We're excited to partner with you as you begin to explore the Bible.

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FINDING A READING PLAN

If you are not familiar with the Bible, we would recommend that you start with this reading plan that provides an overview. After that, we encourage you to select another plan that interests you.

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A TRUE STORY

The Bible is not one book but rather a collection of 66 books written by 40 authors written over a period of about 1500 years, and it tells the true story of a passionate God on a relentless pursuit of the people he loves, a story in which God features as the main character.

It begins with God as creator of humankind.  We quickly rebelled against him, destroying the intimate relationship that people had with God.  The rest of the Bible is about God's work to restore that relationship, the climax of which is the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, through which God proved his love for us.

The Bible was written to people that lived in cultures very different from our own and is organized categorically rather than chronologically. Some parts of the Bible are much easier to understand than others, and it can take a bit of effort to work through it. 

A HISTORY BOOK

If you would like to better understand the history of the Bible, and how to get the most out of it, we would encourage you to pick up a copy of How to Read the Bible for All it's Worth.