Forever Relevant is a unique and self-sustaining non-profit organization that curates, publishes and distributes historic first edition daily devotionals, hymns, poetry and spiritual formation texts dating to 1709. Forever Relevant makes these rare editions available in digital, downloadable, braille, audio and eBook formats in 275 foreign languages. These inspiring, global missionary and kingdom-building treasures bring faith to life and life to faith for free or for a nominal archive membership fee.
It is based in Clayton, Georgia. Technical, Marketing, Translation, Editing and International Distribution offices are in Ames, Iowa; Mission Viejo, California; Cary, North Carolina; and Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
Imagine stumbling upon a never-before-seen archive of historic, first edition daily devotionals that have not been available for generations, many last read by candlelight. And what of the many Christian warriors of the faith who were changed by family devotionals read to them as children, such as Billy Graham and Charles Spurgeon?
For instance, the archive includes Oswald Chambers’ 1866 family devotional, “Daily Light on the Daily Path,” likely inspiring Chambers long before “My Utmost for His Highest” was penned. But what if “Daily Light,” “My Utmost,” or Charles Spurgeon’s “Morning” and “Evening” devotionals were lost forever on a dusty shelf? This is why Forever Relevant exists, to digitize for the first time on one website the timeless prose of Spirit-led brethren and distribute them to a global audience, uplifting the Kingdom with remarkable, relevant content.
The need for such content is enormous, according to the Vice President of Eastern European Missions (EEM), a distributor of bibles in 22 languages, 30 nations and for 4,500,000 students:
“It is difficult for us to meet the demand for bibles in the countries we serve, with many now looking for something to read alongside the bible. The need is enormous, especially during these troubling global days. That’s why I believe Forever Relevant is timely and for which we will be a proud distributor.” — Dirk Smith
Forever Relevant has created a unique archive of over 25,000 devotional and spiritually edifying pages (and growing). The archive’s searchable library will be available with one click in its original classic form or in an extensive collection of contemporary Forever Relevant Versions (FRVs) in up to 275 foreign languages, in audio for easy listening, as ebooks and in braille.
Another illustration of the uniqueness of the archive’s content is the formerly lost catalog of Fanny Crosby’s 2,700 handwritten and signed hymns. Stephen Kelley, Forever Relevant’s founder, traced the catalog from secure locations in which they had been housed since Crosby’s her death in 1915. Shortly thereafter, he also located her Steinway piano and has been granted recording and performance permissions. The archive also includes handwritten Charles Spurgeon sermons and sermon notes, and a rare copy of the Horatio Spafford hymn, “It Is Well With My Soul” and the telegram that inspired it.