Dust off your bookshelf

By December 29, 2014
(Photo courtesy Christian Resources International)

(Photo courtesy Christian Resources International)

International (MNN) — How many times have you wanted to make a difference in the world, but didn’t know where to start? Begin by dusting off your bookshelf.

Christian Resources International book missionaries are impacting lives around the world by donating their gently-used Christian books and Bibles.

Thousands of churches, pastors, and Christians who can’t afford Bibles or Christian books send in requests every day, hoping they might receive the Word of God.

CRI Executive Director Jason Woolford says, “We’ve been able to send nearly $6 million worth of free Bibles and Christian books to over 15 nations just this year.”

Some of these nations include Hong Kong, South America, Africa, and India.

Most recently, they sent $3 million worth of free Bibles to people in the Philippines at a conference held in the Cuneta Astrodome, where around 4,000 people showed up.

Seven hundred of those people were pastors, who showed up to hear the sermon and receive the Word of God for free. After the sermon, there were two lines: one with rice and sardines, the other with Bibles. Every pastor went for the Bibles first.

In the upcoming year, CRI plans to hold more conferences with Bible giveaways. Two of them will be held in Galway, Ireland, and Kerala, India.

Though CRI receives the Christian books and Bibles for free, shipping is quite costly. For book missionaries looking for an even more active way of donating than giving away their used books, a donation of just $35 dollars a month can send nearly $500 worth of free Bibles and Christian books around the world in a year.

This is giving the Word of God to people who have never seen a Bible but hunger for it.

Those who donate receive something in return. Woolford said, “They’re going to get a bookmark, and now before it doesn’t sound too exciting, it’s absolutely amazing because that bookmark has a stamp on it from Africa, India, multiple places of the 170 nations that we’ve reached with the Word of God.”

Each stamp comes off of letters from Christians who have requested and now received free books or Bibles. Bookmarks are a great reminder to read the Word of God, and a reminder of the impact made from the donation.

Can you help? Click here to donate your gently-used Christian books and Bibles.

Click here to donate $35 dollars a month to help ship the Christian resources.


  • Becca says:

    Jean I’m so sorry to hear that we get hundreds and thousands of calls I’m sorry that yours was missed it I sure hope that you called or emailed the right place nevertheless please contact me and I’ll be happy to help you we thank God for people like you that help us send millions of dollars of Bibles for you around the world every year please contact me at 517-223-3193, ext 112! We look forward to hearing from you God bless you and have a great day and happy new year!

  • Gene, we would be more than happy to help you please call our number and leave a message for either myself or special projects coordinator you can reach me directly at 517–223-3193 ext.109. We have many ways that you can drop your book ship your books and be a part of the ministry.

  • As a retired pastor, I have Christian books. I would be happy to donate them, but can not afford to ship them. Is there somewhere in the Tucson area where I can deposit them?
    Thanks for the work you do to distribute hope

  • Would love to donate books to your organization to help spread the gospel of Christ. i live in New York and if there is any way i can take them to a place here please let me know.

    Thank you and God Bless

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