God did not have the Bible written to be ignored. Obviously he wrote it so that those in Christ might read it so that they would know about god and what to do. When Jesus was tempted, all his responses were taken from the Bible. Without it, we are blind.
I study it every day for my training as an academic. The Bible is the culmination of the human experience, a great piece of ANE history, and a beautiful anthology of literature. All people should read the Bible for personal, cultural, and academic enrichment. If Christians don't, that's a shame.