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Chinese Gospel Resources
A special welcome to all visitors of Chinese heritage! This page contains
links to Bibles, stories and websites written in Chinese which tell about Jesus
and His love for the people of China.
Many followers of Jesus are praying that God will bless the Chinese people,
and some of the links on this page have information to help them learn more about the Chinese language and culture.
Thank you for visiting. May the grace and peace of God be yours today!
Chinese Publications About Jesus
The Four Spiritual Laws explains God's plan of salvation in simplified Chinese or traditional Chinese.
You can hear a Real Audio gospel message in Amoy, Cantonese, Foochow, Hakka, Hing Hwa, Hockchia, Mandarin, and Wu at I-AM.org.
The Mandate is a Christian newspaper for Chinese students and scholars, published by Forerunner.com.
The Biblical Studies Foundation publishes a Bible study called "The ABC's of Christian Growth."
||GotQuestions.org answers basic questions about Christianity in many languages including Chinese.
Thru the Bible, the classic five-year radio Bible study with Dr. J. Vernon McGee, is broadcast daily on the internet in Cantonese and
Chinese Bibles to purchase:
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From International Bible Society:
Mouseover the title for pricing info. Click on title for more information.
Parallel and Bilingual editions:
Chinese New Testaments:
Chinese Children's Bible:
Bible study guide:
Chinese Audio Bibles:
You can purchase the Chinese New Testament on audio cassettes from Faith Comes by Hearing, in Cantonese, Mandarin, and Taiwanese Chinese.
Chinese Church Directories
The Boston Chinese Christian Network offers directories to churches and fellowship groups in New England.
Search for Chinese churches around the world at CCIM.org.
A list of Chinese churches in the Houston area can be found at http://swcbc.org/ch_hou.html.
The Seattle Chinese Christian Network maintains a list of Chinese Churches in the Puget Sound area.
Our site publishes a list of ethnic churches in Washington State, which includes many Chinese congregations.
A list of Chinese Baptist Churches in Los Angeles and Orange County can be found at http://members.tripod.com/fcbcfv/churches.htm.
A list of Presbyterian Chinese churches in Canada is online at http://www.chinesechurches.org.
Background Info on the Chinese People
Mandarin Chinese is the world’s most popular language, spoken by more than one billion people in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), Taiwan, Hong Kong and elsewhere in East Asia.
The SIL Ethnologue reports that 70% of China's 1.2 billion people speak Mandarin Chinese. China also includes 55 official minority peoples, speaking 205 languages. Some of the most common include Wu, Min, Cantonese, and Kejia.
The World Factbook reports that China is officially atheist, but many individuals still observe their Daoist (Taoist) and Buddhist traditions. It is estimated that 2 to 3% of the population are Muslim and approximately 1% are Christian.
The Census Bureau reports that 530,000 people who were born in China are now living in the U.S., making them the 10th largest population of foreign-born people in the U.S. In 1996, 421,750 Chinese tourists visited the U.S. and 39,225 Chinese students were studying at U.S. schools.
San Francisco has the largest Chinese-speaking population outside of China.
||If you're planning a trip to China, you will enjoy the China Compass web site. They offer tips on travel costs, visas, etc. and also publish a phrase book written with missionaries in mind.
Information for Churches
Perhaps you've noticed that several Chinese families have moved into your community. Your church would like to get acquainted with them and find ways to serve your new neighbors. But how can you begin?
Begin by cultivating a loving heart, a listening ear, and the habit of prayer. Look for opportunities to learn about other cultures and develop skills for cross-cultural communication. There are lots of resources on this site, including the article "How to Start a Cross-Cultural Ministry," that can help you prepare to move forward in faith.
The Jesus Film is a great way to share the gospel in the "heart language" of your Chinese neighbors. Campus Crusade for Christ has produced this beautiful film of the gospel of Luke and translated it into over 600 languages, including Mandarin and Cantonese. Your church can buy a video for less than $20 and sponsor a "Chinese Night" to show the film and begin a dialogue. Ask Chinese leaders in the community if they would like to see the film and if they'll help you invite other families.
To order the Jesus Film, visit Jesusfilm.org. Or order by phone from Campus Crusade at 1-800-432-1997.
God's Story is an 80-minute video which presents the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. The video (and an audio version) are available in Mandarin.
