Free Publications and Services
Help the Blind See Jesus [Main Story]
he official mission of Christian Record Services for the Blind is to “help the blind see Jesus.” CRSB offers these publications and services, free of charge, to all who are legally blind:
• The Student, in both Braille and audio formats, is a monthly version of the Adult Sabbath School Bible Study Guide.
• Encounter, a talking magazine distributed on audiocassette, includes the full range of Adventist beliefs. It includes interviews and sermons recorded live, and studio recordings from Adventist print publications such as Signs and Adventist Review.
• Vantage Point, an audio magazine, is created for an interdenominational Christian audience. It includes on-location tours and interviews recorded live, as well as studio recordings of articles from Adventist print publications.
• Lifeglow, a large-print magazine, is created for an interdenominationalChristian audience. Stories and articles are provided by freelance writers. Puzzles, quizzes, and a pen-pal section are included. Circulation is nearly 35,000.
• Connected, an online magazine, includes stories and articles, devotionals, columns, and news briefs—with new content posted every week. Fully sighted Christians also enjoy this magazine found at connected.christianrecord.org.
• The Children’s Friend, produced in Braille, helps readers ages 9-12 put their faith into action. It includes stories from Adventist print publications, including Primary Treasure and Guide.
• Christian Record, thought to be the oldest continuously published Christian Braille magazine in the United States, was first published in 1899. The magazine provides inspirational reading for adults, taken from Adventist print publications.
Augmenting these periodicals is a lending library of nearly 2,000 audiobooks, as well as a range of books in Braille. CRSB also operatesa correspondence Bible school with several study series available in large-print, Braille, and audio versions, and provides large-print, audio, and Braille Bibles free to those who qualify.
Perhaps the best-known program is National Camps for Blind Children. Hundreds of visually impaired children and adults attend these camps each year, enjoying exciting physical and spiritual activities. Camps and all other CRSB services are funded by thousands of donors who make regular contributions.