The first five books of the New Testament are Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts. The first four books are often referred to as the gospels.
There are a total of 27 books in the New Testament. The gospels tell the stories of Jesus Christ, from his birth to his teachings and to his ultimate death and resurrection.
The Gospel of Mark was written in about 70 A.D., nearly 40 years after the crucifixion of Jesus. The books Matthew and Luke appeared much later between 80-90 A.D. The fourth book, the Gospel of John, appeared sometime around the year 95 A.D. The book of Acts mainly tells the story of the early apostles Peter and Paul.