The Word Within.

Bringing Christ to the Imprisoned.

Christian Library International distributes Christian books and Bibles to US prisons

The mission of CLI is to bring Christ to the imprisoned. Since its founding in 1996, CLI has helped thousands of incarcerated men and women find new hope in the healing powers of Christ. With a small Christian staff and a team of devoted volunteers, CLI maintains a low overhead, ensuring that the bulk of our resources go directly to the prisons we support. Our success depends on the prayers 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.

Host a CLI Prison Book Party in Your Home

Help CLI collect books and introduce your friends to this ministry right in your own home! You can be part of CLI no matter where you live. See the link on the right for details and to get started!

Donate your Christian Books to our Colorado Site!

You may ship your Christian books and Bibles to our new Colorado address. The address is CLI, 6900 W. 117th Ave Unit 700W, Broomfield, CO 80020. This is especially convenient for our West Coast book donors!

Sponsor a Christian Book Drive at your Church or School in 2011!

You can lead a Christian book drive at your church!  CLI has all the materials and instructions you need for this successful and simple project. A Christian book drive lasts for three Sundays. Check our all the details here.

Purchase a Bible or case of Bibles for a prison!


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Prison Praises - June 2011

“I just read a book called Real Life to the Extreme: Finding God’s Will for Your Life. This book brought me a lot of joy and restored my faith in God.” Inmate Jonathan, Clayton County Jail, GA


“I was living a life of sin, smoking pot, and not even worried about what the Lord thought. I finally met Christ when I got locked up in Phoenix, AZ. There was a Christian there named Albert, who has done your Bible Study. He helped me understand what the Bible was saying to me and that Christ and God loved me unfailingly. Then I was saved. I even had the Holy Spirit come over me. Now I don’t drink or smoke and I pay more attention to my family. Thank you, Lord, and God bless Albert!” Inmate Kenneth, Chambers County Jail, TX


"Your support for our ministry will be a tremendous blessing for the inmates. Currently we house over 1,600 inmates and it is a daunting task to provide for all the diverse needs. That is why I pray you will be able to continue to help in providing this much needed material." Chaplain Everglades Correctional Institution, Miami, FL


“Thank you so much for the Christian books and Bibles. This donation is a wonderful blessing to the men and women here at CCA. Our detainees and inmates need the Spiritual pick-me-up and the peaceful heart they receive from reading the Christian books you donated. We have two small religious libraries and the inmates use them regularly. These books will be available for all to read. We greatly appreciate you keeping us active on your distribution list and supporting our religious programming with your donations." Chaplain San Diego Correctional Facility, San Diego, CA