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1. Read the complete story. No more engaging fragments of Scripture. No more reading one verse at a time. No more treating the Bible like a vending machine dispensing inspiration in sound-bite form. It’s time to engage whole units of thought. To read whole books. And, ultimately, to experience the whole Bible from start to finish. 2. Read the Bible in context. Often we treat the Bible as if it were a personal instruction manual, reading individual parts without a sense of the whole. Instead, it’s time to read the Bible in context. It’s time to read with first-century eyes. To read letters as letters, poetry as poetry, prophetic oracle as... well, you get the idea. It’s time to read the Bible on its terms. 3. Read the Bible in community. For many of us, Bible reading is almost an exclusively private discipline, something that begins and ends with “me.” To experience the Bible on its terms means we should engage it like its first recipients did — and that was almost always in community. Many of the books, including Paul’s letters, were addressed to whole communities, not individuals. Let’s recover the art of Bible reading as a team sport.