"If we really believe that the Bible is the Word of God, then it should be much more than a book that we are familiar with. It out to shape every aspect of our existence. It should guide the decisions we make in life" (92).
I think that most people fall into the former category - the Bible is nice and all, but does it really impact lives at a visceral level. True transformation only occurs when we allow the Scriptures to speak to our lives in every situation. Example: The Great Commandment calls us to love our neighbor as ourselves. When we read the Scripture and don't do anything about it, there is no transformation there - the Bible calls us to ACTIVELY find ways to love our neighbor: bringing coffee over, helping to shovel the driveway. Acting on the commandments of Christ is the greatest sign that we are being transformed and not just existing.
Are you in existence mode or are you being transformed?