Romans 1:17 (NIV)
For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last,[a] just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”
The Bible contains the will of God and knowledge about God within its sacred pages. When you study it, you draw closer to God. However, you can only draw closer to God if you have faith in Him and it is this faith that keeps you alive within and without.