Free online resources from SOON paperWe are sorry that the SOON paper has now stopped publication. The final issue is online in PDF format. But there are many free resources you can find online - we hope this list will be helpful to you. We also want to send you our regular email news. Please write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you news, ideas and resources, every month or two.
These pages will help you find out more about following Jesus. Or if you are already a Jesus-follower, give you ideas to tell others about this good news.
By email or smartphone app
- Every Day Light. Bible explained every day by email (a 'devotional'). Go to crosswalk.com/devotionals/everydaylight and sign up for email in the 'subscription box' on the right-hand side. Then you MUST reply to the 'confirmation email' you get. (This also applies to all email newsletters you ask for.)
- Other daily free email devotionals: faithgateway.com | wordatwork.org
- My Daily Bible app for Android smartphones, free from Android 'app store'. More details: mydailybible.org
- Bible Gateway. Bibles in many languages with study guides online at biblegateway.com. Plus email newsletters, such as Questions Answered, with answers to difficult questions, once a week: biblegateway.com/newsletters
On a computer, tablet or smartphone
- Free Bibles. If you have a 'smartphone' or tablet (also works on some 'feature phones'), you can download the free YouVersion.com phone app, and read the Bible, in English and 750+ other languages.
Choose the language to read in a 'dropdown' list on your phone. Note that your language may not be shown by its simplest name. Eg. Swahili is down under 'K' as Kiswahili. Check the complete list. Get the app by finding the Android, iPhone, Blackberry or Windows 'apps stores' on your phone. More languages are being added all the time. You can also read these Bibles at bible.com
You can also get different 'devotionals' to read in the YouVersion app each day, when you have a wifi connection.
- Easy Bibles. Free easy-English Bible, and study books for each book of the Bible. Download from easyenglish.info
- AI Bible Institute. free study materials. Wide range of studies to download in PDF format: aibi.org/recommended.html
- Global Christians. Wide range of free study ebooks, download in different formats: globalchristians.org
- DCI. Big range of study materials to download free, in 27 different languages: dci.org.uk
- Free Bible Commentary. Detailed study of the Bible, book by book, in a number of languages. Read the studies online, or request it on a CD posted to you: freebiblecommentary.org
- Free posed photographs with actors, and drawings of Bible stories, that you can use to illustrate different stories from the Bible: freebibleimages.org
Short videos and full-length films
- Short videos in several languages to watch and share online on Facebook, Twitter, etc: yesheis.com | globalshortfilmnetwork.com
- God: New Evidence. Short videos in several languages explain reasons to believe (sometimes called 'apologetics') about Christian faith: focus.org.uk
- More films online.
- JESUS Film in many languages: jesusfilm.org (also available as smartphone app)
- Films and animations in Asian languages: indigitube.tv
- Kairos Media have 'channels' on Vimeo with films dubbed into different Asian languages. Go to vimeo.com/channels/ and then add after 'channels/' the language to watch. These are the languages available - write only one, in small letters: tajik shugni uzbek russianvideos kazakh urduvideos turkmen turkishvideos kyrgyz
So, for example, to watch in Urdu, you would write video.com/channels/urduvideos in your web browser.
Audio online and radio, audio downloads, learning English
- Spotlight. An easy-English radio program, on many radio stations or listen to it online: spotlightenglish.com or on a phone: download the Android or iPhone 'Spotlight English' smartphone app.
- Learning English: free downloads and audio files from gnews-engish.org
And LEI offer a range of Christian literacy materials in a number of languages but these are for sale, not free: literacyevangelism.org/resources/materials/products
- BBC World Service - listening to spoken English is a very good way to improve your English: bbc.co.uk/worldserviceradio/programmes/schedules
- More radio/tv programmes in different languages. Many are also available to listen to online: FEBC - programs for E Africa, India, Pakistan, Central Asia, S E Asia, China and Japan | Trans World Radio - programs in many languages for most parts of the world | Sat 7 - satellite TV in the Middle East, also available online and through smartphone app.
- Audio MP3 recordings - in 6000 languages, about the good news of Jesus: globalrecordings.net/en/download
Free literatureThere are very few groups that produce free outreach literature and post it around the world. GPM is a group in UK which produces free small 'tracts' about the good news of Jesus. These leaflets are in English, French and a range of African and other languages. You can order leaflets in the languages you need here: gpmgb.org.uk
Finding God's help
- Help with life's problems, finding God's help: powertochange.com
- How to know God, in 30 different languages: jesus.net/jesus-net-websites-and-courses/knowing-god
- For students: everystudent.com
Each of these websites has a contact webform for you to talk to an email advisor about problems in your life, or other questions. For instance, the Power to Change online form is at powertochange.com/discover/talk-to-a-mentor. This is a safe private space where you can 'talk' by email to a trained helper, about any problem or question, big or small.
Sharing faith onlineMany of the resources on this page can be shared with others online. For more help on this, visit:
- Indigitous - arrange short digital-ministry seminars across cities in Africa and Asia, many other resources: indigitous.org
- Mobile Ministry Forum - distance-learning, resources, ideas on using mobile phones: mobileministryforum.org
- Internet Evangelism Day - resources pages, blog and newsletter: ieday.net
Help for your community
- Footsteps Magazine and other resources. Ideas to help your community, from the UK Christian NGO Tearfund, in English, French, Spanish & Portuguese: tilz.tearfund.org
- Stop human trafficking: stopthetraffik.org | stoptraffickingofpeople.org
- End sexual violence: tinyurl.com/najemly | Stop sexual violence: We will speak out | Ending violence against women: restoredrelationships.org
- Recovery and healing from sexual abuse and rape:
Josephine's story (from Cote d'Ivoire): newchristian.org.uk/josephine.html |
Carrie's story: tinyurl.com/carries-story |
God's healing after rape: tinyurl.com/rape-recovery
- Free ebooks in English, French, Swahili including on ending FGM and sexual violence: tinyurl.com/tilz-books
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