"No, the Bible isn’t a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a story. It’s an adventure story about a young hero who comes from a far country to win back his lost treasure. It’s a love story about a brave Prince who leaves his palace, his throne- everything- to rescue the one he loves. It’s like the most wonderful of fairy tales that has come true in real life!
You see, the best thing about the story is- its true. There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling one Big story. The story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them.”
-Sally Lloyd Jones from the Jesus Storybook Bible
i just copied this from someone else's blog but i liked it too much to not put in on my own.