Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen ask and answer an important question:
Why have Christians who claim to believe the Bible not seen what treasure they have?
The problem is that (especially under the pressure of theEnlightenment story) the Bible has been broken up into little bits: historical-critical bits, devotional bits, moral bits, theological bits, narrative bits. In fact, it’s been chopped into fragments that fit into the nooks and crannies of the Western cultural story!
When this is allowed to happen, the Bible forfeits its claim to be the one comprehensive, true story of our world and is held captive within another story–the humanist narrative. And thus it will be that other story that will shape our lives.
The Drama of Scripture: Finding Our Place in the Biblical Story by Craig M. Bartholomew & Michael W. Goheen.