Can there be anything relevant in it for me? No one in their right mind would doubt that the Bible is a remarkable book. It has long been the number-one bestseller. Each year, people buy hundreds of millions of Bibles. The Bible — the whole book or part of it — is available in more than 1,500 languages, and each year it sees yet more translations. All this despite the fact that the Bible is no light- weight paperback novel.
The Bible is not a single book either. It is a collection of sixty-six books written by forty human authors whom God inspired. It uses more than three-quarters of a million words written over a period of more than 1,000 years. And there is an amazing harmony in it from beginning to end!
The Bible’s Unique Message. The Bible tells the story of Jesus Christ. The Old Testament foretells His coming, and the New Testament explains why He came. Most religious writings describe humankind’s attempts to reach up to God by doing something to earn favor or acceptance. Only the Bible’s message of Christ reveals what God has already done for humankind. Many religions have saviour images, but none equals Christianity’s unique claim. The Bible declares that the eternal, true, and living God became a human man, one without sin. This man is Jesus, who died and rose again so that everyone who believes in Him can live forever (see John 1:12; 3:16).