CELEBRATING OUR 82ND YEAR!

NATIONAL BIBLE ASSOCIATION

~ Established 1940 ~
Our purpose is to “Encourage Everyone to Read the Bible…whatever version“

Our goal is to print and distribute 10,000 copies of the new book “Bible Wisdom for Better Living” by Barry Black, Chaplain of the U.S. Senate, that we believe will especially help those serving in the military.

COMMITTED TO SERVING THOSE WHO SERVE US

We’ve given out over 66,000 Bibles to soldiers and first responders to help them combat PTSD and suicide.

A WORLDWIDE BIBLE CELEBRATION

Join us and others around the world, as we celebrate the Bible and participate with us as we honor the scriptures through the International Day of the Bible on Sunday November 27th, 2022.

OUR PROGRAMS

We have many programs that need your support.

International Day of the Bible

Celebrating our 13th year! A World-Wide Bible Celebration with millions around the world using the hashtag #BibleCelebration to share their favorite Bible verse.

Bible Wisdom for Better Living

We Proudly Presents the New Book ‘Bible Wisdom For Better Living’ by Rear Admiral Barry C. Black (ret)
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Scholarships

Scholarships from the National Bible Association will be given each year to eligible high school and college students.

Virtual Bible Study

We invite you to join us for Virtual Bible Studies every Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Find a Bible Study that fits your schedule and stay up-to-date in our online communities.

Help us Fight PTSD and Suicide

Committed to serving those who serve us – We’ve given out over 66,000 Bibles to soldiers and first responders to help them combat PTSD and suicide.

ABOUT NATIONAL BIBLE

NATIONAL BIBLE ASSOCIATION WHOSE MEMBERS ARE of the Protestant, Catholic, and Jewish faiths, all joined together for the sole purpose to “Encourage Everyone to Read the Bible…whatever version“.  

The National Bible Association is a non-profit, educational association operating in the public square that provides a platform for our Nation’s Leaders to encourage people to read the Bible. The purpose of the National Bible is to Encourage the Reading of the Bible…whichever version is used.

The National Bible Association was created in 1940 by a group of business and professional leaders in New York City. Their purpose was to find hope for America while war raged in Europe. By 1941 these leaders agreed that the Bible, a proven source of hope and encouragement throughout history, should be the focus of their efforts.

Today, the strength of National Bible continues as an association of dedicated members who encourage Bible reading locally, through events and special projects, and nationally, through media campaigns. This is done primarily through our three main program areas: International Bible Week, National Bible Week, Media & Literature, and Awards and Recognition. Our goal is to encourage everyone to read the Bible and raise awareness of the Bible’s importance and relevance to our nation as a whole, as well as in the lives of individuals.

The purpose of the National Bible is to Encourage the Reading of the Bible…whichever version is used.

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2022 International Day of the Bible
2022 International Day of the Bible

A WORLDWIDE BIBLE CELEBRATION!
Use #BibleCelebration to share your favorite Bible verse!

Last year we had a global audience of over 10 million using our hashtag #BibleCelebration!

Bible Wisdom for Better Living
Bible Wisdom for Better Living

ABOUT THE BOOK
This book is intended to improve our lives by providing biblical principles to take us to new levels of spiritual excellence. It will enable us to experience the reality described by the psalmist in Psalm 119:99, “Yes, I have more insight than my teachers, for I am always thinking of your laws.”

Virtual Bible Study
Virtual Bible Study

We invite you to join us for Virtual Bible Studies every Sunday. All are welcome to attend. Find a Bible Study that fits your schedule and stay up-to-date in our online communities. Let’s dive into the word, share in our experiences to uplift, support, encourage and motivate one another as we study the Bible.

2022 Scholarships
2022 Scholarships

High school seniors who will graduate in the spring and plan to continue their education after graduation are invited to submit written essays of between 500 - 1000 words to National Bible Association for consideration.

We want to know how the events of this current year, with the eruption of the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as unprecedented racial, economic, political and social upheaval, have affected high school seniors and if/how, the Bible has guided you through these events.

