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Our Purpose

The heart of Bibles for China is to provide God’s Word legally and without cost to believers in rural mainland China, where a great need for Bibles exists.

It is our passion to serve the people of rural China, many of whom already know the love of God, but cannot afford to purchase anything more than the most basic essentials. Due to their location and lack of resources, they simply do not have access to Bibles.

Experts say there are approximately 80 million Chinese Christians and as many as 20,000 are coming to faith every day. It is estimated that seventy percent of those new believers are in these rural areas. God is doing great things in China as the Church grows, but for many, access to Scripture is restricted to reading pages of the Bible they have copied, passages they have memorized, or tattered Bibles shared among the village.

Bibles for China recognizes this tremendous need, and is dedicated to getting Bibles in the hands of our brothers and sisters in Christ who live in rural China.

While previous generations did not have the opportunity to openly distribute Bibles to the Chinese people, today the opportunities exist to make the vital connections to bring Chinese Christians the spiritual resources for which they pray — resources needed to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ and bring new people into the family of God.

Our Strategy

Partners from 41 countries have connected with Bibles for China to provide resources for the purchase of Bibles written in Mandarin, the reading language of China. The Bibles are printed in China at the Amity Printing Press, which is the world’s largest Bible printing press and operates as an arm of the Amity Foundation. Legal Bibles in China are provided by working through the Chinese Christian Counsel.

At a cost of $5.00 each, Bibles for China purchases Bibles and works closely with Christian brothers and sisters who have the responsibility of providing Bibles to the Christians in rural China who hope and pray for the opportunity to have a Bible of their own.

 

Did You Know?

People from 41 different countries have become involved with Bibles for China through their generous donations.

Endorsements

Philip Yancey
Philip Yancey

Now, due to loosening restrictions, Bibles can legally be printed and distributed in China. Yet the need remains enormous. There are probably 100 million Christians in China, and many subsist on far too little income to afford an entire Bible.

We hear often that the 21st century is “the Chinese century,” and Bibles for China is reaching out strategically to spread God’s Word to this newly powerful and dynamic nation.

- Philip Yancey, author
Stuart Briscoe
Stuart Briscoe

Anyone even vaguely interested in the modern church has to be enthralled with what he or she hears of the burgeoning fellowships and of the staggering statistics concerning the growth and impact of the church.

China is on the move, she wants to be part of the modern world and the Church of Christ is on the move too – and wants to be part of the universal church too. We should partner with them.

- Stuart Briscoe, author, speaker, broadcaster.
Peggy Campbell President
Peggy Campbell President

But for those of us who understand that it is only the Word of God that truly transforms hearts and minds, it is delivering Bibles in China that gives us the hope that this once dark and vast country might become a great light for Truth.

May the Lord continue to give this work success … knowing that the sowing of Scripture reaps rich reward!

- Peggy Campbell President, Ambassador Advertising
Phil Vischer
Phil Vischer

My great grandfather R. R. Brown traveled to China back in the 1950s to preach God’s Word as a guest evangelist. Things were much easier back then, but the hunger for God’s Word in China is as strong as ever. Bibles for China is doing fantastic work, and I support the organization wholeheartedly.

- Phil Vischer, Creator of VeggieTales and What's in the Bible?
Ruth Graham
Ruth Graham

My mother spent the first 18 years of her life in China. As a young girl my bedtime stories were of China. She would tell me of people sharing a precious copy of the forbidden Bible by tearing out pages and memorizing them then pass the pages on to another. It thrilled us when we learned that the government allowed for the printing and distribution of Bibles. At last!

Bibles are still urgently needed for China. With a population of almost one and a half billion people, there are still many without a copy of God’s Word. Bibles for China is diligently working to fill the void. I am grateful for them as they work tenaciously to come alongside the Chinese people to give them the Word of God.

- Ruth Graham, daughter of Dr. Billy and Ruth Bell Graham
Jerry B. Jenkins
Jerry B. Jenkins

What could be more valuable ministry than getting the Bible to these precious souls? The Scripture itself says the Word will not return void. I love what you’re doing in China.

- Jerry B. Jenkins, author of LEFT BEHIND series, and many more.
Dr. Erwin Lutzer
Dr. Erwin Lutzer

The Church in China teaches us a lesson that we all need to hear: the most successful way to transform society is to spread the message of redemption as found in the Bible. To distribute this Book is to let the people hear the voice of God for themselves, and come to know our Savior through faith in the message of the cross.

Bibles For China is an organization we can all confidently support, knowing our investment reaps eternal dividends! I commend this ministry to you with deep gratitude for its vision and impact.

- Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Senior Pastor, Moody Church, Chicago
Phil Cooke
Phil Cooke

There are some great humanitarian organizations in the world bringing food, medical care, and other important necessities to people in need. But we can’t forget the critical importance of the Bible in the transformation of people and communities. Bibles for China is doing a remarkable job making that happen, and it’s making a dramatic impact throughout that country.

- Phil Cooke, filmmaker, media consultant, and author of "Jolt!": Get the Jump on a World That's Constantly Changing.