For the last two weeks we’ve been laying the foundation for how we approach the Bible. A fortnight ago we looked at what we believe about the Bible; last week we talked about how to understand and interpret it. This is all very well, but many of us struggle to read the Bible at all! We may find all reading difficult, or we may find the Bible particularly hard. No matter how many new resolutions we make, inevitably after a few weeks we’re barely reading it again. Or, for others of us, we’ve faithfully read the Bible for many years but it seems dead to us. Where is the life? Where is the ‘encounter with God through scripture’ that was spoken about? What can we do about all this?