The International School of Ministry offers affordable bible training in Cantonese or Mandarin . Their course in structured, taught by interdenominational Christian leaders, and available on audio tapes so your church can become a training center.
Rev. Sen Wong has written an article on "The Chinese in The United States."
Conflict Resolution in Chinese Churches, an article by Johan Fu, is reprinted here with permission from Chinese Around The World, March 2001, pages 6-11.
The Canadian Bible Society recently announced that 20 million copies of the Bible have been printed in Amity Press in Nanjing.
Learn the Language
If you want to honor your Chinese friends, learn a few phrases in their language.
Here are the best-selling language books about Cantonese and Mandarin at Amazon.com:
||China's Christian Martyrs
by Paul Hattaway
Monarch Books, 2007
Commemorating the life and death of 1,000 martyrs in China over a span of three hundred years, this remarkable resource calls Christians everywhere to serve with a willing heart and fulfill the Great Commission, no matter what the consequences.
||Back to Jerusalem:
Three Chinese House Church Leaders Share Their Vision to Complete the Great Commission
by Paul Hattaway
Gabriel Publishing, 2003
||Jesus in Beijing:
How Christianity is Transforming China and Changing the Global Balance of Power
by David Aikman
Regnery Publishing, 2006
||Wise As Serpents Harmless As Doves:
Christians in China Tell Their Story
by Jonathan Chao
William Carey Library, 2003
||China's Christian Millions
by Tony Lambert
Monarch Books, updated 2006
||Peoples of the Buddhist World: A Christian Prayer Guide
by Paul Hattaway
Authentic Media, 2004
Introducing All the People of Chinaby Paul Hattawa
William Carey Library Pub, 2003
It took 12 years and 150 expeditions to research the 490 diverse cultures of China's minority people groups.
||Sowing Seeds Of Faith
The Story of a Home Church in China
by Yu-Ming Chang, Lee Greene
by Winepress Publish, 2004
||China's Unreached Cities, Vol.I
by Paul Hattaway
by Asian Minorities Outreach, 1999
|The Liberating Gospel in China:
The Christian Faith Among China's Minority Peoples
by Ralph R. Covell
Baker Book House, 1995
||Pursuing the Pearl:
A Comprehensive Resource for Multi-Asian Ministry
by Ken Uyeda Fong
Judson Press, 1999
Provides practical information on current topics, including:
- Asian American Church Growth
- The Theology of Evangelism
- Equipping Believers
- Lay Ministry
- Spiritual Renewal
- The Role of Women
- New Church Missions
||Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents:
Asian American Discipleship
by Jeanette Yep, Peter Cha, Paul Tokunaga, Greg Jao, Susan Cho Van Riesen
Intervarsity Press, 1998
Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents was written by Asian-Americans who used examples from their own lives to illustrate concepts.
The authors explore how young Asian Americans can make vocational and life choices that show respect for their parents while still serving God, and it deals with crucial topics like marriage and singleness, gender issues, racial reconciliation, and the unique gifts Asians bring to Western culture.
||Losing Face & Finding Grace : 12 Bible Studies for Asian-Americans
by Tom Lin, David K. Gibbons (Introduction)
Intervarsity Press, 1997
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Here are a dozen inductive Bible studies written especially for young Asian-Americans who sometimes struggle with identity and questions of grace. These sensitive studies point to hope embedded in Scripture.
by Dillon Forbes
JourneyForth Press, 2008
The story of a missionary family in China
Reading level: Young Adult
||Communicating Effectively With the Chinese
(Communicating Effectively in Multicultural Contexts)
by Ko Kao, Stella Ting-Toomey, Ge Gao
Sage Publications, 1998
||The Discovery of Genesis: How the Truths of Genesis Were Found Hidden in the Chinese Language
by C. H. Kang and Ethel Nelson
Concordia Publishing House, 1979
||Genesis and the Mystery Confucius Couldn't Solve
by Ethel R. Nelson, Richard E. Broadberry
Concordia Publishing House, 1994
||Out of Silence:
Emerging Themes in Asian American Churches
by Fumitaka Matsuoka
United Church Press, 1995
|True Son of Heaven: How Jesus Fulfills the Chinese Culture
by David B. Marshall
Kuai Mu Press, 1996
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