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A Special Time with the Lord at the Close of the Year

As the year ends, it’s a spiritually healthy practice for us to spend time before the Lord for prayerful reflection, giving thanks, and offering fresh consecration to Him. Besides thanking the Lord, item after item, for the many outward and material ways He’s met our needs, we can also ponder on and thank Him even more for the wonderful inward and eternal matters we have enjoyed as believers...

Thank You to Our Veterans

Every year, on the eleventh day of the eleventh month, America pauses to honor our nation’s veterans. The date for Veterans Day is deliberate; it marks the armistice signed in 1918 for the cessation of hostilities on the Western Front of World War I. It is a day to honor the veterans of all wars, but especially to honor those still living.

A Salute to Our Country’s Service Members

As Memorial Day approaches, we at BfA would like to take this time to honor our country’s military service members with this salute. Why we remember In the bleakest hours of the American Revolution, facing a brutal winter and the waning enthusiasm of his army, General George Washington read to his men the patriotic words written by Thomas Paine in the tract, The American Crisis: “These are the...

Top 10 Bibles for America Podcast Episodes

In 2016 we launched the Bibles for America Podcast, recognizing that people consume content in different ways. Some prefer reading articles and others prefer hearing audio, and some enjoy doing both. We’ve taken posts from our blog, and produced them as podcast episodes. The wonderful thing about the BfA Podcast is how easy it is to use. You can play episodes in your car, while exercising, or...

Top 10 Posts of 2016

It’s been a wonderful year here at BfA! We’ve given away over 500,000 free Bibles and Christian books, and more than 650,000 of you have come to read these blog posts. Since so many have been visiting the blog this year, we wanted to give you a chance to read our top 10 most visited posts. We hope they’re an enjoyable and encouraging way for you to close out 2016!

Giving Thanks to God—Then and Now

As Americans, and as Christians, we have much to be thankful for. Thanksgiving Day is a time to consider the things we’ve been blessed with and to give thanks for them. But why does such a day exist? Where did it come from? And to whom should we offer thanks? A look at the experience of the ones on whom this holiday is based can shed light on the meaning of this day we celebrate each year.

Fourth of July: Thanking God for Our Freedoms

On July 4, 1776, Congress officially approved the Declaration of Independence. In response to this momentous declaration of the united colonies’ separation from Great Britain, John Adams wrote these insightful words in a letter to his wife concerning the remembrance of this day, now known as Independence Day:

Memorial Day and the Price of Freedom

A graceful sweep of white pillars gives shape to the World War II memorial in Washington, DC. At its center stands Freedom Wall, holding a field of 4,048 sculpted gold stars. Each star represents 100 Americans who died in the war; together they commemorate the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives. In front of the wall, engraved in granite, are the words, “HERE WE MARK THE PRICE OF...

Getting the Most out of Your Recovery Version Study Bible

When you received your free copy of the New Testament Recovery Version from BfA, what did you think? You may have eagerly unwrapped it, taken it out of its cover, and opened it up to look through the pages. But did you ever think to yourself, “This Bible looks great, but how do I use it?” We wrote this post as a quick-and-easy guide to help you get the most out of your Recovery Version. We’ll...

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