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What is the most important book of the Bible, in your opinion? What is the least important? I'd like to read the Bible, but I don't want to waste my time on parts that aren't important.


Every part of the Bible is important, because every part came from God, and every part has something to teach us about our relationship with Him. As the Bible itself says, “ALL Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy 3:16, emphasis added).

At the same time, the center or heart of the Bible is Jesus Christ — His life, death and resurrection for us. The Old Testament looks forward to His coming and tells us how God prepared the way for it (which is one reason why Jesus quoted it so much). The New Testament records Jesus’ actual coming, and the difference He made in the lives of His followers after He returned to Heaven. Both parts of the Bible tell us of God’s love for us.

Because Jesus is the heart of the Bible, I suggest you begin reading one of the Gospels (I often suggest John). As you read, ask God to show you who Jesus is, and what He can do in your life. You’ll discover that Jesus was more than a great teacher; He was God in human flesh, who came from Heaven to save us from our sins and give us hope for the future. Could anything be more important?

Don’t read, however, just to discover more information about the Bible, or about Jesus. God wants to change your life — and He will, as you turn to Jesus and commit your life to Him. Read your Bible not only with an open mind, but with an open heart and will.

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  1. Colin says:

    I need God’s help

  2. Steven Clark says:

    I tried reading the Bible several times and could not ever get to the meaning. So I prayed to Jesus to please help me get to know you better somehow. Jesus deliverd by sending us a preacher who now is our Pastor.I understand the Bible when he goes though it with us. But he’s the first to tell you if you are learning though my preaching it’s only because Jesus is working in your life it’s Jesus you give the thanks not me.

  3. Julia Garcia says:

    I want to learn everything about te bible I want to be a better person

  4. Austin Tegano says:

    Truthfully there is no most important part, you have to read the whole bible to understand it and without reading 1 chapter, it makes you not know information for future chapters or books

  5. Burnett Akiu says:

    I’m interested in the comparison of the new testament versus the old testment?

  6. Christine Dunivanr says:

    My dad is dying and I need prayers for him. He is not close to God.

    1. BGEA says:

      Hi Christine,
      Our hearts ache for you, and we have prayed. If your dad is able and resources allow, one thing you might consider is watching one of our My Hope programs with him online. You can find those here:

  7. Sean says:

    The least important book in the bible for me is numbers. It’s not that hard to read but trying to comprehend it is struggling. All the rules and things for the people who I’m unsure who they all were, where they came from, we all came from Adam and Eve? It becomes clear only in the gospels that Jesus was the son of God on earth and that he came back once before and will again, the best book in my opinion is luke

  8. Mohammed asif says:

    Its good I like it very much

  9. Milady Ayala says:

    WOW!! Its amazing how God reveals himself to us in the book of john. Thanks for the advice and help I really appreciate it.

  10. Eve jesus'child says:

    Je sais pas pour moi c’est l’Apocalypse,le livre de jean,mathieu,l’Exode mais j’aimerais connaitre la bible par cœur être incollable sur ça ou même être cathéchiste quand je serais grande.