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Vietnamese Gospel Resources
A special welcome to all visitors of Vietnamese heritage! This page contains
links to Bibles, stories and websites written in Vietnamese which tell about Jesus
and His love for the people of Vietnam.
Many followers of Jesus are praying that God will bless the Vietnamese people,
and some of the links on this page have information to help them learn more about the Vietnamese language and culture.
Thank you for visiting. May the grace and peace of God be yours today!
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Vietnamese Publications About Jesus
|GotQuestions.org answers basic questions about Christianity in many languages including Vietnamese.
Vietnamese Bibles to purchase:
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You can purchase the Vietnamese New Testament in audio format from Faith Comes By Hearing.
Bibles in Your Language makes it easy to find audio, online and print Bibles in 250 languages.
Background Info on the Vietnamese People
The SIL Ethnologue reports that over 67 million people worldwide speak Vietnamese, making it number 14 on their list of Top 100 World Languages by Population
According to the World Factbook, 78.7 million people live in Vietnam (2000 figures).
Vietnamese is the official language, and Chinese, English, French, Khmer (Cambodian), Hmong, and tribal languages (Mon-Khmer and Malayo-Polynesian) are also spoken.
Religions include Buddhist, Taoist, Roman Catholic, indigenous beliefs, Muslim, Protestant, Cao Dai, and Hoa Hao.
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that 614,547 people of Vietnamese heritage were living in the U.S. in 1990. Vietnamese is number 9 on the list of the 50 Most Common Languages in the U.S.
An article in American Demographics, estimates that the areas with the largest concentration of Vietnamese Americans, in terms of overall regional population are, in order, Orange County, California; Santa Clara County (200,000); and the greater Houston area. 55,000 are reported living in the greater Seattle area.
One good introduction to the culture and customs of Vietnam is the 4-page Culturegram published by Brigham Young University. Many local libraries carry a set of Culturegrams in their reference section. Or you can purchase You can download a 4-page pdf file for $4.
Information for Churches
Perhaps you've noticed that several Vietnamese 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 Vietnamese neighbors. Campus Crusade for Christ has produced this beautiful film of the gospel of Luke and translated it into over 600 languages, including Vietnamese. Your church can buy a video for less than $20 and sponsor a "Vietnamese Night" to show the film and begin a dialogue. Ask Vietnamese 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 Vietnamese.
The International School of Ministry offers affordable bible training in Vietnamese. Their course in structured, taught by interdenominational Christian leaders, and available on audio tapes so your church can become a training center.
Read how an immigrant become a Seattle-area Presbyterian pastor in The Exciting Story of Mr. Binh Nguyen.
The Vietnamese Christian Resource Center (VCRC) is a beautiful website which offers Christian books, music, and more:
a Vietnamese language Bible search;
a database of Vietnamese churches in the USA and other countries.
The article Case Study: A Vietnamese Church documents the planting of a new Vietnamese church in Seattle.
The Vietnamese Church Online has a directory of Vietnamese Churches which you can search by denomination or by state.
A list of Vietnamese Churches in Washington State can be found at our site.
Far East Broadcasting has published, "Willing to Sacrifice our Life for Our Faith," an article about Christian Hmong people living in Vietnam.
Learn the Language
If you want to honor your Vietnamese friends, learn a few phrases in their language.
These are some of the best-selling Vietnamese language books at Amazon.com:
Want to learn English? The Good News English Course is free online.
KSVN.com has an English-Vietnamese online dictionary with 80,000 entries.
||The Peoples of Vietnam
by Asian Minorities Outreach, 1998
||Pursuing the Pearl:
A Comprehensive Resource for Multi-Asian Ministry
by Ken Uyeda Fong
Judson Press, 1999
Provides practical information on current topics, including:
- Asian American Church Growth
- The Theology of Evangelism
- Equipping Believers
- Lay Ministry
- Spiritual Renewal
- The Role of Women
- New Church Missions
||Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents:
Asian American Discipleship
by Jeanette Yep, Peter Cha, Paul Tokunaga, Greg Jao, Susan Cho Van Riesen
Intervarsity Press, 1998
Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents was written by Asian-Americans who used examples from their own lives to illustrate concepts.
The authors explore how young Asian Americans can make vocational and life choices that show respect for their parents while still serving God, and it deals with crucial topics like marriage and singleness, gender issues, racial reconciliation, and the unique gifts Asians bring to Western culture.
||Out of Silence:
Emerging Themes in Asian American Churches
by Fumitaka Matsuoka
United Church Press, 1995
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||Losing Face & Finding Grace : 12 Bible Studies for Asian-Americans
by Tom Lin, David K. Gibbons (Introduction)
Intervarsity Press, 1997
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Here are a dozen inductive Bible studies written especially for young Asian-Americans who sometimes struggle with identity and questions of grace. These sensitive studies point to hope embedded in Scripture.
||The Rough Guide Vietnam
Rough Guide, 1998
||Footprint Vietnam Handbook: The Travel Guide
by John Colet
Passport Books, 1999
||The Foods of Vietnam
by Nicole Routhier
Martin Jacobs (Photographer)
Stewart Tabori & Chang, 1999
||The Best of Vietnamese and Thai Cooking
by Mai Pham
Prima Publishing, 1996
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||Lonely Planet Vietnam
Lonely Planet, 2001
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