In my opinion, the Word of God is the life of Jesus. He became flesh to teach us how to love one another. Quoting the bible is impressive but, what good does parroting words written so long ago do if you aren't living those words in your life no matter whose words they are? The Bible is an inspired collection of books telling the story of our relationship with God and each other. Many of these stories are metaphors meant to expand our views and understanding to life's situations. I wouldn't get too caught up in the semantics of calling the Bible the Word of God. I feel it is through reading and hearing the words written in the Bible that God speaks to our hearts making the words of the Bible His words.