A month ago I began preparing to lead a Bible in 90 Days class at church by (surprise) reading 12 bible pages a day ... the class started this morning. I have been surprised by the joy that I am having in reading 45-60 minutes a day. This brisker reading pace has brought a new biblical perspective.
I started seeing the bible more as a story than anything. I have been realizing that it is a book of families, pain and redemption. The first family experienced pain in the garden when Cain killed Abel ... a nightmare for the first parents. Noah prevailed in desperate times and saved His family. Joseph turned the pain of rejection into the rescue of his family. God brought redemption to exiled Israel as they cried out to Him. Go here for more about The Bible in 90 Days.