Monday, January 25, 2016

Bilingual Bible And Other Christian Books

We have a new Spanish language Sunday School class meeting at our church. While we are an English speaking church, we have some attending our church who are bilingual, and some who only speak Spanish. 

If you want to learn Spanish, or at least a few Spanish words -
If you want to learn English, at least a little -
What better way to learn either language than with the Bible and Christian literature?  Books that have both Spanish and English side by side. 

I went to a LifeWay Store a time or two and spent some time on their Spanish language aisles. I wanted to get a few supplemental books for the Spanish Bible Class. Among other things I found the following.

Bilingual Bible, Version Reina-Valera 1960, New King James Version, Thomas Nelson Publishers. On the same page one column is Spanish, the other column is English.

Down Through the Roof; Jesus sana a un Paralitico. Arch Books. The Bible story of the man being lowered down through the roof.
The Berenstain Bears; Los Osos Berenstain, Dios te ama!; God Loves You!, Living Lights. 
Each of the above has other children’s bilingual books in these series. 

There are also a number of Spanish language books by popular Christian writers.

I ordered the following books at LifeWay.
They are by Dr. Daniel Sanchez, professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
La Doctrina del Fin: La historia que cede el paso al orden eterno
Evangelio en el Rosario: Estudio Biblico de lost Misterios ed Cristo
Dr. Sanchez has authored other books as well, in both Spanish and English. 

LifeWay also has Sunday School Literature in Spanish. Our class is using, Estudios Biblicos Para La Vida.

Years ago a lady from Portugal began attending our church. I did some checking and ordered a Portuguese language Bible from a Bible Society. She had never seen a Portuguese Bible. Even though she spoke English, she was thrilled to see, as well as read, the Bible in her own native language.

Just today a bilingual lady was looking through some of these new books mentioned above. She said she had no idea they were available and thought they would be helpful to her and some in her family. She borrowed two of them.

So, just a reminder that you can get the Bible and other Christian literature in most any language today. It can also be an effective way to witness to a friend.

Check out bilingual Christian literature at LifeWay Christian Stores, and other Christian Bookstores in your area. If they don’t have it, they can order it.

-David R. Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor, January 25, AD 2016.

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