The Old Testament is my fifth favorite book of scripture. I'd rather read the Book of Mormon or the New Testament.
My family decided we wanted to read the entire Old Testament this year. Right now we're in the middle of Exodus. You know, it's not as bad as I remember.
The Old Testament actually has some of my favorite scriptural heros. Joseph is one of my biggest heros. Whether he was sold into slavery, thrown into jail, or put in charge of a national famine prevention program, Joseph always took a difficult situation and thrived. I try to follow his example. I don't always live up to it yet.
As my family continues to read the Old Testament this year, I bet I'll be re-introduced to several other Old Testament heros.