The Bible A book of faith that tells the story of God and Gods people The bible is: Sacred Scripture (Holy Writing) The bible is: God’s Word Written by Humans, inspired by the Holy Spirit The bible is: A library of books that reveal Gods truth to us. The Bibles essential message is God loves us and wants to be in a relationship with us. The bible Tells the story of Gods love for us, revealed most perfectly in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. Through Jesus God offers forgiveness, freedom, companionship and new life. The authoritative list of books in the Scripture are known as: Official Canon of the Catholic Church 400 BCE Divided into Two Major Sections The Old Testament or Hebrew Scripture The New Testament or Christian Scripture Divided into Two Major Sections The Old Testament or Hebrew Scripture The religious history, laws and sacred stories of the descendants of Abraham.