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

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

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

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Dutch Publications About Jesus

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

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

WIE IS JEZUS? has a multimedia site with audio and video about Jesus.

Dutch Bibles

Online Bibles:

Dutch Bibles to purchase:
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Find online, audio and print Bibles in 250 languages at Bibles in Your Language.

Background Info on the Dutch People

The SIL Ethnologue reports that 20 million people worldwide speak Dutch, making it number 48 on their list of Top 100 World Languages by Population. 13.4 million people who speak Dutch live in Netherlands and 5.6 million in Belgium, with populations in the Netherlands Antilles, USA, Canada, Germany, France and Australia.

According to the World Factbook, 15.8 million people live in the Netherlands (2000 figures). Dutch is the official language. Religious affiliation is 34% Roman Catholic, 25% Protestant, 3% Muslim, 2% other, and 36% unaffiliated.

The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 142,684 people living in the U.S. spoke Dutch in 1990, making it number 25 on the Top 50 Languages Spoken in the U.S.

A good introduction to the culture and customs of Belgium or the Netherlands are the 4-page Culturegrams published by Brigham Young University. You can download a 4-page pdf file for $4.

Information for Churches

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

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

The Secret Room is an online easy-English story of life of Corrie ten Boom, a courageous Dutch woman who rescued many Jews from certain death at the hands of the Nazi SS during the Holocaust.

Learn the Language

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

These are the best-selling Dutch language books at Amazon.com:

freedict.com publishes a free online English-Dutch-English dictionary.

Recommended Reading

The Hiding Place
by Corrie ten Boom
Fleming H Revell Co, 1996 edition
In My Father's House : The Years Before 'the Hiding Place'
by Corrie Ten Boom
Baker Book House, 2000 edition
Amazing Love
by Corrie Ten Boom
Fleming H Revell Co, 1999 edition
Lonely Planet Netherlands (Travel Guides)
by Ryan Ver Berkmoes
Lonely Planet, 2001
Culture Shock!: Netherlands (Travel Guide)
Graphic Arts Center Pub Co, 1998
Essential Amsterdam, 2000
Passport Books, 2000

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