Because the NT is the most relevant to us. I've heard it expressed like this by the Navigators, though it isn't original with them:
Originally Posted by fairytalelover
The Old is in the New revealed
The New is in the Old concealed.
So the one that has by far the most relevant information for us is the NT. But reading Genesis is important (and subsequent books in the 1st 17 books - the historical section of the OT) as it explains the background of the NT. I suppose it's kind of like the Hobbit. It gives some helpful background info. for the Lord of the Ring series, but start in with the Fellowship of the Ring first.
The central figure of the Bible is Jesus Christ - both OT and NT. So the best place to start is in the gospels. We need to get Him right first before any of the rest makes any sense.
FYI, my favorite of all the Disney animated films has always been Beauty and the Beast. Our family have annual passes also to the two parks there. About 6 - 8 months ago I saw a couple dressed up in their wedding gown and tux still who went to Disneyland right after their wedding. They were staying at the Disneyland Hotel. Looked like fun, though it must have gotten kinda hot at that time of the year! (Met them at the Mad Hatter and struck up a conversation.) I think going to Dland after weddings may be more common than I'd realized.
My daughter is nearly 15 - don't know what she wants to do when she gets married, though I'm sure she's done lot's of thinking about it already!
My wife is a history major, and teaches history at a local Christian school. I've always been interested in history also. I've been reading through some historical fiction series by some Christian authors the past three years or so and took a church history class over a year ago..
3 John 4 - "No greater joy can I have than this, to hear that my [spiritual] children walk in the truth.