"The Bible was not primarily written in order to be read in 10-verse chunks. We have cut the Bible down to size...but most of it, including Paul's letters & certainly the gospels & certainly great books like Isaiah......are read in order to be experienced the way you experience a symphony."
"Imagine if you went to a concert & you got the first 10 bars of Beethoven 5 and then the conductor turned around and said 'OK, that's all for this week, come back the same time next week & we'll have the next 10 bars.' ...and if somebody ...said 'oh, but if you listen to the whole thing you'd never remember it all', you think 'well, that's not the point!' You don't listen to it in order to remember—you WILL remember quite a lot of it—you listen to it in order to be swept along in the full flow & sweep & flood of it, and I grieve over the fact that there are many, many Christians who have never, ever read one of the gospels or even one of the epistles straight through at a sitting." —NT Wright
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