|How can I obtain Bibles/New Testaments from The Gideons International?|
|Members of The Gideons International place and distribute scriptures
in 175 countries in 80 languages. We focus on five primary areas:|
The Gideons International reaches the homeless with the Word of God by personal one-on-one witnessing and by placing used Bibles in rescue missions. For a rescue mission to qualify for used Bibles, the criteria must be met that overnight lodging facilities are provided. If so, we will be happy to furnish a used Bible for each bed as the used Bibles come available.
|I understand that The Gideons International provides Bibles and New Testaments to military chaplains for placement and distribution to military personnel. What are the guidelines and how do I obtain them?|
|Requests for military Scriptures must be received from the military
The Gideons will supply, free of charge, a small Testament to every member of the U.S. Armed Forces and to patients at U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals. The Testaments are to be presented by Gideons or by the Military Chaplain assigned to such units. Chaplains may order these Testaments either through the local Gideons or the Headquarters Office. No provision is made for presenting Testaments to families or dependents of service personnel or to Nationals in other countries.
Bibles are available to Chaplains for placement in day rooms, libraries, and guardhouses on military bases and military chapels. The Gideons do not have a program to supply Bibles for quarters, barracks, Bachelor Officer's quarters (BOQ's) or military guesthouses.
Hospital Testaments with Psalms are available for the bedside in base hospitals or in U.S. Veterans Administration hospitals. Testaments may also be distributed to medical personnel working at such hospitals. Whenever possible, these Testaments should be presented to the medical personnel by members of the Auxiliary of The Gideons International, although the presentation may be made by the Chaplain in charge, if necessary.
|I am interested in purchasing one or a small quantity of Bibles/New Testaments. Can I purchase them from The Gideons International?|
|The full Bibles and large New Testaments with the Gideon emblem on the
cover are exclusively for placement by Gideon members in institutions
(other than the church) where people are housed overnight. This includes
hotels, motels, hospitals, nursing homes, correctional facilities and
The pocket-sized New Testaments with Psalms and Proverbs are distributed in a variety of colors by Gideon members to defined groups of individuals (dark green for servicemen/law enforcement personnel/firefighters/EMTs, white for medical personnel, red for school children 5th to 12th grades, light green for college students, etc.).
While Scriptures with the Gideon emblem are not available for purchase, we do have the following Scriptures available for purchase which we refer to as "plain" (the Gideon emblem is not on the cover):
These are just like those distributed by the Gideons, except all Gideon identification has been omitted. The special "helps" in the front and back prepared by the Gideons are included in these. Orders may include a maximum of 10 Bibles and/or 25 New Testaments.
We will be pleased to honor your request for any of these Scriptures upon receiving the correct amount to cover the cost of the number you order. Send your check and request to: The Gideons International, Post Office Box 140800, Nashville, TN. 37214-0800. The price includes shipping and handling.