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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 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

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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: First verses

Listen to the way the biblical authors start these 14 books, psalms and letters. What matters to them most? Where do they want to begin with their readers and hearers? From Genesis to Revelation, allow these verses, which were penned over many centuries, to lead you into the big picture of God's work. Series prepared by Dr Chris Mulherin, executive director of ISCAST, a network of people, from students to distinguished academics, exploring the interface of science, technology, and Christian faith. Runs November 4 - 17. 

Coming up: Roots, shoots and fruits 

What does a life that is flourishing in the Lord look like? A garden flourishes when the roots of the plants are nourished with rich, fertile soil and sufficient water. In this series, we will explore some Scripture passages that remind us of the practices, convictions and connections which help our faith and lives to flourish, whatever our circumstances. Series prepared by Bronwen Speedie, writer and school chaplain. Runs November 18 - Dec 1. 

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