Our History

Don StampsBeginning 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.

FireBible Timeline

1992 Full Life Study Bible

Written for a serious study of the Word with the basic assumption that the reader had some biblical foundation/knowledge. (Out of print and no longer available except for remaining stock.)

2003 Life in the Spirit Study Bible

An adaptation of the Full Life Study Bible composed by Zondervan. Slight edits were done and some material moved from the notes into call-out boxes. (Available with Zondervan’s imprint. Can be ordered through My Healthy Church.)

2007 FireBible Student Edition

Re-edited with the student in mind, theological terms were more clearly explained, assuming the reader would not have an in depth knowledge of biblical principles and concepts. (Carries the dual Hendrickson Publishers/Life Publishers imprint. Available at My Healthy Church.)

2009 FireBible Global Study Edition

Re-edited to reach a broader English-reading audience (those reading English as a 2nd language) assuming as well the reader would not have a clear in depth knowledge of biblical principles and contents. Removed student specific content and edited for clarity and cultural neutrality. (Carries the dual Hendrickson Publishers/Life Publishers imprint. Available at My Healthy Church.)

2011 FireBible for Kids

A real Bible with real study helps targeted for children. Designed for a 5th grade reading level, articles and selected notes edited especially for children ages 8-12. (Available at My Healthy Church.)

2012 FireBible King James Version

Like the original Global Study Edition, this version was especially adapted for the traditional King James Scripture text.

FireBible English Standard Version
FireBible Modern English Version
FireBible New Living Translation – COMING SOON!