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

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

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

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Swedish Publications About Jesus

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

Campus Crusade has several web sites in Swedish:

Jesus2020Sverige.com presents the good news of Jesus Christ for those seeking spiritual answers;

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

LarAvJesus.com offers a multitude of Swedish resources to help new Christians grow in their faith.

The Biblical Studies Foundation publishes several Bible studies in Swedish:

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

Swedish Bibles

Online Bibles:

Swedish Bibles to purchase:
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From International Bible Society:

from Amazon.com:
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You can buy the Swedish New Testament (audio cassette) from Faith Comes By Hearing.

Find online, audio and print Bibles in 250 languages at Bibles in Your Language.

Background Info on the Swedish People

The SIL Ethnologue reports that 9 million people worldwide speak Swedish, making it number 89 on their list of Top 100 World Languages by Population.

Swedish is the national language of Sweden and the second official language of Finland.

According to the World Factbook, 8.8 million people live in Sweden (2000 figures). The indigenous population includes Swedes and Finnish and Lapp (Sami). Foreign-born or first-generation immigrants include Finns, Yugoslavs, Danes, Norwegians, Greeks, and Turks.

Religious affiliation in Sweden is 87% Lutheran. Other religions include Roman Catholic, Orthodox, Baptist, Muslim, Jewish, and Buddhist.

Nineteenth-century immigrants brought Swedish with them to Minnesota. The 1990 U.S. Census reported that over 77,000 Americans speak Swedish at home, making Swedish number 33 on the list of the 50 Most Common Languages in the U.S.

One of the best introductions to the culture and customs of Sweden 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 Swedish 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 Swedish neighbors. Campus Crusade for Christ has produced this beautiful film of the gospel of Luke and translated it into over 600 languages, including Swedish. Your church can buy a video for less than $20 and sponsor a "Swedish Night" to show the film and begin a dialogue. Ask Swedish 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.

ChristianAnswers.Net offers gospel coloring pages for kids in Swedish.

Learn the Language

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

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

Two free online English-Swedish-English dictionaries:

Recommended Reading

Lonely Planet Sweden, 2000 Edition
Lonely Planet, 2000
Culture Shock!: Sweden
by Charlotte Rosen Svensson
Graphic Arts Center Pub Co, 1997
Dos and Don'ts in Sweden: The Traveler's Guide to Culture
by Wilson Learning Corporation, 1999

9 page booklet
Splendid Swedish Recipes
Penfield Press, 1988
Swedish Proverbs
by Joanne Asala
Penfield Press, 1994

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