The word Bible means "book". The book we call the Bible was given this name because it is "The Book". The Bible is also called Scripture, a word meaning "something written". The Bible is like a library of books - 66 of them. But the Bible is much more than a collection of books - it is the Word of God. It is God's message to us, telling us about himself. The Bible shows us God's mighty acts in the lives of his people, and it shows how the people responded to God. From the Bible we learn what God is like and what he expects of us.