Hi, Aaron, welcome to the forum!
Very briefly, I have found the following ideas really helpful:
William Webb's idea of looking at history as a redemptive trajectory so when we read the Bible, we are looking for how God moved people from where they were in their particular culture and place in history to a place closer to God's ultimate ideal of shalom. The focus is on God's transformation of people and unveiling of more and more of his character.
Kevin VanHoozer's idea of the theo-drama and God's word as a speech act. This is similar in some ways to Webb's ideas in that it puts the focus on looking at how God acts in human history, instead of trying to boil everything down to propositional truth nuggets.
Kenton Sparks' idea that Scripture redeems Scripture and the reason that we recoil against some of the things recorded in the OT is actually because our culture and ethics have been shaped by the NT.
All of these ideas are expounded on in much more detail in lots of places, and they are ideas that other authors often cite and interact with.