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Gospel Resources for People Who Speak Portuguese

A special welcome to all visitors of Portuguese-speaking heritage! This page contains links to Bibles, stories and websites written in Portuguese which tell about Jesus and His love for the people of Portugal and Brazil.

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

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

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Portuguese Publications About Jesus

Campus Crusade for Christ publishes an online gospel presentation called "Who is Jesus?" in Portuguese.

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

The Four Spiritual Laws explains God's plan of salvation in Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese.

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

The Biblical Studies Foundation publishes two Bible studies in Portuguese:

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

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

Portuguese Bibles

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

Background Info on People Who Speak Portuguese

Portuguese ranks eighth in world in terms of number of speakers. More than 150 million speakers live in Brazil alone.

According to the 1990 U.S. Census, 430,610 Americans speak Portuguese in their homes, making Portuguese number 11 on the list of the 50 Most Common Languages in the U.S.

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

Information for Churches

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

The International School of Ministry offers affordable bible training in Portuguese. 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 Portuguese.

True Stories offers testimonies, creation facts, and a daily email devotional. Developed in Brazil, the site features English and Portuguese in parallel columns. An excellent resource.

Learn the Language

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

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

freedict.com offers a free online English-Portuguese-English dictionary.

Recommended Reading
Lonely Planet Brazil Travel Guide (4th Ed)
by Nick Selby
Lonely Planet Press, 1998
Seed Falling on Good Soil:
Stories from Brazil to Inspire Faith and Commitment

by Otto C. Tollefson (Editor)
Wine Press Pub, 1999
No cover photo available Coping With Poverty:
Pentecostals and Christian Base Communities in Brazil

by Cecilia Loreto Mariz
Temple Univ Press, 1994

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