Overview: Distributing Bibles and New Testaments around the world

Having God’s Word can and does lead people to faith in Christ, and those new Christians then grow by studying their Scriptures and even use them to share their faith with others.

For this reason, we focus on distributing complete Bibles, New Testaments, or portions thereof. These copies of God’s Word are printed in more than 90 languages and are either given directly to certain individuals or placed in selected public locations where large numbers of people, who may be searching for answers, will have the ability to encounter the Word of God.

Distributing complete copies of God’s Word also . . .

  • Plants powerful seeds that God can use in His timing. (I Corinthians 3:6)
  • Allows people to read the truth for themselves. (John 8:32)
  • Provides a continuing witness when the Gideon is no longer present. (Hebrews 4:12)
  • Makes it easier for the people we reach to, in turn, reach others with the truth about Jesus. (II Timothy 2:2)
  • Makes it possible for new Christians to learn and grow through personal Bible study.
    (II Timothy 2:15)

Areas of Distribution:

Bibles and New Testaments are personally distributed by members of The Gideons International to these groups:

  • Students in the 5th grade and above
  • Prisoners and police, fire, medical and military personnel
  • Anyone else Gideon witness to individually

God’s Word is placed in key locations, including:

  • Hotels and motels
  • Hospitals, convalescent homes, medical offices and domestic violence shelters
  • Prisons and jails

Win men and women, boys and girls for Jesus by distributing Bibles. Last year over 8 million copies of God’s Word  were placed around the world in 200 countries and 99 languages. In a 6 year period, each Bible has the potential of reaching 2,300 readers.

How you can serve: You can partner with Gideons by giving a gift to them and by distributing Bibles around the world.

Contact: The Gideons Internationsl, PO Box 140800, Nashville, TN  37214-0800, Phone: (615) 564-5000                      Website: