The online part of this course is a guided tour of How to Read the Bible as Literature. It is not a substitute for reading the book. Instead, it is a systematic guide to the book. It divides the reading of the book into manageable units of assigned pages and gives a preview of what you will read in the book. This course facilitates your reading of How to Read the Bible as Literature, and it provides an incentive to persevere in the project.
It needs to be said again that the backbone of this course is assimilating How to Read the Bible as Literature. The eight online lessons are like an itinerary that a tour guide distributes before the actual legs of the journey.