The first five books of the New Testament are called the historical books of the New Testament.The first four books are call the Gospels. The word Gospel is Old English and means "good news". These books provide a historical account of Jesus' ministry as well as his death and resurrection. The four Gospels include Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. The last historical book of the New Testament is the book of Acts. It provides an account of the early church over a period of 30 years. It is a sequel to the Gospels. Scholars generally agree that the Gospels were written by Jesus' disciples: Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. Luke, the author of the Gospel of Luke, also wrote the book of Acts. Below are links to Biblical commentary and advise from the historical books of the New Testament.