I am so sorry this took me so long to respond to. In short I have to say you have a very interesting view of the Bible it seems. Changed the lives of, most translated, most read-all yes. The hope thing…well, maybe on an individual scale, behind closed doors it has given people hope. On a large scale it has done what every other Holy Book has done.
To answer your question, I have read the Bible. When I was a child, I read the Bible in pieces, you know how they make you in Sunday School. You read this verse and that and the pastor or your parents tell you what you should get from it. Then later on I read it cover to cover a few times. And I think everyone should do that at least once, to not just the Bible but to every other major holy book that is currently affecting our world. It provides great insights as to why our government holds certain laws, why certain wars can exist, why certain areas of the world behave differently than others. So no, I don’t read the bible in the sense that I don’t continuously read it. But I have read it a few times.