Second-hand books

The majority of books we supply are new but we also offer good quality pre-loved Christian books. Our collection of pre-loved books has ‘mushroomed’ and we now have some 4000 excellent titles which have been so generously donated to us. We are using our pre-loved books to build a stock of library collections for our recipients, but also to respond to individual pastor's particular needs for specific types of books.


The need

  • Pastors and Bible school libraries in the developing world find it challenging to access a range of relevant titles. Books are expensive and in short supply.

  • Those in the UK who have Christian books that they no longer need can be assured that their collections will receive a new lease of life with a pastor in one of the poorer nations.

  • This can be especially relevant to retiring ministers with very large book collections who are downsizing.

Publishing Christian books in local languages

Our response

  • We find good homes for pre-loved titles with pastors or Bible school libraries in the poorer nations.
  • We do this by matching the books very carefully to their needs through a process of consultation and dialogue.
  • This is time consuming but it is effective.
  • Where we are given books which are perhaps less appropriate for the nations and more relevant to a UK audience, we sell these to generate funds for our mailing costs.


  • Pastors with specialist interests get books they need.
  • Community or Bible school libraries are stocked with a broader range of titles. 
  • Funds are generated for new titles and mailing costs.


Sovereign World Trust

Sovereign World Trust
P.O.Box 777
Kent TN11 0ZS
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We are a UK registered charity, No 327284



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