10 Resources to Obtain A Bible

 bible reading challenge day 95

Congratulations Bible Challenge Readers! We made it to Friday once more! I’m so proud of you for sticking it out so far. Let’s keep going and continue to encourage one another- remember that no matter where you are in the journey, the overall point is to read God’s Word daily to draw closer to Him. Don’t worry about the chapter you are on or if you are behind on the schedule, just give God the opportunity to speak to you daily through His Word. In the mean time, here are 10 ways to get a Bible. If you need one in a pinch or you know someone who needs one, here ya go:

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Today I wanted to give you a list of ways to get a Bible. What if you don’t own a Bible? What if you are not at home and forgot your Bible?  What if your smartphone is dead and you can’t read your app?  Let’s see how many resources we can access in order to read God’s Word, ready?

1. Local churches

Any Bible-believing local church would love to provide a Bible to you if you need one. Simply inquiring is typically all it takes.

2. FREE Bible apps for smartphones

Here’s a list of 4 Fabulous Bible Apps I Recommend. Choose a version and go for it.  Not sure which Bible version to choose?  Here’s a list to help you decide which Bible version might work best for you.

3. Gideon Bibles at hotels

Gideons place Bibles in hotel rooms for your use.  You are welcome to take the Bible with you when you leave without asking the hotel- the Gideons encourage this if you need a Bible.

4. Online Bibles

These Bibles require an internet connection and can be used for free. Besides offering different Bible versions, these sites also offer the Bible in many languages.






5. FREE Bible Software for PC

BiblePath.com offers a free download of the King James Version for your computer.

6. Bible Senders

BibleSenders.org offers to mail a free Bible to anyone who truly needs one and can’t afford it.

7. freebible.org

Currently freebible.org offers an English NIV New Testament to anyone who needs a Bible.

8. FREE Bible for PC from Olive Tree

My favorite Bible app and now- I can sync my notes, etc with the software.  When I don’t have internet access, I can still use my laptop for Bible study and then sync up my account so that the Bible app on my phone has all my study time work. Pretty awesome huh? Available for PC or MAC.

9. BibleExplorer

A free Bible Study software- I did download this, but haven’t had much time to try it out. Would love to hear about it if you use it! Available for PC or MAC.

10. Retail  or Online Stores

Walmart and many other retail chains carry Bibles in their book departments. The NIV Gift Bible is typically priced around $6. Amazon also carries it for used prices beginning at $2.99 and sometimes includes super saver shipping.

No matter who or where you are, owning a Bible is a treasure. My hope is that one of these resources will be a good fit for you to obtain your very own copy of God’s Word so that you can grow in your relationship with Him.

Do you know of any resources for obtaining Bibles? I’d love to read about them in the comments!









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  1. When I need them for teaching Bible study with campers, I scour the shelves at Goodwill. We don’t have Internet access at the lodge, so I rely on hard copies, and at $1 .50 apiece, I can get enough for each child to have one in their lap. I go quarterly and seek. I avoid KJV because these kids would be lost – many of them need a crash course in what the Bible IS, so I keep it readable.

  2. Still reading and caught up. A tough week this past week and the readings always had at least one verse that really spoke to me. Thanks for your continued encouragement.

  3. Dollar Tree – only a $1 obviously, so it would be a great way for people to inexpensively pick up a few copies to have on hand to share

  4. Love this list and am sharing it with our Daily Video Bible group. We are recording the entire Bible this year (730 videos!!). I love not only intentionally reading through the whole Bible & recording it, but sharing it with others via social media arenas.
    Thank you for taking the time to put this list together!

  5. Our community Outreach, one that my family and I run, Project Simply Jesus- gives out free bibles to anyone to sends us a request for one 🙂
    [email protected] is a way to reach us & let us know if someone needs a bible. (Or many other resources, always at no charge)

  6. Nancy Miller says:

    Checking in! Have an AWESOME blessed weekend!

  7. Christina Beebe says:

    Still reading! Almost caught up with the daily reading!

  8. Thank you so much for the list of where to get a Bible and including Gideon Bibles! My husband and I have been involved with the Gideon ministry for many years and we are happy when people take a Bible with them from a hotel. We routinely replace the Bibles in hotels so they are replenished. We also place Bibles in hospitals, nursing homes, medical offices, women’s shelters and jails. Anyone is welcome to take a Gideon Bible they find home with them. I’ve heard many testimonies of people coming to salvation because of a Gideon Bible. I once heard that after a guest checked out, a hotel manager found a gun on the night stand in a room where the Gideon Bible had been and the Bible was gone. Don’t know the end to that story, but I’m sure the outcome was different because of that Bible. You can contact the Gideon’s International at (615) 564-5000, or by email at [email protected] to request a Bible. The also have a website gideons.org which has a daily reading calendar with scripture.

  9. Ask a Christian friend, chances are they have at least 1/2 a dozen and would probably be more than willing to give you one. From where I’m sitting I can see 7 Bibles! And that’s just in one room of our house (so my husband’s a pastor but still). Our church also gives new visiting families Bible’s as a gift, we don’t take for granted that everyone owns one.

  10. Still reading and caught up, prayers for everyone participating. Thank you Rachel for your encouragement each week!

  11. These are great ideas/resources Rachel. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together. I’ll pin it.

  12. I like E-sword as well.

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