“Everything must be fulfilled that is written about me in the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms.”Jesus, Luke 24:44
The Bible is a big book (or rather, a collection of 66 books). It’s a book that has profoundly shaped our world. It is a book that is full of truth, and beauty, and has given us lots of ideas and idioms (like ‘turn the other cheek’). It has multiple genres, was composed over a long period of time, by many authors, and yet, is surprisingly coherent. It does have strange laws about eating grasshoppers, and mixing fibres, and says a bit about sex, work, and other bits of our day to day life.
You might want to read the Bible, but it’s hard to know where to begin, and can be a bit daunting. We can help. If you’d like to read the Bible with someone as a guide, just ask using the form below.
We think reading the Bible with another person is one of the best ways to investigate Christianity. But you can also just start by yourself. There are lots of translations of the Bible available online, we recommend the NIV as an easy to read translation, and recommend starting with a Gospel (which means “good news”, and these are biographies of Jesus), especially Mark (the shortest and fastest paced), or John (the deepest and most profound).