As a Catholic i have not read the Bible much. Can you make this book less intimidating to me?

God is a great talker. He has spoken to us at many times and in many places. Much of what He has said has been written down by those who loved to listen to Him. What He's said has been put into a collection of books which, today, we call, the Bible.

What kind of books are in this collection? Stories, poems, histories, songs, wise sayings, promises of love, prophecies, and advice on how to live and how to die.Some sections you will not be able to stop reading because of the sheer excitement the stories engender. You will meet all kinds of people: heroes, villains, saints, sinners, cowards, beauties, and hags. You will find the clever and the stupid, the powerful and the weak. You will read about the devil himself. But most of all you will come to know and love the Father and His beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit.

When were the books written? The first books appeared about 900 B.C. and the last one was written around a.d.100.Where were they written? In many places: Israel, Egypt, Syria, Greece, Turkey, and Rome.

Why were they written? Because God wanted to express in writing how much He loves us.

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