The Bible affirms that its words are "breathed out by God Himself", and, indeed, God is the author--not men.
All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness 2 Timothy 3:16 ESV
In fact, the Scriptures are often referred to as "the word of God".
For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. Hebrews 4:12 ESV (many other references as well)
The men who actually physically recorded the words were, in a sense, secretaries. The message was from God, but they were the ones who wrote them down. Peter affirms this high view of Scripture, that God's Spirit actively influenced, or "carried them along" in their writing.
For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:21 ESV
Paul also affirmed that the message he gave to people came from God.
And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers.
Furthermore, the Word of God (Bible) itself is not a stale message, but as already noted, is alive and active (Hebrews 4:12). Jesus Himself also affirmed that His words were spiritual in nature. This indicates that the Bible specifically communicates with our own spirits in a supernatural manner.
It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh is no help at all. The words that I have spoken to you are spirit and life. John 6:63 ESV
So, in conclusion, the Bible presents itself not as the work of men, but the work of God and, in fact, a spiritual, living, and active communication from God directly to us today.