I just finished the book, “The Bible Jesus Read” by Philip Yancey. I give it two thumbs and two big toes up! Find a copy and read it. You’ll be rocked.
As for what I learned from it: Too much to post here. I will say I have a newfound appreciation for the Old Testament. I look forward to getting into the Prophets; I don’t dread them. And I think I will enjoy going through Deuteronomy soon as well.
Let me close with this, because I want you to go read the book yourself, rather than me telling you all about it here. When I finished the chapter on The Prophets, I almost cried. I certainly repented, for I have not respected, nor desired to read The Prophets. I was so torn up because this is, after all, the section of Scripture in which God talks back!