There are many ways to approach Bible study. Here are 100 verses that together convey the essence of the Bible--the entire narrative of salvation--and can be used as a quick introduction or as a way to dig deeply and internalize each word of each verse.
The verses each have a brief explanation of their context and importance. The text used is the Authorized (King James) Version with the NIV alternative below. There is also a simple reading plan and a general introduction to the Bible.