Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The one book many are scared of.

As I was reading the second book in The Hunger Games, "Catching Fire,"  I started thinking.  These books have been able to keep my attention for the duration of one book and partially through another.  Why is it we don't yearn to read the Bible like that?  Last week I mentioned, in Chapter Two, how my kids challenged me to desire to read my Bible more. Still, however, I find myself reading through other books and not continually reading through the Bible as if all the answers to life can be found in it. 

Why is that? Why is it that the one book that can teach us the most...the one book that can change us the most...the one book that was fully inspired by God is so hard for us to desire to read? 

Are we scared that it might change us? 

What are your thoughts?


  1. I think many of us think of the Bible in the way that we have been taught in the past. I don't think many of us understand that it can be new and exciting...just like a new book!

    1. Agreed. That is a huge part of why I am reading it the way I am right now.