Bible a month turns 40

Bible a Month, our scheme for supporters to give a Bible, month after month, is celebrating 40 years.

In that time, Bible a Month members have raised more than £35m – which is the equivalent of providing more than seven million people around the world with a Bible.

The programme, originally called Bible a Month Club, was launched in June 1977. Back then, prospective members were told: ‘It’s the book club where you don’t get a book – you give one every month,’ and were invited to donate £1.50 a month. Within six months, the club had 1,500 members and by the end of 1978 it had doubled to 3,000 regular givers.

Today, there are 23,162 Bible a Month supporters, who give on average £8 a month each – enough to cover the £5 cost of translating, producing and distributing a Bible. Together, these supporters donate more than £2m every year to Bible work.

John Ranford, BaM coordinator, said, ‘We’re so very grateful to all our Bible a Month members, today and in years gone by. This ministry has reached millions of people with God’s word, and has changed so many lives, for good. Please keep supporting Bible work in this vital way.’

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