The Bible is not a book, it's a library. I've known that a long time, but didn't have the language for it until Good Shepherd UMC did a sermon series called Text Message. They stole the idea from Andy Stanley and I stole it from them.
I hope the people of Catawba UMC will start referring to the Bible as a library. I shared that with them this Sunday. To hear the whole message from the first sermon in our Text Message series, you can go here.
Think about it: the Bible has over 40 authors, 66 different books that have been written over the span of thousands of years. It is not in chronological order and it is full of different genres of writing. The Bible is not just a book, it's a library.