You probably already know this, but the Bible is by far the world’s best-selling and most widely distributed book. The full Bible has been translated into over 700 languages!
With so many copies out there, it’s easy to get a free Bible. Maybe you’re already a Christian and are looking for an extra Bible to keep in your car or on your phone.
Or maybe you’re not a Christian, but you just want to read it to find out more about what Christians believe.
Table of Contents
- How to Get a Free Bible
- How to Get a Free Bible Online
How to Get a Free Bible
There are lots of ways to get a free Bible in your hands. The easiest way is to fill out a request form online to be sent a physical copy via postal mail, but there are also places near you that may have a free Bible available.
1. Bibles for America
Bibles for America sends out a free Bible with free shipping to anyone who asks. However, due to cost restraints, they only send out the New Testament.
The Bible they send you will be a New Testament Recovery Version Study Bible. This version is easy to read and understand in modern English. It also contains numerous study aids, footnotes, charts, maps, and more.
They also have a variety of free Christian e-books available for viewing and download on their website.
Since 2000, they have given away more than 1.5 million New Testaments and over 3 million copies of Christian e-books.
You must order for yourself only; they do not fill orders made on behalf of others. They also do not ship to prison inmates.
Bibles for America only ships within the United States and their territories, except for military service members with APO addresses stationed in foreign countries.
PS – If you’re from Canada, Bibles for Canada is their affiliated site that will send you a free Bible with free shipping to Canada.
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MyFreeBible.org sends out free copies of the Bible with free shipping to those who request them.
This will be a pocket-sized Bible that is just the New Testament. They send out the New International Version (NIV) which is the most widely read modern translation of the Bible.
There is a limit of one Bible and one request per person, and they only ship in the United States. Allow up to 6 to 8 weeks for postal delivery.
MyFreeBible.org is the website for Mainstream Bible Outreach Society, a nonprofit organization.
3. United States Bible Society
The United States Bible Society, Inc. sends out free Bibles with free shipping to those who fill out a form on their website.
I read elsewhere that the Bible you’ll receive will be the King James Version, but I couldn’t find this information on their website. So just a heads up that there may be a lot of “thees” and “thous” in this version of the Bible.
Please note that you are also signing up to receive marketing emails when you fill out the request form, but you can unsubscribe from those emails at any time.
WayFM is a radio station that broadcasts online and at partner stations across the United States.
They send anyone who asks a free copy of the Help Finder Bible. This Bible is written in the New Living Translation which is easier to understand.
There is a limit of 1 copy per person, and they are only sent to addresses in the United States.
FreeBibles.net is a nonprofit organization that has mailed out over 30,000 Bibles for free to those who are homeless, sick, and incarcerated. All their financial donations go toward purchasing Bibles and postage.
They only send out free Bibles to prison inmates, those who are homebound or in a nursing home, or those who live at least part-time in a homeless shelter. Each of those categories has a separate request form.
There is a limit of one Bible per person/address, and they mail only to United States addresses. No specific Bible version is guaranteed, and you should allow six weeks for delivery.
If you don’t meet their donation qualifications, they provide a link to inexpensive Bibles you can purchase in bulk.
6. Spread the Word
The Spread the Word campaign was launched by Family Broadcasting Corporation in 2000 and gives a Bible to any individual who requests one. Since the campaign began, they have distributed over a million Bibles.
However, they do not fulfill free Bible requests from people within the United States because of available funding and access to Bibles. Instead, they are focusing their efforts on those who live outside the United States.
They have given Bibles to people across the globe including residents of Austria, Colombia, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Malaysia, Pakistan, Solomon Islands, Togo, and Zambia.
7. Bible Senders
Bible Senders has a mission to send a free Bible to anyone who asks, anywhere in the world. They’ve been doing so since 2007!
To request your free Bible, go to their contact page and send them a message with your name and address.
They can’t guarantee that all requests will be honored (because they get so many – over a million a year), but it’s worth a try.
Bible Senders relies heavily on donations from others. Therefore, the Bible you get may be used, but they won’t send you a Bible that’s in poor condition.
You also don’t know what translation you’ll receive, although they do say they don’t typically give away the King James Version.
8. Living on a Dime
Living on a Dime will send you a free Bible with free shipping, no strings attached. This will be a New Living Translation Bible (very easy to read).
They do ask that you only request a free Bible if you cannot afford one as they are not a large nonprofit organization like some of the others mentioned here.
They rely on monetary donations to send out the free Bibles and cannot honor every request.
To request your free Bible, add the Bible to your online shopping cart and use the coupon code listed on their site to get it free. Please request only one free Bible per household.
Due to supply problems and very high demand, they are unable to send Bibles out of the United States at this time.
