The key to understanding the Bible is recognizing the genre: it’s not primarily a book of rules, it’s not primarily a book of inspiration, it’s not even primarily a book of religious belief – it’s primarily a story, narrative. And the Bible claims to be the story of everything, the story of how God created a beautiful world which humans messed up and which he is redeeming back to himself. Another key is to realize that this story invites us to become an active participant, in fact to enter into a relationship with the author by becoming a co-participant in the story.


Aaron Mueller
Chuck Rathert