Knowing that we were created to glorify God and enjoy Him forever gives us a beginning to a meaningful life. There is an entire book that records enough of how human history has worked out and what God plans to yet do for us to grasp the substance of His message if we are willing to hear His Word.
The record is wrapped in themes of evil and justice, long suffering mercy, and His love. It must be read with a heart desiring to receive what God tells us if the reading is to be profitable. I recommend either the NAS Bible or the ESV Bible.
We hear a lot about religion, and the Bible definitely talks about that topic, but the focus is on the relationship that gives meaning to lives. If this is new to you, reading the New Testament from one of these Bibles could be the best starting point.