What if every person in every country could
Read, Understand and Engage
with God’s Word?
Around the world, opportunities abound
In the United States, Bibles lay abandoned on bookshelves. “Bible skeptics”—those who view the Bible as nothing more than an outdated book of stories, teachings and advice—now outnumber those people engaging with the Bible by more than 10 million people.
Around the world, more than one billion people lack access to a complete Bible in their heart language. Countless others cope with war, famine, poverty and injustice.
Around the world,
transformation is happening
Thanks to your support and the work of Bible Societies around the world, people from Peru to India are encountering Christ in the pages of Scripture.
This work includes:
- Translating the Bible where no translation exists
- Distributing the Bible to people who long for their first copy
- Restoring broken lives through God's Word
- Advocating for the Bible to play a role in culture
Spurring Bible Engagement.
Together, we will help see 100 million people in the U.S. actively engaging
with God’s Word by 2026.
Changing Lives With God’s Word.
Together, we will help translate 100 percent of languages for Scripture engagement by 2026.
American Bible Society Foundingscroll to view timeline »
First Bibles for U.S. Military
First Bibles for the Blind
Bibles Given to Pony Express Riders
First Bible-Based TV and Radio Programming
Completion of the Good News Translation (GNT) Bible
First Bible Printing in China
Bible-Based Trauma Healing Launches in Africa
The Digital Bible Library
Launch of the .Bible Top-Level Domain
American Bible Society Celebrates 200 Years
Expressing a Passion
Over the past 200 years, we have seen the Bible change lives in powerful ways around the world. Mothers and fathers have cried tears of joy after receiving a Bible they can read and understand. Children have embraced the healing power of Scripture in the wake of brutal violence. And entire families have picked up a Bible and begun reading its pages for the first time.
Together with you, we are committed to boldly seeking out new ways to make the Bible available and alive for people everywhere. This passion has extended to the thousands of faithful financial partners who carry on the legacy of our founders in sharing God’s Word with those who need it most.
Uniting as One Body
As God’s Word transforms lives across the globe, we understand the need to form partnerships with a global network of Bible champions. This vision stems from the Apostle Paul’s words in Romans 12:4-5: “We have many parts in the one body, and all these parts have different functions. In the same way, though we are many, we are one body in union with Christ, and we are all joined to each other as different parts of one body” (GNTD).
Without the generosity of our partners and God’s amazing grace, our work could not continue.
Work that spans the globe
We work in the U.S.
You can help transform the way Americans think about and engage with Scripture. Bibles that lay abandoned on bookshelves can move into the hands and hearts of people across the country; a new generation can come to know God’s Word at a young age.
We work in faraway places.
You can provide God’s Word for those waiting to read a Bible in their heart languages. And you can help suffering people who have experienced war, poverty and natural disasters find hope and healing in Scripture.
We yearn for a world where every person in every country has access to God’s Word.