9. Your Local Christian Church
I’ve attended several different churches over the course of my life, and I can say that without question, every single church would willingly give away a Bible to anyone who asked for one. So, just ask!
To find a church near you, you can perform a simple Internet search for “churches near me” or use a website like Church Finder to search for churches across the country.
Church Finder also lists which denomination a particular church falls under, if applicable.
You can attend an upcoming service and ask afterward if there is a Bible you can take home, or just call and ask.
10. Your Local Library
Yes, most – if not all – libraries will have Bibles available! You may be able to check them out and take them home with you, or they may be available in the reference section for in-library use only.
One bonus of visiting the library to read the Bible is that you can also check out Bible commentaries and study guides if you want to increase your understanding of what you read.
Another option is to visit the Little Free Library spots in your area. These are book-sharing boxes displayed near people’s homes in which people can give and take books as they like.
The Little Free Library website has a map of all the registered locations so you can find ones near you to browse. Now, there’s no guarantee you’ll find a free Bible in one of these boxes, but it doesn’t hurt to look!
11. Your Hotel Room
I’m sure you already know this, but The Gideons International distributes free copies of the Bible to hotels throughout the world. These Bibles are typically found inside your hotel room’s nightstand.
They don’t really advertise this much, but they don’t mind if you take them! They say, “If having that copy of God’s Word helps someone continue on their journey with Christ, then Gideons rejoice.”
The Gideons also have a free Gideon Bible app available for iPhone/iPad and Android.
How to Get a Free Bible Online
Sometimes it’s just more convenient to read the Bible online. Here are some resources for free access to the Bible online, whether you’re looking for a digital version, audio version, e-book, or mobile app.
12. The Bible App
The Bible App by YouVersion is by far the most popular free Bible app. It’s available in more than 60 languages with countless versions available.
You can download the app for iPhone/iPad, Android, and/or Kindle Fire, or access an online version at Bible.com. There’s even a version that you can download to use on your Google Home or Amazon Echo devices.
The app allows you to read the Bible or have it read to you via audio, subscribe to plans, compare versions, share Bible passages, and more. There are lots of benefits to going digital with your Bible reading!
YouVersion also has a Bible App for Kids that engages children with Bible stories on an age-appropriate level.
The Bible App for Kids is available in over 60 languages and introduces children to 41 of the “big” Bible stories with kid-friendly navigation, interactive animations, and even games.
13. Bible Gateway
Bible Gateway is another online resource that helps you read the Bible for free. It’s a searchable online Bible that is available in more than 200 versions and 70 languages.
Besides searching online to read the Bible, you can also access their audio Bibles, devotionals, and more – all for free.
They offer reading plans to help you get started. Plus, they have two different mobile apps – one for just reading the Bible (iPhone/iPad, Android, and/or Kindle Fire) and one for listening to it (iPhone/iPad and Android).
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14. Amazon Kindle Store
If you do a quick search for “free Bible” on Amazon, you’ll find multiple free Bibles you can download from the Amazon Kindle store.
And you don’t even need a Kindle to read them – you can just use the Kindle App to access the Bible on your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
You won’t need to pay for this – it will be totally free! You will need a regular Amazon account to download your free e-book, but you probably already have one of those anyway, right?
If you have a Kindle Unlimited membership, you’ll have access to many more free Bible e-books that you can browse on your device. Sign up for a free 30-day trial of Kindle Unlimited HERE.
And if you’re a Prime member, you can also access lots of different Bible e-books for free as part of your Prime Reading benefits.
15. Blue Letter Bible
Blue Letter Bible is another searchable online Bible that gives you free access to lots of different Bible translations.
Besides reading and searching the Bible, you can access their study tools to deepen your understanding.
They also have a free app for iPhone/iPad and Android, and a free CD that you can order if you would like to access the Bible digitally without using the Internet.
Maybe you have a physical need to listen to the Bible instead of reading it, or maybe it’s more convenient for you to hear it audibly while you’re driving or working around your house.
AudioTreasure.com provides free Bibles in different languages for download and online listening. Choose from a Bible that is read with background music, or one that has a particular accent or language.
Along with free Bibles, you can download free hymns and worship songs.
17. The Online Bible
The Online Bible offers a free downloadable Bible software package. The basic package contains the Online Bible Edition, a King James Authorized Version Bible, Greek and Hebrew lexicons, devotionals, and more.
Besides the downloadable Bible, they also have an app for iPhone/iPad and Android that includes many of the same materials as well as extra free content, including free downloads in other languages.
Whether you’re looking for a physical copy of the Bible or you’d prefer to read it online, there are plenty of places to get a free Bible.
Many of these resources offer lots of different translations and other materials for enhancing your personal study of the Bible. Try one or more of these ideas out and see how it goes!