This month is the last chance to register children born in 2021 for the Bible Society’s Bibles For Bubs program.

Registrations for the popular Scripture program, which has given away 10,000 toddler Bibles in its first five years of operation, close on 31 March or when 2000 babies are registered, whichever comes first.

Babies in the program also receive birthday cards for five years and an age-appropriate Bible on their fifth birthday, along with parent guides which encourage family faith-building activities and Bible-reading times. This year will see the program’s first cohort of infants graduate to receive their ‘big kid’ Bible, the CEV Big Rescue Bible.

Since Bibles For Bubs began, 23,000 birthday cards have been handwritten and posted to mark participating children’s special days. Each card is accompanied by a message for their parents with ideas on engaging with the Bible relevant to their child’s age. The concept has now taken root overseas, with Bible Society Northern Ireland having launched a Bibles for Babies program following Australia’s model.

Belinda Faulks, who heads up the Bible Society’s International Missions program, is responsible for the thought bubble that grew into an ongoing project.

‘When we dreamt up the Bible For Bubs program, we never expected that it would be as wildly successful as it is today’, she said. ‘What a privilege it is for Bible Society Australia to play a small part in making sure that families have the resources and are equipped and encouraged to introduce their little ones to the word of God!’

To register children born in 2021 to become a part of the program and to receive a toddler Bible, go online to

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