Why aren't some people able to afford a Bible?

This update is related to the One Million Bibles: A Crossway Global Initiative campaign.

A gift of $40 can provide 10 Bibles to Christians in the Global South who may otherwise not be able to afford a copy of their own. Through the One Million Bibles Initiative, Crossway is seeking to address the issue plaguing many believers today: they aren’t able to afford a Bible, even though many desperately want one. You can join us in this effort! Give Now.

“I used to belong to a church where only one to five percent of the members could afford a study Bible, but not everyone buys them because it’s not a priority. And those who get a study Bible for themselves, it’s an investment. And it’s not part of our regular budget. It hurts the pocket. Having these study Bibles to give away for free and having the simplest members of the church read and get a copy of a study Bible, I cannot overemphasize how important that is for us and for the churches here in the Philippines.” —Mil Matienzo

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