Jesus has given his followers two means of connecting with him in particular: the written Word of God and its servants, the church's pastors. Jesus founded his church on apostolic writings and on apostolic leaders—on the Bible and on bishops.
I'll be honest. The Bible is not always my favorite. Often, I'll read it and end up with even more questions. Sometimes, it has even scandalized my faith. The text is complex, dated, and sometimes just plain archaic. It seems so human. How can this be the Word of God, I think. What makes it worse is that there are SO many approaches to the Bible, both inside and outside the church. This makes it hard to nail down the exact nature of the book, to begin with.