what is the bible?

The Bible is one large document made up of many books and letters that have been compiled to share the story and teachings of Christianity. Christians do not view this book as simply a historical piece of literature, rather we read it as the very words of God. We believe that God divinely inspired and revealed these writings to various people throughout history in order that they might record a document to be shared with His people everywhere. Although there are many stories written in this book, it is essentially one long narrative about the person of Jesus Christ. Today, we read the Bible to understand the nature of God and learn His plans for our life.