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The "Good News" audio-visual

The Good News is an evangelistic Bible teaching audio-visual. It presents a quick Bible overview from Creation to Christ's resurrection in 20 pictures, with a further 20 pictures of basic teaching on the Christian Life. It is particularly suited to bring the Gospel message and basic Christian teaching to non-literate people.

The pictures are clear and brightly coloured to attract those who may not be used to visual teaching presentations. See the script and sample pictures here.

Audio Recordings

These are available in over 1300 languages, and are designed to be played along with the pictures. Playback may be paused from time to time to give opportunity for questions, discussion and further explanations as necessary.

The recordings have been made, where possible, using mother tongue speakers with clear voices who are respected in the local community. Local music and songs are sometimes added between pictures. Various checking techniques are used to ensure the accuracy of translation and communication.

The recordings are available in MP3 format for downloading, and also CD and/or cassette format. (Not all formats are available in all every language.)

Printed Materials

Flipcharts

These are A3 size (420mm x 300mm or 16.5" x 12") spiral bound at the top. They are suitable for large groups of people.

Booklets

These are A5 size (210mm x 140mm or 8.25" x 6") stapled. They are suitable for small group and individual use.

Pocket Books

These are A7 (cassette) size (110mm x 70mm or 4.25" x 3"), and are ideal for individual use.

Filmstrips

These are 35mm half frame size. These are available only while stocks last.

Written scripts

These are available online in simple English and also French, Spanish and many other languages.

These scripts are a basic guideline for translation and recording in other languages. They should be adapted to suit the language, culture and thought patterns of the people. Some terms and concepts used may need a fuller explanation or even be omitted in different cultures. Appropriate local stories and applications may be added to the scripts to better illustrate the basic teaching of each picture-story.

Flipchart Carry Bags

Carry bags can be used to hold several flipcharts and/or other materials.

Bible Picture Clipart

These CDs contain all the pictures from the "Good News" as well as the "Look, Listen & Live" and "The Living Christ" picture series. The images are in high resolution black & white TIFF files for printing (up to A4 size at 300 DPI), and medium resolution colour JPEG files for computer display (at 900x600 pixels) or printing (up to A7 size at 300 DPI). Scripts and other resources are also on the CD.

Related information

How to create DVDs using the GRN Slide show Videos: Here are instructions for creating DVDs for specific people groups you are trying to reach

The Good News in Gumatj: Mission Aviation Fellowship have designed a new DVD resource incorporating GRN audio bible recordings and pictures for the Yolngu people in Arnhem Land.

"Good News" Audio-Visual Recording for Thai Children: A "Good News" recording with animated pictures for Thai children is currently underway.

"There is a God who loves our people!": "Look at this picture! There is a God who loves our people!"

Evangelism in Nigeria: Such was the impact of the Gospel communicated through ordinary plastic material called cassette tape, that almost everybody in the team became a "counsellor".

With HOPE for the lost: Jenny Fallon, Australian nurse and SIM's co-ordinator of 'HOPE for AIDS' in West Africa, shares hope for LIFE through the GRN recordings

Good News for this pastor: A Cambodian church receives GRN's audio visual materials.

The "Good News" in action: Taped messages are a very effective tool for evangelism that can be heard either electronically or on hand-wound cassettes. The latter is especially useful in remote areas.

The cassette from 'home': "I have played the Good News cassette which has proven to be very helpful. These people are from the Nuba Mountains in Sudan. The cassette that I played to them was not just from their own country or province, but was from 'home'."

Find out more

Audio-visual materials - messages with pictures

GRN Bible Picture Clipart CD

GRN Bible Picture Index

Sunday School Lesson Resources and Teaching Materials

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