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I don’t know how much to donate- can I just buy my booklets?

One of the most common questions we get asked is, “How do we know how much to donate to you? Can we just buy it?”  When a charitable organisation tells everyone that their Bible products, programs and resources are “free to all” and “we’d love you to support our mission as we support yours”, it […]

Little Book of Chaos – launch photos

The Little Book of Chaos has been commissioned and given out at the Thrive Community Church, who hosted the Lifewords book launch. It was a great evening with Dr Gary Franks as the guest speaker on a “Christian response to the mental health crisis among youth”. We heard the real experiences from some young people […]

A Christian response to the mental health crisis among teenagers

LITTLE BOOK OF CHAOS – BOOK LAUNCH EVENT Lifewords’ invites you to attend this special event during Mental Health Week Australia as we have a service to launch the brand new Little Book of Chaos. Service Theme: A Christian response to the mental health crisis among teenagers For: Anyone who works with or is interested in […]

Phones. Tablets. We live on screen. Is it an opportunity?

“As we begin the message this morning, I’m going to ask if you might take out your Bibles, and turn with me to Matthew 7”. Only a few years ago, these words would be met with the sound of pages turning, the occasional teenager calling out “got it”, and others nodding as they browse a […]

My dive trip was ambushed by a mission opportunist, Manado

Manado is the main city on the island of Sulawesi. In many ways, it is a surprising city within Indonesia, where there are more Christians than Muslims, more Churches than Mosques. The whole place has a large village feel, although nearly 2 million people are still located in the city. Manado is surrounded by fishing […]

Latest Interact Magazine

God speaks my language For almost 130 years, SGM Lifewords has played a large role in making the Bible accessible to all. With over 22,000 archived resources in more than 200 languages, our new issue of Interact discusses the incredible impact this is having around the world. To receive a posted copy of this latest Interact magazine, simply pop an email […]

In Manchester – hope after terror

Former British Red Cross frontline response worker, Derek Alder, shares Little Book of Chaos in Manchester one week after the bombing attack that took 22 lives and left 116 people injured. Derek Alder was among the tens of thousands of people – including our VerseFirst team – who attended Big Church Day Out (UK) at the end […]

The Bible in a new heart-language: Youth

For the almost 20,000 young people reading VerseFirst each day in their social media feed, experiencing the Bible in their “heart language” is about more than the literal language in which they read. In a post-literate culture, images, words and cultural form combine to communicate truth and meaning for this new generation. A recent addition […]

Free for Everyone, Everywhere

Many of you would have noticed some significant changes to our website and the removal of all “suggested donation” amounts for booklets. Notably, everything has become $0. Yes, ZERO DOLLARS for all of our quality booklets, resources and programs. Why give them free?  Our products are quality. That’s why people want them. All around the world, […]

Ends of the Earth – Appeal

The “Ends of the Earth” Appeal is aiming to raise enough funds to provide 24,000 scriptures to remote villages of Indonesia. Local Pastors, mission workers and Bible College students on field mission work are requesting Bible booklets in the native languages, so we We keep getting requests in Indonesia for scriptures in local languages, relevant […]