Beginning in the 1980’s, the Full Life Study Bible was the missionary project and vision of late missionary Donald Stamps (1938-1991). While serving in Brazil, Don recognized a great need in the church for a study Bible written from a Pentecostal perspective. He began creating a series of notes that would accompany Scripture throughout the entire Bible. Though struggling with cancer, he continued to work and write believing this Bible would be completed. In 1991, shortly after finishing his notes and submitting them for publishing, Don Stamps went to be with the Lord.
In 1996, the Assemblies of God World Missions leaders saw the potential for this Bible to be used around the world, and assigned the project to Life Publishers. Since that time, over 50 languages have been produced, with over 10 million in print worldwide, and other language editions are continually being published.