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Gospel Resources for People Who Speak Spanish
A special welcome to all visitors of Latino heritage! This page contains links to Bibles, stories and web sites written in Spanish which tell about Jesus and His love for Spanish-speaking people.

Many followers of Jesus are praying that God will bless Hispanic people, and this page has information to help them learn more about the Spanish language and Latino cultures.

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.

God's Simple Plan of Salvation presents a simple one-page, Bible-based salvation tract 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. Ethnic Harvest also has a list of Christian authors whose books have been translated into Spanish, including Rick Warren, Chuck Swindoll, C.S. Lewis, Max Lucado, and many more.

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

The Biblical Studies Foundation publishes several Bible studies in Spanish:

The Mailbox Club mails out free Bible studies in Spanish to children, teens, or adults. To enroll, send an email to email@mailboxclub.org and tell them you're interested in the Spanish courses.

I-AM.org has information "para la majestuosa gloria del Señor Jesucristo y promoción de su reino."

Spanish Bibles

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
DevotionalBibles - 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

Available transations:

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.

Bibles in Your Language makes it easy to find audio, online and print Bibles in 250 languages.

Request free copies of the Gospel of John (in Spanish) to share with others at Read Carry Share. This site is a ministry of Pocket Testament League and their mission is to encourage Christians everywhere to READ, CARRY and SHARE the Word of God. Since 1908 the Pocket Testament League has given away more than 95 million Scripture portions.

Background Info on Spanish-speaking People

Hispanics are the fastest growing ethnic group in the U.S.

The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that 31.6 million people of Hispanic origin are living in the U.S. in 1999. Half were born in the U.S. and half were foreign-born. Hispanics make up 11.5 percent of the U.S. population.

The Census Bureau has also mapped where Hispanic Americans live.

Spanish is spoken by 275 million people in 19 countries worldwide.

The terms "Hispanic" or "Latino" include people of many races and countries of origin. The U.S. Census Bureau has compiled this list of Hispanic Countries of Origin. For more information, please look for specific people groups in our master indexes:

This graph is from the U.S. Census Bureau report, U.S. Hispanic Population 2000. Also new in March is Overview of Race and Hispanic Origin.

Hispanic Churches

One of the sponsors of Cumbre is A.M.E.N. (Alianza de Ministerios Evangelicos Nacionales), a multidenominational association of evangelical leaders (clergy and lay) from the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and Mexico.

We link to Hispanic church directories for Washington state, and for Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Please contact us if you have a list of Hispanic churches in your area, and we will publish the information here or link to your site.

The United Methodists list a number of links to Spanish discipleship resources and UMC churches at http://www.umc.org/locator/ministries/spanish.htm

The International Pentecostal Holiness Church has a list of evangelism resources available in Spanish.

Information for Churches

Perhaps you've noticed that a number of Spanish-speaking people have moved into your community. Your church would like to get acquainted with and serve these new families. But how can you begin?

The Jesus Film is a great way to share the gospel in the "heart language" of your new 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 "Hispanic Night" to show the film and begin a dialogue. Ask Hispanic 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 online, visit Jesusfilm.org. Or order by phone by calling Campus Crusade at 1-800-432-1997.

You can view the Jesus Film online in Spanish. (You will need to download the RealAudio Player, available free at the site.)

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.

Case Study: Planting an Hispanic Church documents the growth of a new church in Bellevue, Washington.

ChristianAnswers.Net offers gospel coloring pages for kids in Spanish.

The Baptist Spanish Publishing House offers gospel materials in Spanish, available internationally.

Camino Global (formerly CAM International) works to empower committed followers of Jesus Christ in Spanish-speaking areas to reach the world through Evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. CAM missionaries serve in Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Spain, and Hispanic USA. CAM offers a variety of books, teaching materials, visual aids, and Sunday school lessons in Spanish.

Christian reseacher, George Barna, has conducted surveys of American Hispanics. Among his findings: Hispanics attend church at about the same rate as other Americans but are less likely than average to call themselves “committed born again Christians” (29% of Hispanics compared to 39% of U.S. adults).

In "Conversation with Luis Palau" published by Pacific News Service, Argentinean Evangelist Luis Palau expresses his belief that Latinos are uniquely qualified to help bring racial reconciliation to the Body of Christ and share the gospel in the U.S.

In "Breaking the Black/White Stalemate," Jesse Miranda and William Pannell further discuss the Hispanic perspective on reconciliation and explain why racial reconciliation is not just a "black and white" issue. Article from Christianity Today, March 2, 1998 Vol. 42, No. 3, Page 26.

Theophilus is a series of cartoons challenging Christians to spiritual growth and obedience. It is available online in English and Spanish.

Church Planting

Check our Church Planting page for links to several organizations that offer training in church planting in Spanish.

Verbo Gospel OutreachVerbo Christian Ministries has a gospel outreach in many countries of South and Central America. Their web site has information in English, Spanish, and Portugese.

Verbo has helped plant churches in cities across Canada and the U.S., including New Orleans, Miami, Ontario California, New York City, San Antonio, Fort Worth, and Portland Oregon.

This quote from their web site captures the excitement we feel about the mission field in the U.S.,

"It seems the tremendous influz of Latin Americans into this country has brought a tremendous mission field into our very back yard, and who could be better equipped to minister to them than their own countrymen who have caught the vision of God to reach and evangelize the nations for His glory and honor!"

Other Info on Hispanic Peoples

Ohio State University publishes a factsheet, "Understanding Hispanic Culture."

The Population Reference Bureau publishes articles analyzing data and trends from the 2000 USA Census.

Learn the Language

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

Spanish Dictionaries and Language Courses to buy from Amazon.com.

Recommended Reading
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Visit our page of Libros Cristiana to find over 80 Christian authors whose books are available in Spanish. Here's a small sample of the more than 1000 Christian books available:
El Caso de Cristo
(The Case for Christ)
By Lee Strobel
Una Vida con Proposito
(The Purpose Driven Life)
by Rick Warren
Manantiales En El Desierto:
366 Lecturas Devocionales

(Streams in the Desert)
by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

The following are books in English about Latino people and churches:

Being Latino in Christ:
Finding Wholeness in Your Ethnic Identity

by Orlando Crespo
InterVarsity Press, 2003
Latino Culture:
A Dynamic Force In The Changing American Workplace

by Nilda Chong, Francia Baez
Intercultural Press, 2005
Americanos: Latino Life in the United States
by Edward James Olmos
Little Brown & Company, 1999
The Hispanic Way
by Judith Noble, Jaime Lacasa
Published by Intercultural Press, 2003
The Latino Patient:
A Cultural Guide for Health Care Providers

by Nilda Chong
Intercultural Press, 2002
Pentecost Journey:
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

Spanish Hymnals and Christian CDs

Christianbooks.com carries over 350 Christian music CDs in Spanish.

The following books are available from Amazon.com:

Himnos de gloria y cantos de triunfo
by H.C. Ball
Vida Publishing, 1964

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Himnos de gloria y cantos de triunfo
by H.C. Ball
Vida Publishing, 1998

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Himnos De LA Vida Cristiana
by Ellen Eck
Christian Publications, 1980

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Espero en ti, Senor is a music CD by Santiago Fernandez released in 1999.

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Himnario Adventista Con Musica-Ha11
Pacific Press Publishing, 1998

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