I first came across this video a couple of months ago, of N.T. Wright being asked what he would say to his children on his deathbed. His response is simply to read the gospels and look at Jesus.
Jesus is absolutely in the middle. If you want to know who God is, look at Jesus. If you want to know what it means to be human, look at Jesus. If you want to know what love is, look at Jesus. If you want to know what grief is, look at Jesus. And go on looking until you’re not just a spectator, but you’re actually part of the drama which has him as its central character.