What Exactly Is The Bible?

We continue our Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) campaign here on GUWG.

Last week, we kicked things off with a little quiz to assess your Bible literacy. We then went through a slew of ways to get more Bible into your .

We’ll start this week off with a basic question: What exactly is the Bible?

The Bible is a collection of 66 books written over a 1,600-year period by 40 authors in 3 languages on 3 continents depicting nearly 3,000 characters in more than 1,500 locations through which God chose to reveal Himself via a variety of prose, poetry and prophecy.

Why on earth would any sane, normal, modern person spend any time with a book like that? As we discussed last week, here’s what the Bible itself says:

Christianity Ain’t a Religion

It’s Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) Week here on GUWG.

Monday, we gave you a little quiz to assess your Bible literacy. Tuesday, we gave you tips on how to get more Bibleishness into your life. Wednesday, we boiled the Bible down to one noun: JESUS. Thursday, it was one verb: LOVE. Friday, we zeroed in on the job description for every Christian. Yesterday, we discussed the only thing that matters, according to the Bible.

Today, we wrap things up with one last big-picture word: RELATIONSHIP.

At its , Christianity isn’t a religion. It’s a relationship. We can actually know God.

Being a Christian doesn’t mean following a bunch of rules and regulations. It means being part of the most loving family in the history of the universe. The Bible says:

The Only Thing That Matters

It’s Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) Week here on GUWG.

Monday, we gave you a little quiz to assess your Bible literacy. Tuesday, we gave you tips on how to get more Bible into your . Wednesday, we boiled the Bible down to one noun: JESUS. Thursday, it was one verb: LOVE. Yesterday, we zeroed in on the job description for every Christian.

Today’s topic: the only thing that matters on this planet, according to the Bible. Here it is in one beautiful little verse. Meditate on it. Marinate in it. Memorize it.

The Christian’s Job Description

It’s Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) Week here on GUWG.

Monday, we gave you a little quiz to assess your Bible literacy. Tuesday, we gave you tips on how to get more Bibleishness into your life. Wednesday, we boiled the Bible down to one noun: JESUS. Yesterday, it was one verb: LOVE.

Today, we discuss what the Bible identifies as the job description for each and every human being in the history of the planet.

Here it is in one word …

The Bible In One Verb

It’s Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) Week here on GUWG.

Monday, we gave you a little quiz to assess your Bible literacy. Tuesday, we gave you tips on how to get more Bibleishness into your life. Yesterday, we started looking at the BIG picture of the Bible by boiling it down to one noun: JESUS.

Today, we boil it down to one verb. Here it is:

The Bible’s BIG Picture

It’s Stamp Out Bible Illiteracy Gently (SOBIG) Week here on GUWG.

Monday, we gave you a little quiz to assess your Bible literacy. Yesterday, we gave you tips on how to get more Bibleishness into your life.

Today we start looking at how to read the Bible. When reading God’s communication to us, it’s absolutely critical to keep the BIG PICTURE in mind.

First, it helps to know the basic plot …

Take the Time to Take The Time Test

Yesterday here on GUWG, we shared some frightening statistics and then officially declared this STAMP OUT BIBLE ILLITERACY GENTLY (SOBIG) WEEK.

To help us all assess our level of Bible literacy, we provided this handy little quiz. As promised, here is the official answer key.

Now it’s time for another test. But first, here’s today’s Bible dose for your consideration: