Shrewsbury Abbey

Bible Page

The Bible is at the heart of the Christian Faith. Drawing from Judaic roots, what we call the Bible today is made up of an Old Testament — the story of God’s people before the time of Jesus — and a New Testament — containing the Life of Jesus and the life of the early church. Not so much a book, but a library, it is seen as the inspired Word of God and it continues to speak of values, morals, hopes and the good news of salvation to a world desperately in need of such inspiration.

We encourage you to try and make the Bible part of your daily life.

A note from Vicar Paul:

I have the joy of visiting people in the Parish and beyond. Often when I visit them in their homes I learn about something which interests them: a past-time, hobby or skill which is very precious. I recognise this because there are often books or films about whatever it is they have as their interest — steam trains, Manchester United, music, a particular author or film star. Their house is full of their interest. But ask about the Bible and a dusty old book is found which hasn’t been opened in years. Ask them about ‘cutting edge theology’ and no, they have never actually read a book about God, or Christianity. I do encourage you to explore the Bible regularly — whether reading, listening or even watching a dramatised version. Only then will your skills in the words of the Bible grow.

A good place to start is the Bible Gateway — you can read or listen to the Bible there.

Lookup a word or passage in the Bible
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If you would like to try reading the Bible in a Year – Download a PDF document with a list of all the readings.