What is Truth For Life?
Truth For Life is the Bible-teaching ministry of Alistair Begg. The ministry’s mission is “to teach the Bible with clarity and relevance so that unbelievers will be converted, believers will be established and local churches will be strengthened.” To read more about Truth For Life please visit our About page and Mission page.
Who is Alistair Begg?
Alistair Begg is the Bible teacher of Truth For Life and pastor of Parkside Church. Born in Scotland, Alistair came to the United States to serve as head pastor of Parkside Church in 1983. You can learn more about Alistair on his bio page.
Does Truth For Life have a statement of faith?
Yes. You can read it online.
Can you tell me more about Parkside Church?
Parkside is a Bible-teaching church in suburban Cleveland, Ohio whose mission is “to see unbelieving people become committed followers of Jesus Christ.” You may learn more about Parkside church at their website.
How do I become a Christian?
The Bible tells us that we must repent of our sins and believe in Christ Jesus in order to be a Christian. Read more about what this means.
Where can I hear Alistair speak?
Because he is the Senior Pastor of Parkside Church in Cleveland, OH, you may hear Alistair in person by visiting the church on Sunday. However, Alistair does travel and speak at local churches, conferences and events. You can stay up to date on Alistair’s speaking schedule by reviewing the online itinerary.
How many books has Alistair written or edited?
Alistair has written or edited nine books:
- Christmas Playlist: Four Songs that Bring You to the Heart of Christmas
- Name Above All Names
- The Hand of God: Finding His Care in all Circumstances
- Lasting Love: How to Avoid Marital Failure
- Made for His Pleasure: Ten Benchmarks of a Vital Faith
- Pathway to Freedom: A Study on the Ten Commandments
- On Being a Pastor (by Derek Prime and Alistair Begg)
- What Angels Wished They Knew (No longer in print)
- Morning & Evening (Revised and edited)
How many stations is Truth For Life currently aired on?
Because Truth For Life is constantly expanding by the grace of God, it is difficult to provide an exact number of stations. At present, however, the Truth For Life broadcast is aired on over 1,800 radio outlets. Find an outlet near you.
Where can I hear Truth For Life?
The Truth For Life broadcast is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week online. If you wish to listen to the broadcast on your local radio station, please use our station locator to see where Truth For Life is carried in your area. We are constantly expanding, so check back frequently to see if we have been added to your local station!
How can I contact Truth For Life?
You may contact Truth For Life via email, postal mail, or telephone. For a listing of all contact information, please visit the Contact Us Page.
Does Truth For Life have a recommended reading list?
Yes. You can view suggested readings in our resource center.
How will Truth For Life use my donation?
Truth For Life is committed to financial stewardship excellence. Full transparency and accountability are a ministry priority. Financial gifts made to Truth For Life fund the ministry’s mission to teach the Bible with clarity and relevance so that unbelievers will be converted, believers will be established, and local churches will be strengthened.
You can access more financial and accounting reports on our Stewardship page.
What are Truthpartners?
The backbone of Truth For Life! Truthpartners are people who stand behind the mission of Truth For Life and sustain the ministry through prayer and monthly financial support so that people around the world can hear the Truth of God’s Word on the radio, online, and through the mobile apps. Their faithful giving also helps to make our “at cost” store possible, removing the barrier of cost so that all have access to Truth For Life’s resources. To read more, visit our Truthpartner Program page.
How can I support Truth For Life?
Our ministry is dependent on the prayer and financial support of our listeners. Here are some ways that you can financially support the ministry:
- Become a Truthpartner and support the ministry with monthly gift.
- Make a general donation toward our ongoing financial needs.
- Underwrite a specific project or need by emailing Truth For Life at email@example.com or calling 1-888-588-7884.
- Remember Truth For Life for year-end giving by donating online or calling 1-888-588-7884.
What is the Truth For Life theme music?
The theme music is the hymn called “the Old One-Hundredth” or the “Doxology.” Alistair chose this music as our theme in memory of his mother, who penned some verses from the 100th Psalm in her last letter to him while he was away at college.
I requested an ebook with my donation. When will I receive it?
Shortly after your order for the ebook goes through, you’ll receive an email with a link to download your book as well as a link on the donation confirmation page. Check your spam folder if you don’t see it right away.
How do I download an ebook from Truth For Life?
Follow this step by step guide from Truth For Life.
Can I download the ebook again?
At this time, Truth For Life allows you to re-download the ebook files from the link we send for up to 14 days after which the download will not work. We ask that you save/store the files in a safe place and if required, you may contact customer service for help.
How can I read the ebook?
When you request an ebook, you will receive three file formats: ePub, Mobi, and PDF. Ebooks are accompanied by a readme file with instructions for installation on the more popular platforms. For ePub, you can use iBooks on your iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, and Aldiko or Cool Reader on your Android devices. (Note, however, that ePubs containing video are only supported in iBooks on iOS devices.) Mobi works on all Kindle models, and Kindle for Mac or PC. PDFs can be read on Adobe Acrobat or Preview, as well as Sony Reader and Nook devices.
Why am I not receiving download emails?
You may need to check your spam folder if you do not receive emails from Truth For Life after your donation/order within 15 minutes. If you encounter problems receiving emails/downloads, please add firstname.lastname@example.org to your contacts list which should solve this in the future and contact us for assistance.
Online Accounts with Truth For Life:
If I previously had an online account, why do I need to create a new one?
We've enhanced our website. Your self-service account will now provide many more features than ever before. In order to access these features, a new account must be created.
