Bible critics say, “The Bible is useful.” Do Christians agree? Christians mainly seem to read the Bible in preparation for debates, not to personally benefit by reading it.
I think Bible critics just want to say something nice, to sound “objective”, and, thus, be more persuasive. However unintentionally the critics might be right: The Bible is VERY useful—in fact, the Bible’s usefulness could be the strongest testimony for its infallibility. But the Bible can only be as useful as we make it.
Don’t debate the Bible with Christians or critics. Just read it and see what your life proves.