When I work with people in therapy we often talk about the importance of being physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually healthy. And one of the primary ways that many people who foster their spiritual growth is through their participation in the Bible. That may be through reading, memorization, study, teaching, preaching…trying to live out what is written in their daily lives.

Sometimes though the Bible can just become another textbook for us, rather than a story that we enter into. I love here in this short video how Eugene Peterson explains the difference between “studying” and “reading” the bible.