The Bible is a collection of 66 books, written by over 40 authors who were inspired by the Holy Spirit. Divided into the Old and New Testaments it consists of law, history, poetry, stories, parables, letters and prophecy. Each book of the Bible is divided into chapters and each chapter into verses. For example, John 3:16 means the book of John, chapter 3 and verse 16. If you read about 4 chapters a day you will have read the whole Bible in one year. As you study the Bible, it will make you wise for salvation (2 Timothy 3:15).