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The Bible

Here for good

The world's most read book with over 5 billion copies printed

So why is it so good for Australia?

Over the last 200 years, the Bible has done Australia a lot of good:

Belief in human dignity
The Bible is a foundation to our human rights and our legal system

A passion for community service
Bible readers are more likely to volunteer to help others.

Our great charities
Of the 30 largest charities in Australia, 26 are faith-based.

The values we cherish
The most common ANZAC statement is “Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends” It’s a Bible verse that captures our national vision for humility, sacrifice and friendship between equals.

A vision of eternity
If there is one Bible word all Australians would recognise, it’s eternity. It’s the message of God’s love for us in Jesus Christ, a love that will last forever.


About the Bible

The Bible is not one book but a collection of writings by people from many and varied backgrounds. Each writer was guided by the Holy Spirit of God, yet their individuality and character is still evident.

It is all one story, however – about God, who loves his creation so much that he himself paid the price that would restore humanity to fellowship with God. The Old Testament looks forward to, and the New Testament centers on, the life, death and resurrection of God’s Son, Jesus Christ.

The purpose of the Bible is to show us who God is, what God is like, and what he has done. As we read its words we understand more of what God in his love requires from us.

Over 200 years of sharing the Bible in Australia

For more than 200 years, we’ve has been championing the Bible across the world, from prisons in Australia to churches in China.

FREE Bible app with a new Australian theme

Get the world's most popular Bible app on your phone with special theme, reading plans and videos all celebrating 200 years of sharing the Bible in Australia
Bible App - Australian theme

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We send out daily Bible verses, with a short reflection and a question to think about, to keep you going with your daily Bible reading habit. Each month we explore a different theme or Book of the Bible.

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Current: The Coming King and his Kingdom

The season of Lent is a key time in the church calendar, as Christians around the world walk with Jesus to his cross and resurrection. Just as we anticipate Easter, the Old Testament Prophets anticipated the coming Messiah, painting a picture of the kind of King and Kingdom that God intends to bring in. This series, from Common Grace, explores the prophetic vision of deliverance for those in need, the humble servant King, and the dawning reign of God. Series runs March 11th - 24th. Prepared by Jessica Smith from Common Grace (a movement of Australian Christians passionate about Jesus and justice).

Coming Up: Easter Excerpts from A Year With Jesus

The Easter story is one which can lose its impact when one's familiarity with the narrative increases.  This Easter, as we read through the account in Matthew's gospel with Paul White (and Justin Moffatt), be impacted again by the incredible character of Jesus, the amazingly good plan of God our Father, and the outrageous love and grace lavished on us in the death and resurrection of our Lord. Series runs March 25th - April 7th. Prepared by Paul White (and Justin Moffatt) from Church Hill Anglican, as a part of their A Year With Jesus devotional app.

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