The Word is there to guide us. More importantly it is meant to be a discovery process. The Bible requires complete reading in order to understand the meaning of God's Word. Often passages within the pages of the Bible have connections to verses written elsewhere in this great book. So careful study and reflection is needed in order to discern the true meaning of the passage. To truly understand the Bible and it's meaning, you need to read the entire book. God will give you the understanding and discernment you need to understand what you are reading. A Bible with commentary included is a must.
The Life Application Bible will give you a great start toward understanding and discernment.