The Bible and World War One - Bible Society

November 11 2018, Remembrance Sunday, marks the centenary of the end of World War 1. It was a war in which some 65 million men were mobilised. Nearly a third were wounded. Some 8.5 million were killed. It’s a time for reflection. A time to pray for peace.

How you can join in

Buy the book

Buy the book

Hear My Cry is an illustrated collection of psalms, poems, prayers and stories to aid reflection on and before Remembrance Sunday. Now, at a special price. Buy while stocks last.

Remembrance service resources

Remembrance service resources

Are you holding a Remembrance Service? Soon you will be able to download our free service outline, and the one-minute video of Revelation 21:3-5. It will be ideal for any event.

Lesson plans

Lesson plans

Want to teach about World War 1 and the peace that followed it in your local primary or secondary school? We can help. You can download free lesson plans for your school here

Thoughts on peace

Peace then

Peace then

Find out how people felt about the coming of peace in 1918.

Peace now

Peace now

Can we live in peace as wars rage around the world?

Peace in our lives

Peace in our lives

How can we find peace in our own lives?

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain any more, for the former things have passed away.

Rev 21.3-5

Lives changed forever

How one man dodged three bullets

How one man dodged three bullets

Dear Mother and Father. I am sending in a parcel, my pocket Bible and three shrapnel bullets, of which the following is the story.

Socks, hoodies and Bible verses at real-life Downton Abbey

Socks, hoodies and Bible verses at real-life Downton Abbey

In a real-life example of Downton Abbey, Lady Edith Lyttleton Gell from Carsington in Derbyshire published a book of Christian thoughts and prayers for soldiers and their families and ran 24/7 prayer events for them.

Why one elderly man left home and family to care for British troops

Why one elderly man left home and family to care for British troops

When World War 1 broke out, my own great-grandfather Thomas Winter knew he had to be there, writes Hazel Southam.

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