Life and Faith: Their Sacrifice

A new exhibition tells the stories of Australian soldiers - and the book they took with them.

From the Boer War and World War I right up to Afghanistan, Iraq, and beyond, the Bible Society has freely given Scriptures to all members of the Australian Defence Forces who wanted them. With the centenary of the Gallipoli campaign, the Bible Society in Australia has brought together unexpected and moving stories of servicemen and women who fought for their country – many of them sacrificing their lives – and of the book they took with them into combat. Life and Faith speaks with Dr John Harris, who did most of the research behind the Their Sacrifice campaign, about the experiences of some of these remarkable individuals, as well as National Campaigns Manager Allan Dowthwaite about the exhibition touring Australia over the coming year. 

For more information about the Their Sacrifice exhibition, the accompanying book, and ‘The Bullet in the Bible’ DVD, visit