Bible League and 11 Radio stations partnered this year in Bringing Hope Behind Bars. This was a special mission to plant 3,500 Prison Bibles and bring hope to prisoners in Aussie jails.
Jesus said: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me. He has chosen me to tell good news to the poor. He sent me to tell prisoners that they are free and to tell the blind that they can see again. … to free those who have been treated badly and to announce that the time has come for the Lord to show his kindness.” Luke 4:18 [ Isaiah 61:1-2; 58:6] ERV.
Bible League has specifically designed the Prison Bible with prisoners in mind. A translation team worked to make the text easy to understand. In addition, 52 lesson plans enable weekly Bible study to be conducted by small groups within the confines of any prison setting. The lessons teach about topics such as:
- God Loves You;
- Following Jesus Inside of Prison;
- Relating to People in Authority;
- Controlling Anger;
- Preparing for Release, and so much more.
It provides the inmate with other features such as:
- a goal setting chart,
- Scripture references to help deal with negative emotions,
- An address book for family and friends.
“We opened and read from the Bible twice during our discussion. God was clearly present and leading the discussion as the results testify of the Holy Spirit bringing a revelation of Christ to the six fellas that received him and surrendered their lives to His Lordship. It was more akin to Paul having debates and people getting saved as mentioned in the book of Acts than to a church service.” – first service in an Australian prison.
‘In the next few months, 3,500 more Prison Bibles will be sent out,’ says Hilton Edwards, CEO of Bible League. ‘This continues the great numbers we have already been able to plant over the past two years,’ he adds. In partnership with 11 radio stations this year, we want to see many of the 41,000+ inmates receive their very own copy of God’s Word.
The Prison Bible talks a prisoner’s language, helping them see that there is a Loving God Who Cares.
Our goal: 3,500 Prison Bibles.
There is still an opportunity to be a part of this exciting opportunity to Bring Hope Behind Bars. By donating today, every $15 will provide an inmate with their own Bible.
Partner radio stations:
ACT – Canberra 1Way NT – Darwin 97Seven TAS – Hobart Ultra
NSW – Central Coast Rhema, Newcastle Rhema , Sydney Inspire, Rhema Port Macquarie, Wollongong Pulse
QLD – Brisbane Inspire & 91.9FreshFM WA – Perth Sonshine