New to the Bible? - Bible Society

New to the Bible?

You’ve decided that you’d like to read the Bible, but where do you begin? We've put together some handy guides to get you started.

What is the Bible?

It's cherished by billions of people around the world. And it's more than a book...

Getting started with the Bible

Getting started with the Bible

New to the Bible and not sure where to begin? Here are three top tips to get you going.

Which is the best Bible translation?

Which is the best Bible translation?

One of the most asked questions about the Bible is 'what is the best translation?' It all depends on who you are and what you will be using it for.

7 top tips for reading the Bible

7 top tips for reading the Bible

The Bible can seem overwhelming, boring and difficult, but a few basic tips can help you understand it more. Try these…

The Bible in 40 steps

The Bible in 40 steps

It's possible to trace a story that runs through all the books from beginning to end. These 40 steps carry you through the story of God’s love for the world he created.

Five ways to pray with the Bible

Five ways to pray with the Bible

Christians believe that when they read the Bible God speaks. If you are new to Bible reading as a Christian it is important to recognise that reading the Bible is slightly different to reading other books.

Famous stories in the Bible

Famous stories in the Bible

How about reading some of the Bible's best-loved and best-known stories.

Read the Bible

Read the Bible

Use our online Bible to read, search, compare, and comment, as well as saving notes and sharing animated verses.

Articles about the Bible

Articles about the Bible

Take a look at our tips on reading the Bible and looking at particular themes within Scripture.

Explore the Bible

Explore the Bible

Find out about the Bible, and its history, also try using our improved Bible search to find the passage you're after, or search the Bible by keyword.

What we're doing

What we're doing

Find out how we work and where we work to bring the Bible to life for communities all over the world.

Bringing the Bible to life

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