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German Gospel Resources
A special welcome to all visitors of German heritage! This page contains
links to Bibles, stories and web sites written in German which tell about Jesus
and His love for the German people.
Many followers of Jesus are praying that God will bless the German people,
and some of the links on this page have information to help them learn more about the German language and culture.
Thank you for visiting. May the grace and peace of God be yours today!
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German Publications About Jesus
The Four Spiritual Laws explains God's plan of salvation in German.
Thru the Bible, the classic five-year radio Bible study with Dr. J. Vernon McGee, is broadcast daily on the internet in German.
||GotQuestions.org answers basic questions about Christianity in many languages including German.
German Bibles to purchase:
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Bible Commentary and Study Guides
Bibles in Your Language makes it easy to find audio, online and print Bibles in 250 languages.
Background Info on the German People
German (Deutsch) is spoken natively by over 100 million people. German is the official language of Germany, Austria and Liechtenstein. It is also one of the four national languages of Switzerland.
According to the World Factbook, the 83 million people of Germany have these religious affiliations: Protestant 38%, Roman Catholic 34%, Muslim 1.7%, unaffiliated or other 26.3%.
German is number 9 on the SIL Top 100 World Languages by Population.
According to the 1990 Census, 711,929 German-born people are now living in the United States. In fact, for the period 1820-1996, over 7 million people came to the U.S. from Germany, more than any other country!
Germany no longer ranks in the top 10 countries of origin for current immigration. However, 1.5 million people still speak German in their homes, making German number 3 on the list of 50 Languages with Greatest Number of Speakers: United States 1990.
In 1996, over 13,000 students from Germany were studying in American schools. That same year, 1.7 million Germans visited the U.S. as tourists.
Information for Churches
Perhaps you've noticed that several German-speaking 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 German neighbors. Campus Crusade for Christ has produced this beautiful film of the gospel of Luke and translated it into over 600 languages, including German. Your church can buy a video for less than $20 and sponsor a "German Night" to show the film and begin a dialogue. Ask German 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 German.
The International School of Ministry offers affordable bible training in German . Their course in structured, taught by interdenominational Christian leaders, and available on audio tapes so your church can become a training center.
ChristianAnswers.Net offers gospel coloring pages for kids in German.
Learn the Language
If you want to honor your German friends, learn a few phrases in their language.
These are the best-selling German dictionaries and language courses at Amazon.com:
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