The Bible is one of the most circulated and best selling books of all time. Many believe it to contain the word of God. Meaning, God, for the purpose of our guidance and instruction, either commanded or inspired certain people throughout history to chronicle certain events, lessons and prophecies. Others believe it a book of stories, partly fiction and non-fiction, but no more than that. Others still, think it was written intelligent men as a means to control the masses, keeping them docile and subservient for their own purposes.
Regardless of your perspective, whether you believe it to be inspired of God, a religious text, or man agenda-driven, it is undeniable that the Bible has endless practical applications. At the bare minimum, it is a book bursting with knowledge. It is the Encyclopedia of ‘How-To’ books. The Bible offers:
Marital relationship advice
Child upbringing advice
Advice on personal conduct
Advice on how to treat one another
Advice on how to live a healthy life
Advice on self-improvement
Historical account of events
Perspective on different matters
Encouragement, inspiration and guidance
If you have not read the Bible because you have considered it a “religious” text, you should reconsider. It is a one-stop-shop for all things life related. You may surprised by what you uncover.