New Testament is a great place to focus on when reading the Bible. The New Testament centers on the life of Jesus and the work of his followers.
View or print a PDF file of the 2017 New Testament reading schedule.
There are 27 books in the New Testament, written by various authors, the most prolific of which was Paul.
The New Testament contains:
- Four biographies of Jesus, called the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John), which document Jesus’ life and teaching from different perspectives and for different audiences.
- The book of Acts covers the history of the early church and was written by Dr. Luke.
- Twenty-one books are letters (called epistles) written by key followers of Jesus to various churches, groups, or people.
- The concluding book is Revelation, known for its vivid end-time prophecy.
For more specific information, see the overview of books in the Bible.