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Russian Gospel Resources
A special welcome to all visitors of Russian heritage! This page contains links to Bibles, stories and websites written in Russian which tell about Jesus and His love for the people of Russia.

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

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

Please visit Материалы по евангелизму на русском языке to view this page in Russian. (Ethnic Harvest thanks Olen'ka S. Nakka for translating this site.)

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Russian Publications About Jesus

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

God's Simple Plan of Salvation presents a simple one-page, Bible-based salvation tract in Russian.

ChristianAnswers.Net offers an on-line audio presentation of God's Story: From Creation to Eternity in 17 languages, including Russian.

Here are three "good news" stories from Seed Christian Tracts:

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

GotQuestions.org answers basic questions about Christianity in many languages including Russian.

More Russian resources can be found at the Christian Resource Institute.

Russian Bibles

Russian Bibles to read online:

Russian Bibles to purchase:
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From American Bible Society:

From BiblicaDirect (formerly International Bible Society):

from Amazon.com:
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Russian Bible:

Bilingual editions:

Russian New Testament:

Audio New Testament:

Children's Bibles

Bible Reference and Study Guides:

Find audio, online and print Bibles in 250 languages at Bibles in Your Language.

Background Info on the Russian People

The SIL Ethnologue reports that 170 million people worldwide speak Russian, making it number 7 on their list of Top 100 World Languages by Population.

Russian is spoken by people living in Russia (where it is the official language), Canada, Uruguay, USA, China, Israel, Mongolian Peoples Republic and numerous countries of Europe and Central Asia.

According to 1990 Census Data, 241,798 Americans speak Russian at home, making Russian number 15 on the list of 50 Most Common Languages Spoken in the U.S.

Between 1820 and 1996, more than 3.7 million immigrants came to the United States from regions we now call the former Soviet Union.

One of the best introductions to the culture and customs of Russia is the 4-page Culturegram published by Brigham Young University. You can download a 4-page pdf file for $4.

Russia Online, a secular internet host with many sites in Russian and English, offers an article they call "For the Soul," with a brief overview of Russian spirituality and a list of churches in Russia.

The International Coalition for Religious Freedom offers an analysis of Religious Freedom in States of the Former Soviet Union (CIS).

Information for Churches

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

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

Case Study: A Slavic Church documents how a new church was planted among Slavic people in the Seattle area.

Many immigrants from the former Soviet Union have established ministries in the U.S., and some have even returned as missionaries to their homeland. Read the story of a Russian pastor now living in the Seattle area, who is busy planting churches in the U.S and the former Soviet Republic at his website, The Power of the Cross.

The Forerunner, a Christian newspaper published for university students, offers excerpts online in both Russian and English translation.

International Russian Radio/TV broadcasts the gospel in 15 languages in Russia and surrounding countries. Their website includes an online Russian Bible.

A new book, "Russian Harvest," by Ken Murphy chronicles the five-year partnership between Baptists in Kentucky with those in Russia.

The United Methodists have published this honorful account of a visit to Vnukovo United Methodist Church just outside Moscow.

Learn the Language

If you want to honor your Russian friends, learn a few phrases in their language.

These are the best-selling Russian language tools at Amazon.com:

freedict.com offers a simple English-Russian dictionary online.

YourDictionary.com has a list of almost a dozen online Russian dictionaries.

Recommended Reading

The Gospel in Dostoyevsky:
Selections from His Works
by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Plough Pub House, 1988
Walk in the Light: And Twenty-Three Tales
by Leo Tolstoy
Lonely Planet Russia, Ukraine & Belarus
by Richard Nebesky
Lonely Planet, 2000
Please to the Table:
The Russian Cookbook

by Anya Von Bremzen and John Welchman
Workman Publishing Company, 1990
Eyewitness: Russia
by Kathleen Berton Murrell
DK Publishing, 2000

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