The Word Within.

Advancing Christ's Light in Prisons

Purchase Bibles for Prisoners

While CLI distributes thousands of Christian books very month, Bibles are the most important item we can possibly donate.

Right now there is a desperate need for LARGE print Bibles - both in English and Spanish.

Readable Bibles are urgently needed in the prisons! You can reach an inmate, his or her family and our community with the gospel by helping provide large print English or Spanish Bibles. We invite you to make a special Easter donation. Click here for more information.

CLI is Seeking
A Building in the Carolinas!

Do you have a building for CLI?

With all the empty buildings right now it would seem easy but we want the building donated. We need about 6,000 square feet for our offices and warehouse.

Flex space would be ideal for receiving pallets of books. We pray that God will bring us just the right space and the ownership deed also.

Please join us in this big prayer!

CLI Has Two Key Ministries

1. Distribute Christian Books and Bibles to US Prisons

The mission of CLI is to advance Christ's light in prisons. Since its founding in 1996, CLI has helped thousands of incarcerated men and women find new hope in the healing powers of Christ. We do this by collecting and distributing used Christian books and Bibles to over 1,000 prisons in all 50 states.

2. Disciple Inmates in US Prisons

Since we stamp every book with our address, CLI receives thousands of letters and enrollments in the CLI Leadership Bible Study. This 15 lesson study is designed to lead inmates to Christ and enrich their prayer life and Christian walk.

Our success depends on the prayers and the partnership and generosity of individual donors as well as local churches, foundations and Christian publishers. To learn more about how you or your church can help CLI to reach more prisoners for Christ, Click Here.

Confidence That You Will Be
With God in Heaven

Do you have confidence that you will be with God in heaven? Wouldn't you like to be sure? Please look over this document about assurance of your salvation. Click Here

Inmate Testimonies from February 2014

“I read the book "You Don’t Have to Quit" by Anne and Ray Ortlund. It is a wonderful book. See, I have been a quitter all my life. This book has given me some good pointers.” Remy, IL

"I recently gave my life to the Lord Jesus Christ by reading a booklet that you donated to the prison. It was actually the Scriptures that was used in it that saved my soul! In particular, Romans 5:8: 'God showed His love toward us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.'" Steven, OH

“Thank you for all the wonderful books you have donated to our jail. They have opened my eyes and heart more and more to God each day. I look forward each day to read more of God and how He loves us as well as spreading His word with the other women in here.” Teri, AZ

“Some time ago I came across a leather-bound copy of the New International Version of the Holy Bible with your stamp in it. It has been very well used since then, as I read it daily, use it at service, minister to men in the yard, and even use it to minister to my wife. I thank you for all that you do for men just like me, men who the Lord has taken from mess to miracle. You are a blessing and may the Lord continue to smile on you and your families.” Inmate Elias, NY




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