The goal of this book is to assist busy people in reading the Bible book by book and understanding what it says. The aim is not mere reading for the sake of reading or as a discipline. Reading the Word of God daily is a great habit, but we must realize that it benefits us most if it is understood and applied. This book and the ones that follow seek to challenge believers' assumptions and preconceived notions about what the Bible says. It assists believers in applying scriptural principles to their daily lives and equips them to do the work of God's kingdom in the midst of a sinful, uncaring, and often hostile society and culture.