" And God intends that the whole story be the framework that guides His people as they live, relate and work in the world. The people of God have been called out of the patterns and narratives of this world and into something far truer, richer, and deeper- the story of God and His work in the world. Beyond a rule book, a systematic theology textbook, or a collection of inspiring sayings, the Bible presents itself to us as a story that describes the way things really are. It offers the truest story of the whole world - all of life, history, experience, culture and civilization are encompassed in it's pages. It is a record of God's pursuit of His people. He has not remained distant from our world - far from it! He has entered into human history to work, rescue and restore. "
- Mike Erre Why the Bible Matters