The Bible is the oldest book in the world, written by many different kinds of people over a span of 1,500 years. Farmers, fishermen, shepherds, prophets, scholars, tax collectors, generals, preachers, and kings have contributed to this project inspired by the Holy Spirit, and what a road it has traveled! It has weathered the storms of time and been hunted down by kings and emperors. Fire, persecution, and the sword have destroyed it. Today science is trying to do away with the Bible completely as the Word of God.