Help Us Combat PTSD and Suicide
Help Us Combat PTSD and Suicide

Your generous donation puts a bible in the hands of our nation’s heroes.

Committed to serving those who serve us - We’ve given out over 66,000 Bibles to soldiers and first responders to help them combat PTSD and suicide.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE BIBLE

Join Us Sunday November 27th, 2022 for the 13th Annual International Day of the Bible!

A WORLDWIDE BIBLE CELEBRATION!

Use #BibleCelebration to share your favorite Bible verse!

Last year we had a global audience of over 10 million using our hashtag #BibleCelebration!

Join the millions around the world on Sunday November 27th and be part of something special! Use hashtag #BibleCelebration to share your favorite Bible verse!

Today, the strength of The National Bible continues as an association of dedicated members who work together to carry out the mission of encouraging Bible reading. This is done primarily through our main program areas:

  • International Day of the Bible Sunday November 27th, 2022 to communicate to the 206 Nations of the World.
  • To Distribute widely the book “Biblical Wisdom for Better Living” by Barry Black Chaplain of the U.S. Senate and formerly head of all U.S. Chaplains of the Army, Navy and Air Force especially in the United States.
  • Campaigns in the regular media and Social media to “Encourage Reading of the Bible…whatever version.
  • Scholarships Awarded to high school and college level students.
The International Day of the Bible

The event is being sponsored by The National Bible Association, in partnership with The American Bible Society, Bible Gateway, Museum of the Bible, Scripture Union, and YouVersion The Bible App.

The National Bible Association
American Bible Society
Bible Gateway
Museum of the Bible
Scripture Union
YouVersion - The Bible App

ADVISORY BOARD of DISTINGUISHED AMERICANS

Judge William Webster

Judge William Webster

former – head of both the FBI and then the CIA. He also holds the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Rear Admiral Barry Black

Rear Admiral Barry Black

current – Chaplain of the U.S. Senate and former head of all U.S. Navy Chaplains. 
James Baker

James Baker

former – Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury and prior Chief of Staff in the White House to President Reagan.
Senator Orin Hatch

Senator Orin Hatch

former – The longest serving Member of the U.S. Senate, he also holds the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Attorney General Edwin Meese

Attorney General Edwin Meese

former – Counselor to President Reagan for Policy, also appointed to both Cabinet and the National Security Council.
 Jim Nicholson

Jim Nicholson

former –  Ambassador to the Holy See, the Vatican, Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK

NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK – WE ARE CELEBRATING OUR 80TH NATIONAL BIBLE WEEK THE WEEK OF NOVEMBER 21-28 TO HONOR GOD’S WORD. THIS WEEK IS ALSO DESIGNATED FOR ALL U.S. CATHOLIC’S TO CELEBRATE GOD’S WORD.

Join us and others around the world, as we celebrate the Bible and participate with us as we honor the scriptures through the International Day of the Bible on Sunday November 27th, 2022

HOW IT ALL BEGAN.

Since 1941, starting with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, every US president has declared the week of Thanksgiving, National Bible Week. This, our 78th year, we again commemorate and honor God for giving us His Word.

On Sunday December 7th, 1941 the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) which was a leading national radio station at the time, invited the founders of the National Bible Association to open programming for the day which was Sunday. As they began their reading bulletins came in from Hawaii announcing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Instead of just opening the day with one Bible reading NBC then asked the National Bible Association to continue reading the Bible all day between the bulletins about Pearl Harbor.

About the same time, the leaders of the National Bible Association were invited by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt to come to the White House for the following day to present him with a Bible to inaugurate the first National Bible Week. When the attack on Pearl Harbor was announced the founders sent President Roosevelt a telegram telling him that they and the nation would be praying for him and that of course they would not attempt to come to the White House.

Radio stations across America piggybacked on NBC’s programming at this point as they were only one of the few broadcasters nationwide who at the time had same day international coverage. So that day, Americans heard the comforting words of the Bible as they contemplated the worst single day foreign attack on US soil in history.

Please watch our video below

This is the telegram the new National Bible Association sent to President Franklin D. Roosevelt telling him that because of the attack on Pearl Harbor, they did not want to take up his time at the White House.

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