The bible is more than just a book. It is part of our heritage as Christians and Anglicans. Our Christian roots can be found in the Hebrew bible. Anglicans insisted on the right to read the bible in their own language. Many prayers, words, prayers in the Book of Common Prayer are from the Bible.
Our attitudes today towards reading the bible are complicated. We are less biblically literate than our forebears. Many Anglicans hesitate to read the bible. worried they "don't know enough about it," uncomfortable about belief in biblical authority.
In this brief one session introduction to the bible "for the biblically challenged," we reviewed the history of the bible, translations, and ways of reading and understanding the text.
Presentation was by the Rev. Marilyn Baldwin
Ferlo, Roger, Opening the Bible (The New Church’s Teaching Series) Cowley: Boston, 1997