Rhema is a nonprofit charity that distributes free Christian books

Learn about what we do as a nonprofit charity, the history of our activities and how you can participate.

Rhema Literature Distributors is a group of believers throughout the earth engaged in a single mission - to actively distribute the highest quality Christian literature. In over 100 countries and more than 40 languages, we distribute according to a simple principle - all our literature is given away completely free.

We are distributing the books that have helped us the most to understand the Bible and to know and experience Christ in our daily life. In particular, we work closely with Living Stream Ministry to distribute a number of key titles by their authors.

We are a nonprofit charity whose distribution is made possible by gifts from believers and churches from all over the world. They have entrusted us with the means to be a free and broad channel of supply to all those seeking to know God in a deep and satisfying way.

Our Faith

People occasionally ask about our beliefs. Here is our statement of faith. Adhering to these beliefs is not a requirement for receiving our books. Our books are freely available to anyone with any beliefs.

We at Rhema hold to the common faith which is shared by all the believers, the contents of which have been presented once for all in the New Testament. In particular, this common New Testament faith is composed of the following matters which we believe regarding the Bible, God, Christ, salvation, and eternity:

  • The Bible is the complete divine revelation, and each word is inspired by God through the Holy Spirit.
  • God is unique and eternally one, and yet He is also eternally triune as the Father, Son, and Spirit with these three being distinct but not separate.
  • God in Christ was incarnated to be a genuine, perfect man named Jesus. He was crucified on the cross, dying a vicarious death for our redemption. On the third day he rose up from the dead, resurrecting with a glorified body. He ascended to God's right hand and was made the Lord of all.
  • Man sinned and is sinful, and as such he fell under God's judgment. But through Christ's vicarious death, the way was opened for man to receive salvation from sin and God's judgment. Whenever any person repents to God and believes into the Lord Jesus Christ, he receives eternal salvation, the forgiveness of sins, justification before God, and even peace with God. Based on this, a saved person receives the divine life and nature, making him a child of God and a member of Christ's Body in which all the believers grow and are built up together unto maturity.
  • Christ is coming again to the earth to receive His believers to Himself. In eternity we will dwell with God in the New Jerusalem, the consummation of God’s salvation of His elect.

Our goal at Rhema is to supply freely a unique collection of Christian writings that we believe will maximize the reader's understanding and experience of this New Testament faith. The believers not only enjoy an eternal salvation in Christ through His redemption, but also a daily saving in His life, which can be practically realized by the spiritual food from the Bible. This has been our experience; we hope it will be yours also.

Our History

30+ Year History of Rhema Literature Distributors

Since the mid 1980's, Rhema has carried out free literature distribution. We first began to distribute Bibles and spiritual books in the Russian language to the countries of the former Soviet Union. Our primary means of distribution was by mail to each requester, but we also cooperated with other groups to spread the truth from God's Word into many places.

In 1999 the effort in the Russian language culminated in the mass distribution of a new Russian New Testament containing extensive footnotes and study materials.

In 2001, Rhema began to consider the need for free spiritual literature in other languages and countries, resulting in a gradual expansion to include other major areas of the earth. As a first wave, we added ten additional languages and prepared a standard set of books for distribution.

In 2006, Rhema drew up plans for another wave of languages, including those crucial to the Middle East and Asia.

During these past 20 years, millions of pieces of Christian literature have gone out - all free of charge.


There are three ways you can participate: first, by your prayer; second, through donations; third, by participating in free literature distribution in your area.

Participate by Praying

Many have expressed a desire to participate in the distribution in their area and throughout the world. We appreciate these requests for more information and hope to respond in this section with ways you can join us. We have broken this section down in three categories of participation: by prayer, donations, and distribution.

The first and most important way to participate is by prayer. In the course of distributing free books in various languages and countries, we have been impressed with the specific prayer request for man's salvation found in 1st Timothy chapter 2.

I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings be made on behalf of all men; on behalf of kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a quiet and tranquil life in all godliness and gravity. This is good and acceptable in the sight of our Savior God, Who desires all men to be saved and to come to the full knowledge of the truth. 1 Tim 2:1-4

Here we can take note of the following:

  • Multiple levels of prayer, including petitions, intercessions, and thanksgiving on behalf of men.
  • Prayer is directed at ALL men, and even kings and rulers are included. As we consider the world situation today, surely more than ever this is key to God's desire to be fulfilled.
  • God's desire is twofold: for all men to be saved, and for them to come to the full knowledge of the truth. Our participation in prayer should also reflect this desire.
  • This prayer is very specific and targeted, because it even mentions the need for a quiet and tranquil life. In such a situation God has a way to save men and bring them to the full knowledge of the truth.

Our own experience has seen that when a group of God's people will participate in such a prayer, over a period of years all these specific points will take place. We sincerely hope that many could pray in such a way as these books freely spread the full knowledge of the truth.

Participate by Donating

Rhema is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1982 in Washington State, United States of America. Contributions to Rhema are tax-deductible according to the U.S. Internal Revenue code section 501(c)(3). There is an independent Board of Directors who govern the finances of Rhema.

All donations are appreciated and are used to distribute Bibles and Christian literature and to undertake auxiliary activities, such as holding conferences and seminars, that help readers understand and experience the truths contained in the Bible.

Your personal information will not be disclosed for commercial purposes or shared with other organizations.

Give, and it will be given to you; a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, they will give into your bosom. For with what measure you measure, it shall be measured to you in return.
Luke 6:38

Those burdened by the Lord to give to Rhema can donate in the following ways:

Make a Donation

Participate by Volunteering

Go therefore and disciple all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you all the days until the consummation of the age.
Matthew 28:19-20

But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria and unto the uttermost part of the earth.
Acts 1:8

For those who would like to participate in the free literature distribution in various parts of the earth, please contact us.

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Our books can help you know the Bible, learn about Christ, and supply practical help for your Christian life. This series contains 7 books that are in 3 sets. The topics in this series progress and are a wonderful supply for everyone.

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