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Iranian Gospel Resources

A special welcome to all visitors of Iranian heritage! This page contains links to Bibles, stories and web sites written in Farsi and Azerbaijani which tell about Jesus and His love for the Iranian people.

Many followers of Jesus are praying that God will bless the Iranian people, and some of the links on this page have information to help them learn more about the Iranian language and culture.

Thank you for visiting. May the grace and peace of God be yours today!

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Iranian Publications About Jesus

The Four Spiritual Laws explains God's plan of salvation in Farsi.

Good News for Iranians is published at Farsinet.com.
www.nejat4u.com/ has information about Jesus online in Farsi, English and Swedish.

Thru the Bible, the classic five-year radio Bible study with Dr. J. Vernon McGee, is broadcast daily on the internet in Farsi.

Iranian Bibles

Bibles in Your Language can help you find Bibles in these languages of Iran:

Farsi Bibles Online:

Farsi Bibles to purchase:
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From International Bible Society:

from Amazon.com:
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New Testaments:

Bilingual New Testaments:


Eastern Farsi (aka Dari):

You can purchase the Farsi New Testament in two dialects in audio format from Faith Comes By Hearing:

  • Eastern Farsi (Dari) New Testament
  • Western Farsi (Persian) New Testament

Bible portions and information about Jesus is available in Iranian-Azerbaijani from Azerbaijani (Azeri) Christian Resources.

Iranian Christians International sells New Testaments and other gospel resources in Persian, Dari, Pushtu, Azari, and Kurdish.

Iranian Churches

A page at Farsinet.com lists the Worldwide Directory of Iranian/Persian Christian Churches

Background Info on the Iranian People

The SIL Ethnologue reports that 68 languages are spoken among Iran's 65 million people.

Farsi (called Dari in Afghanistan) is the official language. Other languages include Azerbaijani, Baluchi, Baharlu (dialect of Azerbaijani), Kurdish and Brahui.

The World Factbook reports that Iranians are 89% Shi'a Muslim, 10% Sunni Muslim, and 1% for Zoroastrian, Jewish, Christian, and Baha'i combined.

An estimated 1-1/2 million Iranians live in the United States. The Denver area has over 7,000 Iranians, and Colorado Springs 1,000.

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship offers an online profile of Persian-speaking People Worldwide and the QashQa'i people of Iran.

Information for Churches

Perhaps you've noticed that several Iranian 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 Iranian neighbors. Campus Crusade for Christ has produced this beautiful film of the gospel of Luke and translated it into over 600 languages, including Farsi, Azerbaijani, Baluchi, Kurdi and Brahui. Your church can buy a video for less than $20 and sponsor a "Iranian Night" to show the film and begin a dialogue. Ask Iranian 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 Farsi.

The Iranian Bible School provides biblical, theological, vocational, and educational training for Iranian pastors, missionaries, church planters, and other church leaders. Classes are taught in Farsi. The purpose of IBS is to equip these leaders for effective and meaningful service among Iranians worldwide.

The International School of Ministry offers affordable bible training in Farsi . Their course in structured, taught by interdenominational Christian leaders, and available on audio tapes so your church can become a training center.

Recommended Reading

Reasoning from the Scriptures With Muslims
by Ron Rhodes
Harvest House Publishers, 2002
Blood Brothers
by Elias Chacour
Chosen Books Pub Co, 2003
Muslims and Christians at the Table :
Promoting Biblical Understanding Among North American Muslims

by Bruce A. McDowell, Anees Zaka, Harvie M. Conn
Presbyterian & Reformed Publishing Company, 1999

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