that's how Bible stories are presented to children. In this video, we'll explore the ways biblical authors present characters as more complex and morally compromised than we usually imagine.
Every story has to take place somewhere, and very often locations have a special meaning or significance evoked by events that already took place there. In this video, we explore how biblical authors use settings in narrative to meet the reader's expectations or mess with them.
Design patterns are one of the key ways the biblical authors have unified the storyline of the Bible. Individual stories across the Old and New Testaments have been coordinated through repeated words and parallel themes. These patterns highlight core themes of the biblical story and show how it all leads to Jesus.
Did you know that a third of the Bible is ancient Israelite poetry? Poetry is a rich and artistic form of human communication, but often the most difficult to read. In this video we'll explore the unique characteristics of biblical poetry, so you can discover its beauty and power for yourself.
Understanding how metaphors are used in the Bible is an essential tool for reading biblical poetry. Anytime someone describes one thing to describe another thing, they are using metaphorical thinking whether they realize it or not. Metaphors are everywhere in the Bible and in our everyday speech.
The book of Psalms is the largest collection of poetry in the Bible. In this video we'll explore the design shape and main themes of this marvelous book, which was crafted to be read from beginning to end.
The books of the Old Testament prophets are packed with dense poetry and wild imagery. If you've tried to read them, odds are you were both intrigued and confused. In this video, we'll learn how these books contribute to the storyline of the Bible and why it's worth learning how to read them more attentively.
Have you ever wondered why there are so many ancient biblical laws in the first books of the Bible? What are modern readers supposed to do with them, and why are some of them so odd? In this video, we explore why the laws were given to ancient Israel and how they fit into the overall storyline of the Bible.