I was just thinking the other day about how we do new Christians a disservice by just giving them a NT and telling them to read it. We should be giving them whole Bibles (you can get entire KJV paperbacks from most any dollar store and Crossway publishes an ESV Economy Bible that sells for less than $2). The OT is extremely important because knowing where the people of God have been and what they’ve been through helps us to understand where the people of God are, where they’re going, and what we can expect.
It was a funny coincidence that just as I was thinking about this I came across a post from Steve Hays quoting Roger Olson’s view on the OT. Let’s just say it doesn’t line up with my own thinking on the subject.