The Word Within.

Advancing Christ's Light in Prisons

Change a Life This Christmas

Steve lived a life of darkness fueled by drugs and violence. When he finally ended up in prison, turning his life around was the last thing on his mind. "Prison did not help me," he said, "I still continued to lead a bad life."

Gangs and radical Islamic groups competed for his soul. Steve was about to become one more notch in Satan’s belt. But thanks to the financial gifts of caring Christians, CLI was there too, offering inmates like Steve the truth of God's word.

I was walking to the showers and I saw a Bible and one of your tracts. I picked them up just because something told me to. It was one of the greatest decisions of my life! - Steve

Steve enrolled in the CLI Leadership Bible study and is practicing prayer, fellowship and good deeds. He entered prison as a soldier of darkness. Now, his heart’s desire is to return to his community as a soldier of light.

Through CLI, God is reaching thousands of inmates like Steve with Christian books, Bibles and the CLI correspondence Bible study.

However, there are 2.2 million men and women behind bars. Most will be released someday.

Your donation to CLI will help us reach the unreachable souls inside our prisons before they are released back into their communities. In God’s eyes every life is precious. Every soul is worth saving. With your help we will reach every one of them, one life at a time.

This Christmas, give with your heart and change a life for Christ.

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

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Inmate Testimonies from
November 2014

“Recently I read the book from you What in the World is Going On? by David Jeremiah. I enjoyed this book. I believe the time of our Lord’s return is near. I know I am ready to meet Him.” Inmate Donald, Saint Louis C.F., Saint Louis, MI

“I read a book from you titled Hope for Hard Times. I enjoyed reading it. Every little word of God helps a lot. It made a difference for me. We must all believe in Him and have strong faith in Him.” Inmate Fernando, Cotulla Unit, Cotulla, TX

“I just finished reading a wonderful book donated by CLI titled Adventuring Through the Life of Christ. It has by far been the best breakdown of the Gospels to my understanding. Ray Stedman did such a wonderful job! I’ve read it 3 times already and I’m walking through the Bible as well at the same time, chapter by chapter. I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for this book that found its way into my hands.” Monroe, FL

“I would like to receive your Bible studies. Your books have brought me closer to God, and I would like to continue to get help with my walk with the Lord.” Fernando, OK




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