About bible distribution

Do people ever read the Bibles in their hotel rooms?

Yes! Each Bible placed in a hotel room has the potential to reach up to 2,300 people in its estimated six-year life span. Research from the hotel industry tells us that approximately 25% of travellers read the Bibles in their hotel rooms.

To see some stories of people who's lives have been touched by a Gideon Bible visit the Stories of Lives Changed page.

Can I get Bibles or New Testaments for my church?

No, not from The Gideons International. Our mission is to reach the lost. We do not provide Bibles and New Testaments to our church partners, or other organisations for their distribution. Our unique method is to have only our members distribute Bibles or New Testaments through designated traffic lanes of life, thus efficiently reaching a large number of people. We do not overlap, duplicate, or conflict with the mission of churches and other ministries. Instead, we act as an extended missionary arm of the church.

However, if you become a financial Friend of Gideons, you will get 6 New Testaments for free and will have the opportunity to purchase a further 100 Testaments per year at a cost of only $2 each.

If you're searching for a copy of God's Word for personal use, you can request a bible online.