If I didn't believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, it would just be a good book with some valuable lessons and stories. If I hadn't proved to myself that the Bible is more than that, it wouldn't be a big fixture in my life, as there are plenty of good books available to read and learn from.
What makes the Bible the most important book in my life, a book I have read more than 4 times through, is that its 66 books are interconnected with a central theme. Its advice is totally consistent with being made available by a higher power who loves his human creation and only wants the best for us. Its prophecies have all come true, even though some were written hundreds of years in advance.
It is also a huge part of my life because it has provided the answers to questions no one else can answer, such as why we are here, what the purpose of life is, what the future will hold and why people get sick, suffer and die.
Reading, studying and meditating on the Bible gives me hope and endurance in these tough days as I look forward to the brighter better future God has promised.
"For here I am creating new heavens and a new earth and the former things will not be called to mind, neither will they come up into the heart." - Isaiah 65:17