God’s Word. We hear it all the time. It’s not a complicated phrase. The Holy Book. Again, almost everyone has heard it. The Good Book. Ah, a classic. But, out of all the times we hear these phrases about God’s Word (there it is again) we don’t hear much about the kind of book the Bible is. I’ve heard “love letter” and “a list of commands,” however, is that all we have to say about the book?
Here’s the real question. What kind of book is the Bible, truly? If we know the answer to that question, it helps us read it in certain ways. Yet, I don’t believe it’s just one type of book. I believe it’s a little bit of all of it.
It is a Story
Every story has plot twists, characters, betrayal, faith lost, hope gained, etc. And this book, out of all the books, has it! The thing about the Bible is, it’s not just one book. It’s 66 smaller books that fit into the Bible. Crazy, right? Each with their own time, season, characters, and points about religion and the way of life. And many, many mistakes. We have one central character: God. And He is the only constant thing in there. People die, wars are lost, but God is always there. In this incredible story.
It is a Drama
No, not soap-opera dramatic. Saddening but empowering. You know when you’re around a table and you ask “Whatcha wanna watch?” I sure do. And then it goes to, “Comedy, action, or drama?” That’s the kind of drama I mean. There is betrayal, death, new life, and a whole lot of emotions. Especially in Psalms, in a lot of them David cries out to God. Jeremiah was even depressed. And then the hero, God, is in it all. He has many warriors along the way in this dramatic tale.
It is Non-Fiction
This may not be surprising. All Christians know this. But, here’s the thing. I feel like we still read it as it is fiction sometimes. We read right before bed as we are falling asleep (ahem) and we don’t truly understand what’s going on. It’s not like this is some random action-adventure movie where the gore isn’t real. People died. There were miracles. This isn’t something “just to read,” it’s a beautiful story.
It is an Adventure Book
In a way, it is an adventure. Think about it. War. Heroines and heroes. New lands won. Battleground lost. People love adventure books. So, why not love this one? It’s a really long one.
It is a Love Letter
Lots of people say this, right? Yep. But, in a way, it’s true. There is so much more to the Bible than grace. However, it is a fundamental part of the Bible that we should not forget. That grace means something. That love means something. We should enjoy and celebrate it!
Valentine’s Day Sale!
Really quick. I told you I would, so here I am. My Valentine’s Day sale has STARTED!
It is a full-on sale, so no code needed. 🙂
Dates: January 30-February 14th