What is the Bible and what is its place in the context of the Christian faith? In this book, Bishop Biörn Fjärstedt traces the rise of the Bible and provides a simple guide to its sixty-six books.
Why did the four gospels we have in the New Testament end up in our Bible? What does it mean that the Bible consists of "God-breathed writings"? How was the Bible used in the early Christian period, and what happened to the biblical view when there was a conflict between piety and research? These are some of the questions that the book deals with. Above all, it takes us on a journey from the books of Moses to the book of Revelation, showing the changing nature of the different books and how they can be read.