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Dominican Gospel Resources
A special welcome to all visitors of Dominican heritage! This page contains
links to Bibles, stories and web sites written in Spanish which tell about Jesus
and His love for the people of the Dominican Republic.
Many followers of Jesus are praying that God will bless the Dominican people,
and some of the links on this page have information to help them learn more about the Dominican language and culture.
Thank you for visiting. May the grace and peace of God be yours today!
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Spanish Publications About Jesus
The Four Spiritual Laws explains God's plan of salvation in Spanish.
Thru the Bible, the classic five-year radio Bible study with Dr. J. Vernon McGee, is broadcast daily on the internet in Spanish.
Christianbooks.com has a great selection of
Christian books in Spanish.
Spanish Bibles online:
Spanish Bibles to purchase:
Bibles in Your Language can help you quickly find the perfect Spanish Bible for you:
Audio Bibles - Spanish
Bilingual Bible - Spanish
Catholic Bible - Spanish
Children's Bible - Spanish
Compact / Pocket Bibles - Spanish
Spanish Bibles for Christian workers
Devotional Bibles - Spanish
Discounts on Spanish Bibles
Gospels - Spanish
Large Print Bibles - Spanish
Living Translation - Spanish
Military Bibles - Spanish
Study Bibles - Spanish
Teen Bibles - Spanish
Tracts in Spanish
Women's Bibles - Spanish
Biblia de Jerusalén
DHH - Dios Habla Hoy
NVI - La Nueva Versión Internacional
RVR - Versión Reina Valera Bible
TLA - Traducción en Lenguaje Actual
See more children's books at Spanish Books for Kids.
||Latino Heritage Bible
World Bible Publishing, 2002
This Bible is designed to meet the unique spiritual and cultural needs of the bilingual and English-speaking Hispanic market. Written in modern English,
the book includes devotional contributions from contemporary Christian Hispanics such as singer Jaci Velasquez, evangelist Luis Palau and Rudy Carrasco, associate director of the Harambee Christian Family Center in Pasadena, Calif.
Background Info on the Dominican People
The Dominican Republic is currently the fourth largest source of immigrants to the U.S. (1997 figures). In New York City, Dominicans are the largest immigrant group and the second-largest group of Hispanics after Puerto Ricans. In 1990, over 80% of the Domicans in the continental United States lived in the New York/New Jersey area.
Approximately 8.3 million people live in the Dominican Republic. 90% are Catholic and less than 3% are Protestant. The official language is Spanish.
The Carneigie Endowment for International Peace has published a paper called Naturalization in the Wake of Anti-Immigrant Legislation: Dominicans in New York City. The paper presents a detailed history of one large Domican family, analyzing the factors which influenced whether individuals chose to apply for citizenship.
Information for Churches
Perhaps you've noticed that several Dominican 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 Dominican neighbors. Campus Crusade for Christ has produced this beautiful film of the gospel of Luke and translated it into over 600 languages, including Spanish. Your church can buy a video for less than $20 and sponsor a "Dominican Night" to show the film and begin a dialogue. Ask Dominican 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 Spanish.
The International School of Ministry offers affordable bible training in Spanish . Their course in structured, taught by interdenominational Christian leaders, and available on audio tapes so your church can become a training center.
Missions Working in the Dominican Republic
The Dominican Bible Society reports that it distributed 117,000 Bibles in 1998.
Learn the Language
If you want to honor your Latino friends, learn a few phrases in their language.
These are some of the top-selling Spanish Dictionaries and Language Courses at Amazon.com.
- Spanish English Bilingual Visual Dictionary; DK Publications, 2005;
- Streetwise Spanish: Speak and Understand Everyday Spanish; by Brenda Wegmann, Mary McVey Gill; McGraw-Hill, 1998;
- Spanish for Health Care Professionals; by Wiliam C. Harvey M.S.; Barron's Educational Series, 2000;
- 501 Spanish Verbs: Fully Conjugated in All the Tenses in A New Easy-To-Learn Format; by Christopher, Ph.D Kendris, Theodore N., Ph.D Kendris ; Barron's Educational Series, 2003;
- Breaking Out of Beginner's Spanish; by Joseph J. Keenan ; University of Texas Press, 1994;
- Spanish: The Complete Language Course (Learn in Your Car) (Audio CD); by Henry N. Raymond ; Penton Overseas, 2005;
- Spanish Now! Level 1 with CDs; by Ruth Silverstein, Allen Pomerantz Ph.D.; Barron''s Educational Series, 2005;
- Easy Spanish Phrase Book: Over 770 Basic Phrases for Everyday Use; Dover Publications Inc , 1994;
- Practice Makes Perfect: Spanish Pronouns And Prepositions; by Dorothy Richmond; McGraw-Hill, 1998;
||Being Latino in Christ:
Finding Wholeness in Your Ethnic Identity
by Orlando Crespo
InterVarsity Press, 2003
||Americanos: Latino Life in the United States
by Edward James Olmos
Little Brown & Company, 1999
A Planning Guide for Hispanic Ministries
by Jeannie Trevino Teddlie
Discipleship Resources, 2003
||Bridging Boundaries: The Pastoral Care of U.S. Hispanics
edited by Kenneth G. Davis and Yolanda Tarango
Univ of Scranton Press, 1999
||The Hispanic Challenge:
Opportunities Confronting the Church
by Manuel Ortiz
Intervarsity Press, 1994
||The Second Wave: Hispanic Ministry and the Evangelization of Cultures
(Isaac Hecker Studies in Religion and American Culture)
by Allan Figueroa Deck
Paulist Press, 1989
||Who Comes in the Name of the Lord?: Jesus at the Margins
by Harold J. Recinos
Abingdon Press, 1997
||Perspectivas: Hispanic Ministry
edited by Allan Figueroa Deck, Yolanda Tarango, Timothy M. Matovina
Little Brown & Company, 1995
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