The Short Bible provides an overview of the content of the entire Bible through the reading of selected passages. These were selected to allow the reader an overall grasp of the major events of the Bible, with the addition of famous texts such as the Ten Commandments and the love chapter, 1 Corinthians 13. Brief notes of explanation help the reader understand the meaning of the texts selected. The Bible texts themselves are not included, so the reader needs to have a Bible. Many translations are available online for download. Some are free and some are low-cost. We have suggested which translations are best toward the end of chapter one.