Portlandia and Spiritual Formation

For many people, spiritual formation is about reading the Bible in 90 days. I am not discounting that reading the Bible in 90 days is not a fine thing, but I am more concerned about what one does on the 91st day.

Reading the Bible at such a pace makes me wonder how does it form us? Does it render the Bible as just another source to get information and then move onto the next source?

Have you seen this sketch by Portlandia?

Of course Christians should read the Bible, but is it worth seeing the Bible as something that we need to conquer? Or is the Bible something that conquers us?  

As a person who rarely reads a book more than one time, I can be at fault for reading the Bible as an "information source" rather than a source of formation.

Karl Barth was right, read the newspaper in one hand and the Bible in the other. One for information, and one for formation.

Let us not be formed by the shallower source.