A Prison Ministry that Serves Chaplains
It is our privilege to work with prison chaplains and help them reach the inmates they serve. A single chaplain may serve 500 to 5,000 inmates. Christian books and Bibles help the chaplain better serve his people. Since we rely entirely on Christian book donations our inventory changes from week to week.
We only serve chaplains who have requested CLI materials. Normally, we ship 3-4 boxes per year. Chaplains distribute the materials in accordance with their institution’s rules.
Please note: We can only ship to chaplains who have working email addresses and phones. Also, we cannot ship to chaplain’s home address.
Receiving CLI Materials
If you are a prison chaplain and would like to receive Christian books from CLI, please download the paper CLI form Chaplain Book Request, fill it out, and mail it to us. You can also make an electronic request by using the form below.
CLI is not able to send materials outside the US, however, if you have a domestic US address, we can send you materials that YOU will take out of the country. These materials must be designated for prisons, not churches.
Book Request Form Online:
The CLI Leadership and Discipleship Bible Studies
CLI offers two Bible Studies which are available to prison inmates. Please click here for our application.
The CLI Tract
CLI produces a tract in English and in Spanish which is available upon request.
These are the Christian materials we send chaplains
- Books (Fiction, Non Fiction, Biographies etc.)
- Large print books and LP Bibles
- Spanish books and Bibles
- CDs and DVDs
- Bible Study books
Chaplains, or acting chaplains, are our primary contact person at each prison or jail. Please let us know of any special requests.
Here are a few letters that we have received from prison chaplains:
I want to thank you very much for doing this for the men here and for being so generous! Because they have so much time on their hands while here, having good Christian books to read greatly helps them to grow in their faith.
I wish you could have seen the joy and thankfulness on their faces when they arrived and were put on the literature rack for them to look over.
Once again, thank you so very much for caring about the men here and wanting to help them grow in their knowledge of God’s Word. May our Lord richly bless you for your kindness and continue to provide for all your needs!
I am the inmate librarian at our unit in Louisiana. We have been the fortunate recipient of your labor of love with a number of books being given to us by the chaplain. On behalf of the chaplain as well as hundreds of inmates, thank you very much.
I’ve been here for eight years, and we’ve never had any kind of library, just a couple hundred of old books, mostly romance novels. That was it. Thanks to you and your organization and the help of the chaplain, we now have right at 1,000 books!
This particular detention center has many people who do nothing all day, every day. It’s a great opportunity to enhance one’s knowledge and grow in the Lord through good books.
We’ve received quite a few good books from you. I just wanted to write you and express my appreciation for the good work you guys do.
Jeffrey – Inmate Librarian, LA