“The Bible is no magic book, but a strange, enigmatic power stirs when we reach for the Scriptures. Something influential, though invisible, is happening as we hear God’s words read or spoken, and when we read or study. Something supernatural, but unseen, transpires as we see the text in front of us and take it into our souls. Someone unseen moves.”
David Mathis, Habits of Grace: Enjoying Jesus Through the Spiritual Disciplines, 52.
The book I recommend to better understand how to read the Bible is Reading the Bible Supernaturally, by John Piper.