Learn to love even the Bible's tough parts.
How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! —Psalm 119:103 (NRSV)
I'm a big fan of the Bible. It offers such reassuring promises, such straightforward—but never pat—answers to our most challenging questions.
As a writing teacher, I especially love the Bible's literariness. How recognizable the characters are, how gripping its stories! Unlike some faith-related writing, it is never sugary or trite. Like all great art, it perpetually surprises.