The Scriptures are God's Word to us. We should personally read them, study them, meditate upon them and, most of all, practice them. But the first step to a truly enriching study of the Bible is understanding the basics behind it. This gives every believer not only a deeper appreciation for the wonder of God's Word, but also a foundation for apologetic discussions in the future. This introductory book explores important questions that many wonder about: Who wrote the Bible? How was it written? Why should I believe in this antiquated book? What about its contradictions and problems? R. Laird Harris answers these questions and more. He also includes questions to provoke further exploration. And the book concludes with vital chapters on study helps and Bible study methods, as well as a list of resources for enrichment. The beginning Christian will thoroughly benefit from this encouraging work.