Having a Take This Bible Program

Having a Take This Bible Program

The new NASB offering from Zondervan, the NASB Pew and Worship Bible and the NASB Preacher’s Bible, prompted me to think about churches offering a Take This Bible Program. Since pew Bibles are fairly inexpensive,  I would like to suggest a couple options. (It is essential that churches are doing all they can to get the word of God into the hands of people.)


1. Allow members to sponsor a Bible for a visitor or new believer to take home.

2. Have a stack of Bibles in the welcome center with a box for a contribution. Do not suggest an amount. Instead, leave it open so that those with limited means can have their own Bible without cost concerns.

3. The church can simply offer the Bibles from the pulpit. You could say something like, “If you do not own your own copy of the Bible, please take home the one that you find on your pew. We encourage you to mark in this Bible and make it your own. Remember to bring it with you every week so that we can all learn the Bible together.”

4. Lastly, your chuch can simply sell copies of the Pew Bible. I do not advise any kind of mark up. Be transparent about costs with your membership and sell the Bible at the church’s cost.

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