The Bible: Good for Life free resources

When we read the Bible, something amazing can happen!

We can be transformed.

This is what Good for Life is all about.  It’s about equipping you with the tools you need to dig deeper into the Bible so that you can experience that transformation.

Below you’ll find the Good for Life resources available to you. 

THE BIG PICTURE: A Short Film of the Epic Bible Story

Experience the Bible story as you’ve never seen it! From the creation of the world, through to the growth of the church, this incredible Bible Society made short film gives you the “Big Picture” overview of the entire Bible and will inspire you to find your role in God’s great story. 

Words of Life Video Series

These inspirational videos are of everyday kiwis for whom the Bible has had a life-changing impact.


Words of power - Dave's story



Words of power - Ate's story



Words of protection - Mark's story

Words of peace - Dinn's story

Words of transformation - Duwain's story


Words of hope - Chris' story

Words of inspiration - Lyall's story

Words of truth - Jeannie's story

Words of comfort - Emma's story


Other free online resources for you

Reflections on the promises of God

Throughout the Covid-19 lockdown, we utilised our internal resources and digital channels to share daily Bible reflections into the homes and hearts of Kiwis around the country. We have now combined these reflections into a beautifully designed document for you to download here.

A survivor’s guide for spiritual first aid

This spiritual first aid guide is designed to start an ongoing process of healing after disaster strikes. It does this by highlighting common spiritual and emotional reactions to trauma and teaches the skills and resources that will aid in recovery. You can download it here.

Te Paipera Tapu App

The free app features the very latest edition of Te Paipera Tapu (the Holy Bible in Māori), which is not available on any other app or website, was reformatted to include macrons in 2012. Download it for free here.

What better way to encourage regular Bible reading than to take a challenge together? The Six Month Bible Challenge will see your church reading through the entire New Testament in six months. There are individual reading plans available for kids, youth and adults (each with the same readings).

Visit the Bible challenge page

There are four different small group Bible studies available for free download. These include a study through the Gospel of Luke for youth, plus some fresh and creative new studies through Exodus, 1 Timothy and the Parables in Matthew. These are all available as pdf documents and there are some explanatory notes to help you.

Check out the studies

Our newest publication – The Big Little Bible – is designed to help parents share the Bible with young readers. This book features beautiful illustrations by a Wellington artist and discussion questions for adults to help kids engage with the stories. The Big Little Bible is also available as a mobile app.

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Want to make the message stick in your church? Then get one (or all three!) of these large A1 and A2 sized posters. There are six to choose from and will not go unnoticed on any wall! These posters are $9.99 each (plus shipping) and are a great reminder of the importance the Bible should have in your faith journey.

Check out the posters

One great way to understand the Bible is to learn the overarching story of the Bible. Believe it or not, all of the books in the Bible tell one story – the story of God’s relationship with the masterpiece of his creation – us humans. This short summary of the entire Bible shows how that story unfolds and leads to the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and the formation and spread of his church.

Read the story

Do you sometimes find the language of your Bible strange and difficult to understand? A different translation will probably help. There are many English translations available – in fact Bible Society stocks 25 different ones. Compare some of the most popular editions to see which one will suit you best.

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July is Bible Month – a great time to help uphold the importance of the Bible in your church. We’ve got sermon notes available along with some children’s ministry resources available for free download. Encourage your church leaders to stick up a poster, watch a video or even dedicate a whole service to the Bible – Bible Month is flexible and designed to cater for different approaches.

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Have you ever wanted a manual for the Bible?  Well, it’s here! The Field Guide to the Bible will help youth, new Christians and anyone wanting to reignite their Bible reading make some sense of what sometimes can be a complicated book to understand.

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