NBPM FAQ

What is the Goal for NBPM?

Our goal for NBPM is $220,000. This is the amount necessary to purchase paper to print Bibles and New Testaments to fulfill the requests of missionaries for 2018.

How much paper will $220,000 purchase?

Meeting these Scripture needs will require 11 truckloads of paper, containing 32 rolls per truck. That’s a total of 339 rolls of paper. The average roll of paper weighs 1,300 pounds, so that means we would need over 440,700 pounds of paper. Each truckload of paper costs an estimated $20,800. We are begging God for a miracle and asking Him to supply the funds through His people. Bearing Precious Seed is inviting Christians all across America to join us on some level, enabling us to purchase the 339 rolls of paper (at approximately $650 per roll) needed to complete these requests.

Who can participate in NBPM?

Everyone can participate in National Bible. It is amazing how much can be accomplished when everyone gets involved at some level. Churches can participate. Materials are available for churches desiring to get their people involved. We have written special Sunday school curricula for adults, teens, and children for use during National Bible Publishing Month. Each lesson is designed to enhance understanding about Scripture publishing. Posters, bulletin shells, coin folders, and offering envelopes are provided at no cost to help promote your NBPM. Individuals can also participate in NBPM by giving a one-time love offering of $10, $50, $100, or even $650 which purchases a roll of paper. Bearing Precious Seed has committed to print the Scriptures as requested by the missionaries to help them go through this Open Door of opportunity. What will you do in helping others get God's Word?

What is the theme for NBPM?

The theme for this year’s National Bible Publishing Month is “The Prevailing Word of God.” Today, billions of people all over the world sit in spiritual darkness with no direction, no hope, and no light, because they have no copy of God's Word. While this fact could be disheartening, we know of missionaries desiring to give the truth, but simply lack the Word of God in the heart language of the people. With your help, we want to use this year’s NBPM offering to buy paper and to print Bibles and New Testaments for the following countries: Honduras, Japan, Myanmar, and Wales. By providing Bibles in the language of the people, we can partner with missionaries in reaching people for Christ.

How many Bibles will a roll of paper produce?

With the typical roll of paper producing 400 Whole Bibles or 1,800 New Testaments, can you imagine what 448 rolls of paper could produce for the cause of Christ?

What is the impact a scripture portion has in a third-world country?

Statistics teach us that each Scripture distributed in a third-world country will be read by seven people on average.

Where does the money go that is donated to NBPM?

Every penny raised for National Bible Publishing Month is used to purchase paper to print Bibles and New Testaments. No funding is used for promotion, postage, salaries, or even ink; everything is used for the purchase of paper.

Does $5 in a coin folder really help?

Yes! Although a single quarter may not seem like much, but added together they can make a big difference. For every coin folder filled with quarters, at least two Bibles or five New Testaments can be printed. That means for every ten quarters received, Bearing Precious Seed can provide a Bible to someone who does not own a copy of the Bible in their language. That is a difference worth making!

Is there a charge for ordering the NBPM material?

No, all of the material developed for National Bible Publishing Month is provided at no cost to the churches.