The best way to learn about christianity is to start at the beginning and the beginning of life and christianity are both recorded in the Bible. It also contains the teachings of Jesus Christ, which apply to all generations of human life.
Now once you start, your either going to get bored and put it away or your going to read it until you get to the end. If you put it away, your putting your hopes of eternal life back in a drawer. Of all the choices you make in your life, don't make that one. You want to at least give yourself a chance.
Eventually it will become addictive and you'll be reading it most of the days of your life. It'll be one of those lifetime things that you keep going back to because you can't remember part of what you read last night, or somebody at work said something, etc., etc..
Remember, this isn't your typical story with a happy ending. The Bible is the book of life itself and it offers everyone the opportunity to freely choose between eternal life with God or eternal punishment with Satan. It's up to you.
The Old Testament The New Testament
The Pentateuch 5 books The Gospels 4 books
The Historical Books 16 books Acts of the Apostles 1 book
The Wisdom Books 7 books The New Testament Letters 14 ltrs
The Prophetic Books 18 books The Catholic Letters 7 ltrs
The Book of Revelation 1 book
The Old Testament is a biblical history of the jewish people, which starts at the Garden of Eden and ends with the birth of Jesus Christ in Nazareth. It covers over 2,200 years (Abraham was born around 2166 b.c. and time prior to that becomes difficult to establish).
The New Testament is a biblical history of the beginning of Christianity, which starts with the birth of Jesus Christ and ends with the writing of the Book of Revelation around 95 a.d..
Start with the first book of the Old Testament, Genesis. We say this because everyone should have an understanding of the Creation.
It describes the creation of the universe and the beginning of life on earth. It will take you from Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, through the great flood with Noah and then take you through the life of the first patriarch Abraham. It ends with the story of how the third patriarch, Jacob and his family travel to Egypt, never to return to their homeland.
Next, keep reading on through Exodus. Here you learn how Moses leads the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Sinai Desert. There they wander for 40 years before coming to the Jordon river, which is their access to the Promised Land. It includes the epic stories of Moses receiving the Ten Commandments from God and of the Israelite's crossing of the Red Sea.
Now lets skip over to the New Testament and start reading from the beginning, which is the Gospel of Matthew. You will want to read the entire New Testament because this is where Christianity begins.
It describes the life of Jesus Christ and his teachings and it describes how all mankind can now hope for salvation and eternal life through their belief and faith in God the Father, his son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spriit. Up until the birth of Christ only the Jewish nation (God's chosen people) could hope for eternal life with God.
There is a lot of interaction between the old and new testaments. There are numerous references back to the old testament by Jesus and the old testament makes several prophecies of events that occur hundreds of hears later in the new testament. The Old Testament predicts the New Testament and the New Testament validates the Old Testament.
The teachings, covenants and moral standards that were established over 2,000 years ago by God and his son Jesus Christ were relevant at that time and continue to be relevant in our time. The bible is often refered to as the "living bible" as it applies to everyone, at all times and for all things..
"In the beginning was the Word,
and the Word was with God,
and the Word was God." Jn 1:1
symbol of Judism.
The Cross, symbol of Christianity
The Beginning of your journey
"What came to be through him was life,
and this life was the light of the human race;"
There are two parts of the bible
The sacred scriptures of the Christian world comprised of both the Old and New Testaments.