Quote of the Week: The Normal Christian Life
“We shall see that the Blood deals with what we have done, whereas the Cross deals with what we are. The Blood disposes of our sins, while the Cross strikes at the root of our capacity for sin.”
From The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee (mass-distribution ed., p. 5). Bibles for America gives this book away for free. You can order your free copy here.
Quote of the Week: The Economy of God
“Real comfort comes from the indwelling Spirit of Jesus. When we fellowship with Jesus in this Spirit and when we live in this wonderful Spirit, we automatically have inward comfort. Regardless of the outward environment, there is inward rest and comfort.”
From The Economy of God by Witness Lee (mass-distribution ed., p. 19). Bibles for America gives this book away for free. You can order your free copy here. You can also download a free PDF version here.
Free Study Bibles for Boston
Sadly, we’ve seen how traumatic events leave fear, anxiety, and heartbreak in their devastating wake. And even as the work of recovery begins, the previously comfortable sense of security is replaced by a lingering disquiet.
The bombing and subsequent events this April affected the people of Boston as a whole. Though they were shaken, their rising up to stand together in this crisis has been inspiring to the nation.
Yet as the city works toward recovery and survivors continue to heal physically, the inner wounds inflicted on the hearts and souls of the victims, their families and friends, and the residents of the area will take a long time to heal.
We would like to join in the process of healing. God’s Word provides the deep comfort, hope, and peace that heals the inward wounds of every person.
Beginning today, May 13, subway platforms and trains will display offers for a free study Bible from BfA on the two most heavily traveled subway lines (the “T”) of the Boston area. For the next eight weeks, as many as 400,000 riders a day will see ads like this one:
Several of the displays will include words...
Quote of the Week: The Normal Christian Life
“God makes it quite clear in his Word that he has only one answer to every human need—his Son, Jesus Christ. In all his dealings with us he works by taking us out of the way and substituting Christ in our place. The Son of God died instead of us for our forgiveness: he lives instead of us for our deliverance.”
From The Normal Christian Life, by Watchman Nee (mass-distribution ed., p. 2). Bibles for America gives this book away for free. You can order your free copy here.
An Exciting New Offer from BfA
New two-book set!
We here at Bibles for America are excited to announce a special new offer. Starting today, for the first time ever, we’re offering a free set of The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee and The Economy of God by Witness Lee!
Our mission at BfA is to make freely available the things that we personally have benefitted from and that we know will guide others in their Christian journey. That’s why we offer free books by Watchman Nee and Witness Lee and the New Testament Recovery Version.
We can tell you from firsthand experience that the two books in this set have helped us tremendously, and we want you to be helped by them too.
What’s special about this two-book set?
For decades, the two books in our new offering have been helping Christians to grow in their faith and in their understanding of the deep yet practical truths in the Bible.
- The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee has sold over one million copies and is widely hailed as a top Christian classic. As the title indicates, the book shows from the Bible what the “normal,” or healthy, Christian life looks like, and how...
Quote of the Week: 2 Timothy 3:16, note 2
2 Timothy 3:16—“All Scripture is God-breathed and profitable for teaching, for conviction, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”
Note 2 on God-breathed: “This indicates that the Scripture, the word of God, is the breathing out of God. God’s speaking is God’s breathing out. Hence, His word is spirit (John 6:63), or breath. Thus, the Scripture is the embodiment of God as the Spirit. The Spirit is therefore the very essence, the substance, of the Scripture, just as phosphorus is the essential substance in matches. We must strike the Spirit of the Scripture with our spirit to catch the divine fire.
As the embodiment of God the Spirit, the Scripture (God’s word) is also the embodiment of Christ. Christ is God’s living Word (Rev. 19:13), and the Scripture is God’s written word (Matt. 4:4).”
The verse and note are from the Recovery Version, published by Living Stream Ministry. The Recovery Version outlines, footnotes, and cross-references were all prepared by Witness Lee. Bibles for America gives away the New Testament Recovery Version for free. You can order your free copy...
Quote of the Week: John 5:39, note 1
John 5:39—“You search the Scriptures, because you think that in them you have eternal life; and it is these that testify concerning Me.”
Note 1 on search the Scriptures: “To ‘search the Scriptures’ may be separated from ‘come to Me’ (v. 40). The Jewish religionists searched the Scriptures but were not willing to come to the Lord. These two should go together; because the Scriptures testify concerning the Lord, they should not be separated from the Lord. We may contact the Scriptures, yet not contact the Lord. Only the Lord can give life.”
The verse and note are from the Recovery Version, published by Living Stream Ministry. The Recovery Version outlines, footnotes, and cross-references were all prepared by Witness Lee. Bibles for America gives away the New Testament Recovery Version for free. You can order your free copy here.
Praying for Those Affected by the Bombing at the Boston Marathon
We, like the rest of the nation, are shocked and appalled by the news of the bombing at the Boston Marathon on Monday. We are praying for the entire city of Boston, and especially for the friends and families of the victims.
When a tragic event such as this occurs, feelings of sadness, anxiety, fear, and despair may overtake us. But we must remember that the acts of evil persons do not negate the fact that God is real. While we are grieving, God also grieves, and He wants to comfort those who suffer. He wants to be our rock, our hope, our father, even our home. We pray that in the midst of this violence, many would find Him as the One they need.
Quote of the Week: Matthew 4:4, notes 3 and 4
Matthew 4:4—“But He answered and said, It is written, ‘Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out through the mouth of God.’”
Note 3 on bread: “this word indicates that the Lord Jesus took the word of God in the Scriptures as His bread and lived on it.”
Note 4 on word: “Gk. rhema, the instant word, differing from logos, the constant word. In this temptation all the words quoted by the Lord from Deuteronomy were logos, the constant word in the Scriptures. But when He quoted them, they became rhema, the instant word applied to His situation.”
Announcing the New Bibles for America Blog
Welcome to the new Bibles for America Blog!
Each one of us here at BfA has been touched personally by the truths in the Bible and books we give away every day. And they continue to help us in our Christian life. That’s why we want to share the help we’ve received with all of America.
Since 2000 we’ve been giving away free copies of the New Testament Recovery Version and Christian books by Watchman Nee and Witness Lee. And we love doing it! Along the way, we’ve met a lot of people and heard from recipients of our free material.