[QUOTE=jbennet;527811]why do prodestants believe in the bible so strongly when it was a) written hundreds of years afrer it all supposedly happened b) isnt the whole story as books which contradicted eachoteher were not included[/QUOTE]
It was not written hundreds of years after it happened. The Bible is a collection of records and letters written by many people over many hundreds of years. Most of these events were written down as they happened, or shortly after they happened.
What happened hundreds of years after the events happened was translation into current languages. This must be redone every 50 years or so, because the current language in use by people today undergoes changes.
Most of those books people think are alternate versions of the events are storylines for stage plays written in the second century by Greek playwrights. They were never intended to be accurate versions of the events. But those intent on discrediting the Bible try to persuade others that they were written as fact.
If you want to understand why people strongly believe in the Bible today, try opening your mind up to the possibility that God does exist, and that He is actively working through the people who believe. John 14 and 16 show how this is done.