The Bible is the account of God’s action in the world, and his purpose with all creation. It was written over sixteen centuries by over forty human authors. It is an entire library of 66 books, including history, law, songs, poetry, letters, prophesies, stories and more.
There are two sections, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is the original Hebrew Bible, the sacred scriptures of the Jewish faith, written between about 1200 and 165 BC. The New Testament books were written by Christians in the first century AD.
The New Testament includes four Gospels which were written to present the life and teachings of Jesus in ways that would be appropriate to different readerships, and for that reason are not all the same. They were not intended to be biographies of Jesus, but selective accounts that would demonstrate his significance for different cultures.
Follow the links for some resources designed to help you get to grips with the Word of God in the Bible
The Bible Project - animated videos to help people experience the Bible in a way that is "approachable, engaging, and transformative."
Bible Gateway - for on-line Bible, study tools and more
Bible App - use to make God's Word a part of your daily life. Download the free app and access your bookmarks, notes, and reading plans from anywhere. Many versions, including audio, all on your mobile device.