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The Bible Part One

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Beginning this week, our church is discussing David Lose's book, Making Sense of Scripture.  It is one of my favorite books and honestly addresses such questions as, "What is the Bible," "Is the Bible true," and "How Can I Read the Bible."  My interest in the Bible is really two fold:

First, with the History Channel's recent mini-series on Scripture, there is a renewed interest in talking about the good book.  Yet, as interested as we are, the reality is also there is a passivity when it comes actually to reading the Bible.  A recent study suggests the average American household owns 4.4 Bibles, yet rarely reads any of them. 

That is not said to make you feel guilty!  The Bible is complex, confusing, and even frustrating.  Churches have not always done a great job of helping people get into the Bible.  In fact, pastors can occasionally give off the vibe that you need a seminary degree in order to understand Scripture by the very fact that we get…