Quite simply, I find this absurd. I've never in my life heard anyone say that they follow the bible (as in worship it). All Christians by definition follow after Jesus Christ. He is our God, our Lord, our Prophet, our Priest, and our King. He deserves all our adoration for who he is, what he has done, and what he will continue to do.
I know of no one who worships scripture. I've been in the church for as long as I can remember. I've lived in New York, Georgia, North Carolina, and the country of India. I've also traveled a decent amount. Never have I met even one Christian who said they worship the bible.
What, then, is the bible? The bible is God's special revelation to us. It is one way we know God. Frankly, it is the only way we can know certain specifics about God. For example, how could we know about Christ's virgin birth, Christ's miracles, Christ's teachings, etc. apart from scripture? We could not. The Holy Spirit certainly guides us each moment of the day, but the Spirit is not generally in the business of imparting specific information such as I've mentioned.
Apart from the bible we would know very little of God to distinguish him from many of the other gods the world has to offer. The bible is, therefore, necessary.
That said, we've all made numerous mistakes when trying to interpret the bible. This is our fault. As we approach the scriptures, we must do so with humility. We are wise to consult other older believers when trying to understand the more difficult passages. We will make mistakes in this. However, the bible is not designed to be some sort of tricky book. Rather, it is designed for us to be able to understand it.
In reality, there is no "Jesus versus bible" debate. If you hear anyone saying there is, you can be sure that they are talking about something else. Usually it is a matter of poor biblical interpretation on someone's part. Sometimes it is simply believers not liking a specific teaching that is in the bible.
God has provided us with the bible so that we can know him. Without it we would not know much of what we need to know. This does not, of course, suggest that we bow down to the bible or worship it. On the contrary, Jesus Christ is the only one worthy of that. He is the one the bible reveals in splendor to us.
Jesus Christ and the bible fit together seamlessly.