Into the Classroom is a series of eleven new books designed for second-level teachers beginning the new Leaving Certificate Religious Education syllabus. Each of the books covers all the content in the relevant syllabus section. With their accessible and engaging commentary, they will also be of great interest to third-level students, educators and a general readership. The Bible is both the foundation text of the Christian faith and one of the key documents of human civilisation. However, it emerged from a place, time and culture that can seem remote to the twenty-first century reader. This book is designed to help just such a reader by situating it in context. Including close analysis of important texts from the Old and New Testaments, TheBible: Literature & Sacred Texts brings the world of the Bible to life for the modern reader.