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Starlady01
07-30-2007, 09:21 AM
((Borrowed from another site))

At first I thought a better title might be, "How to Get a Free Bible without Stealing it from a Hotel Room." But, I didn't want to offend anyone, especially my Gideon friends. It's actually very easy to obtain a free copy of the Bible. Here are several ways:
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: Varies
Here's How:
Contact a Local Church.
One of the easiest ways, and actually the very best way to obtain a free Bible is to call a local church. Most large churches have a surplus of "left behind" Bibles in their lost and found. My church has so many unclaimed Bibles that we ask a local prison outreach to come and distribute them to prisoners. Some churches will even give away a new Bible if you don't have one. Don't be shy! If you truly need a Bible, most Bible teaching churches will be happy to set you up.

Download Free Bible Software.
Here are a few options for free Bible software programs to download:
• E-SWORD http://www.e-sword.net/index.html
• BiblePro for Windows - Download or request a free CD. http://bibleocean.com/
• Theophilos Bible Software - Download or request a free CD. http://www.theophilos.sk/
• The SWORD Project http://www.crosswire.org/sword/index.jsp

Use a Free Online Bible.
• BibleGateway.com http://www.biblegateway.com/
• CrossWalk.com http://www.crosswalk.com/
• BlueLetterBible.org http://www.blueletterbible.org/
• SearchGodsWord.org http://www.searchgodsword.org/

Sign Up for a Free Bible.
Some sites offer free Bibles, but proceed with caution! There may be strings attached:
• USA Bibles - Free King James Version http://usa-bibles.com/?id=6764
• Shop Here Free - Free King James Bible http://freekjbible.shopherefree.net/?partner=g_freebible_051905

Contact a Bible Society.
If you're looking for a large quantity of Bibles for ministry distribution, consider one of these societies. They offer reasonable pricing for bulk quantities. Obtaining free Bibles may be possible, however, not guaranteed.
• International Bible Society. http://www.ibs.org/
• American Bible Society. http://www.bibles.com/
• http://www.gideons.org/ The Gideons accept requests for Bibles in the following areas of need: Hotels & Motels; Hospitals, Nursing Homes & Domestic Violence Shelters; Schools, Colleges & Universities; Military, Law Enforcement, Firefighters & EMTs; Prisons & Jails.
• Visit UBS Fellowship for a complete list of national societies. http://www.biblesociety.org/bibsocs.htm