Fiction: 02/08/17 ~A Story of God and All of Us Young Readers Edition: A Novel Based on the Epic TV Miniseries "The Bible"
History: 05/12/2020 ~ KJV Version - LDS version; NIV Student Edition
I have had the fortune of reading a lot of fictionalized tales of the characters within the Bible and each often gives the reader something new to think about or even add details that are sorely lacking. Some also end up adding theories that may or may not be true.
Reading the actual Bible itself leans both ways. At times you can recognize the mythoi in the book itself and it allows the reader to briefly read over those parts until you actually hit the history that isn't given in as exciting a format at the rest of the book. But the actual Bible also has its own hidden gems.
I have been blessed on both accounts of reading in the end though just since of the balance that they offer to me.