What is the Bible?:
(Questions for Restless Minds)

Graham A. Cole

Lexham Press

The book that understands you.

Christians are people of the book. But does the Bible still speak today? Can an ancient book still be relevant?

In What Is the Bible?, Graham A. Cole asks why Christians should value God’s word. Fundamentally, God’s word gives light. It reveals God. It also reveals this world. It gives a new perspective on the past, present, and future. And God’s word illuminates you. It knows and understands you better than you do. It doesn’t simply answer your questions; it asks questions of you. It will not leave you unchanged. Learn what makes this book so valued by so many people.


Graham A. Cole

Graham A. Cole (ThD Australian College of Theology) is Dean and Professor of Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of a few books, including He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit (Crossway, 2007), The God Who Became Human: A Biblical Theology of Incarnation (IVP Academic, 2013), and Against the Darkness: The Doctrine of Angels, Satan, and Demons (Crossway, 2019).


This generation of Christians inhabit cultures that sometimes reject not only biblical revelation about reality but also the reality of reality itself. The Questions for Restless Minds series poses many of the toughest questions faced by young Christians to some of the world’s foremost Christian thinkers and leaders. Along the way, this series seeks to help the Christian next generation to learn how to think biblically when they face questions in years to come that perhaps no one yet sees coming.

Russell Moore, Editor in Chief, Christianity Today

If you’re hungry to go deeper in your faith, wrestle with hard questions, and are dissatisfied with the shallow content on your social media newsfeed, you’ll really appreciate this series of thoughtful deep dives on critically important topics like faith, the Bible, friendship, sexuality, philosophy, and more. As you engage with some world-class Christian scholars, you’ll be encouraged, equipped, challenged, and above all invited to love God more with your heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Andy Kim, Multiethnic Resource Director, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship

We have written short books pitched at undergraduates who want arguments that are accessible and stimulating, but invariably courteous. The material is comprehensive enough that it has become an important resource for pastors and other campus leaders who devote their energies to work with students. Each essay ends with a brief annotated bibliography, intended for readers who want to probe a little further.

D. A. Carson, From the Foreword