Manna author, Australian missionary Fred Morris, retired to the USA and established Manna Publications (USA) in the year 1990, Manna Publications (UK) worldwide easy English versions in the year 2000 and Spanish, French and Portuguese translations soon after. The first overseas printings of his Genesis Bible teaching commentary Part 1 were with his former missionary contacts in Mongolia and Kenya. Around 650,000 low-cost A5 booklets have since been printed and reprinted (typical print runs are 500 copies per title) in 40+ countries and as many languages at various points of greatest need since 2001, plus undocumented quantities before that.
Fred died September 13th 2018 at the age of almost 94. He leaves a worldwide volunteer organisation of administrators, donors, prayer supporters, editors, publishers, printers, translators and distributors, who endorse his Bible teaching in easy-to-read commentaries. They welcome the opportunity to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ 'to the ends of the earth'.
Read the life story
of Manna author Fred Morris "From Navy Boy to Missionary".
God enabled Fred Morris to benefit from Frank Laubach's ministry (as did Billy Graham) to help people whose literacy was poor. Frank applied the principle of "each one teach one" through the preparation and distribution of simple Bible reading material in the USA and then send them to the developing nations. God's vision to Fred was to write his own simple Bible teaching commentaries in Worldwide Easy English, then print them overseas at points of greatest need where believers have few Bibles and even fewer Bible teachers. This has been happening in over 40 countries and languages. .
View the Wikipedia account of Frank Laubach here and his connection with Manna Publications Worldwide Easy English Bible teaching commentaries.
Fred's ministry not only fulfills the vision given to him over 30 years ago but also fulfills in part the promise of Jesus Christ to enable His followers to do even more than He did when He lived on Earth 2000 years ago. God's Enabler or Helper is the power of the Holy Spirit given to the Apostles after the Ascension of Christ, which is received today by faith in Christ, God's Son, by all who repent and are then baptised (Luke 24:47; Acts 10:47-48).
Bible college students in Myanmar holding up
their Manna Bible teaching commentaries.