A casual reading of the New Testament in comparison with the Old Testament finds a different revelation of God. The mountain god YHWH is supplanted by a much more loving God.
I believe in the big picture of the Bible wihtout believing fundamentally that everything n the Bible is literal. Revelation is a great example of what utter nonsense there is. There are multiple Gensis accounts in the Bible. Any rational reader cannot accept it the way Jerry Falwell or the WT proclaims.
Virgin actually translates young maiden. The Cecil B/ DeMille and Franco Zefferelli productions of the Bible are entertaining and part of me adores them but Katzenakis, The Last Temptation of Christ and The Gospel of Matthew by the gay Italian communist film maker are much more likely to reveal truth. I've never been to the Holy Land but friends have. The mighty Jordan is a dinky river. Bethelehm has flashing neon signs, very ugly and not holy. Jersualem is a small city. The Mount of Olives is just a hill. Sparkle dust doesn't existi in real life.
The core can be true. Most of it depends on faith.
America does not allow its public schools to teach the Bible as an academic discipline. True academic study is only several generatoins old. Sadly, we have eliminated Bible literacy. Without Bible literacy, try understanding Shakespeare and contemporary writers.
The Bible has much that its priase worthy and wise. I would revile the way it has been used as a social and political force to keep people in line.