and so the reader will pick it up and go through it's contents. And you know what, it work whether you believe in it or not.
If the stories were wrote down in their originality, they would be boring and no one would read them and possibly lost in time.
Same goes for Hollywood Movies. Adding some fiction to the truth could make the movies a Blockbuster Hit.
On the other hand, there are other parts of the Bible that are not embellished, or at least are not to be read with that intention. I don't believe these parts were embellished, but are intended to be read as history.