The problem is, I've talked to you guys, and you don't understand the Bible.
Read the Book of God: ths Bible as a Novel. It puts things in perspective, beginning with Abraham (with some stories from Noah and Elijah, I think) and ending with the Gospel. It writes these stories like you are seeing a history play out standing over the shoulder of these people. You see why all these wars happened, how there are people, kings, priests, and prophets (and of course God), and suddenly why the Old Testament matters. It matters because of the story of a long term relationship with God with the chosen people, and how they let God down, and God sent his son anyway. But not just for the Jews.
It also matters, because the Ten Commandments are still part of the code that they live by, even though kashrut is not followed. And it matters because all those other laws are seen as a curse, something we couldn't hope to live up to. The old law is to lead us to Christ. Without that law, we don't really understand this.
The New Testament only has no context. Jesus is some cool dude that pops up and forgives our sins. That's great but what's Revelation for? And maybe some of the letters should be left out because they relate to Christian ties with Judaism. Pretty soon, you just have the gospel and Acts. Maybe.