What new self-service features are available?
Along with updating contact information and email preferences, you will be able to view past purchase and donation history and update your Truthpartner preferences, if applicable.
As a Truthpartner, are there any new features?
All Truthpartners will now be able to update contact information, Truthpartner status information (including credit card numbers and monthly pledge amounts), see purchase and donation history, and request the monthly resources.
As a Truthpartner, can I request my monthly resource(s) on my new account?
Yes. Truthpartners giving $20 or more each month are eligible to receive both monthly resources, as well as the Message of the Month. These items can all be requested on the Truthpartner Status tab on your account.
Can I cancel or change my Truthpartner monthly pledge on my new account?
Yes. You will have the ability to change giving amount, giving date, credit card information, or cancel your Truthpartnership if necessary.
If I am not a Truthpartner, can I sign up to be one on my account?
Yes. On the Truthpartner Status tab, select “Become a Truthpartner Today” and complete the form.
If I create a new account, will my previous store history be deleted?
No. The new account you create will include previous order history and will now include giving history, personal information, and Truthpartner information, if applicable.
How do I create a new account?
Simply click create account and fill in your personal information. You will receive a confirmation email that will ask you to verify your email address. Upon receipt of this email, you can create a password to complete account registration.
Can I register with a social media account?
Yes. You will have the option to register with your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account information.
I used to request my monthly resources using the Truthpartner Resource Request form on the website. Can I still use that form?
No. You now must login to your self-service account first to request your resources on the Truthpartner Status tab.
What happens if I create my account and don't see my giving history?
This is likely because the information you gave us to create your online account didn't match with what we have on file. See contact information below for further assistance.
If I have further questions, who should I contact?
Select the "Support" sidebar to submit your question or call us at 888-588-7884 M-F 8-5pm EST.
The new Truth For Life Mobile App:
How can I download the most recent version of the Truth For Life app?
If you’ve never downloaded the app to your mobile phone or tablet, go to your app store and search ‘Truth For Life.’ The app is free.
For existing Apple Users:
If you have the current version of the app installed on your Apple device (iPhone and/or iPad), go to the App store and select ‘Updates’ on the bottom menu. Find Truth For Life’s app and select the update option. Once the update is complete, re-open the app and the new version will appear.
For existing Android Users:
If you have the current version of the app installed on your Android, go to the app store, and search for ‘Truth For Life.’ Find the new version of the app, which will have a blue logo and the option to download. Select download and the new version of the app will download to your device. Make sure to delete the old app from your device.
What new features are in the most recent version?
Search for a series, sermon, broadcast, or devotional by topic, title or key word.
Tag sermons, series, broadcasts, or devotionals as a favorite to be saved in your new personal FAVORITES folder.
Browse a list of recent sermons, series, broadcast, and daily devotionals that you can select to hear, watch, or read. Scroll down past the list of recent sermons or series to find teaching by topic.
Download desired teaching to be saved in your new personal DOWNLOADS folder so that you can listen or watch again.
Easily share a sermon, broadcast, series, or daily devotional with someone else through text messaging, email, or social network.
Access your online account
You can easily sign into your online account through the app.
What kind of device do I need to download the app?
How does the search feature work?
- Select ‘Search’ in the bottom bar on the home screen
- Depress the search icon in the top, left corner
- Type in your search criteria (topic, title, or key word)
- Depress the tab that serves as the enter key on your device (for example, the ‘return’ tab on the iPhone).
- A list of series, sermons, broadcasts, and devotionals that match your search criteria will be displayed.
If you’re looking for just a devotional on a particular topic, or just a single sermon on a topic, simply select the category from the four gray highlighted boxes to narrow your search.
How does the browse feature work?
- Select ‘Browse’ at the bottom of the home screen
- In the top gray bar, select sermons, series, or devotionals to browse the most recent teaching within each category
If you’d like to search deeper, you can browse the entire Truth For Life sermon and series archive by topic and subtopic or search the devotional archive by year.
How do I save teaching to my Favorites folder?
Depress the heart icon in the light gray bar (located on the far left just below the message graphic) and it will automatically be saved in your favorites file.
To later access your favorite teaching, select the 'My Library' icon at the bottom right of the home screen, then select FAVORITES. You’ll see your favorite teaching saved under the headings: Devotionals, Broadcasts, Sermons, and Series.
How do I share a message or devotional with someone else?
Selecting the … icon (locate in the narrow gray bar on the far right) just below the message graphic of the teaching you want to share.
Then, select the “Share” option and choose how you’d like to share the message. You can share by text, email, or through social channels to which you subscribe. There is no limit on the number of messages or devotionals that can be shared.
How do I find a past broadcast?
Select the home icon on the bottom menu. Select the date under the Truth For Life logo at the top of the screen. A calendar will drop down and you can select the date you would like to hear or scroll to the right and find a broadcast from a previous month.
Can I access my online account through the app?
Yes. Click on the icon that is a person in the top righthand corner and use the same username and password as you would on truthforlife.org. It will then log you into your online account and you can access your past giving history as well as contact and Truthpartner information.
Can I request the monthly resource through the app?
Yes. The monthly resource will be displayed on the home screen, right below the daily program. Click on the image and you’ll be directed to the donate page where you can make your donation and request the resource.
Can I sign into the app with a social media account?
Yes. You can sign in with your Facebook, Twitter, or Google account information.
Is there a cost for the app?
No. The app is free to download and listening, sharing, and saving messages is all free.