There's currently a stigma that surrounds the Old Testament confusing us to believe that it is boring or irrelevant to modern Christianity. Quite frankly, this is something that we need to deal with. Why? Because it's an issue hindering us and we need to face it. and we have done poorly thus far.
That's the reason why I started reading Philip Yancey's "The Bible Jesus Read". It targets the topic of a stale and troublesome Old Testament that believers struggle to read. And to say that this book has helped my Bible reading or my view of the Bible is understatement.
Don't get me wrong. I enjoyed the Old Testament. But I really only enjoyed parts of it. Yancey quotes Oswald Chambers on page 9 saying, "the Psalms teach you how to pray; Job teaches you how to suffer; the Song of Solomon teaches you how to love; Proverbs teaches you how to live; and Ecclesiastes teaches you how to enjoy." But I wonder, what are we to do with the other 34 books? How are we to enjoy those?