Shona language

Language name: Shona
ISO Language Code: sna
GRN Language Number: 4228
Language Scope: ISO Language
Language State: Verified

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Audio recordings available in Shona

These recordings are designed for evangelism and basic Bible teaching to bring the gospel message to people who are not literate or are from oral cultures, particularly unreached people groups.

Good News

(Download Good News MP3 in Shona) Audio-visual Bible lessons in 40 sections with pictures. Contains Bible overview from creation to Christ, and teaching on the Christian life. For evangelism and church planting. (A82295).

The Living Christ 1-45

(Download The Living Christ 1-45 MP3 in Shona) A chronological Bible teaching series from creation to Christ's second coming in 120 pictures. Brings understanding of the character and teaching of Jesus. (A82315).

Kristu Mupenyu, Chikamu 1 + 2, Mufananidzo 1-32 [The Living Christ 1]

(Download The Living Christ 1 MP3 in Shona) A chronological Bible teaching series from creation to Christ's second coming in 120 pictures. Brings understanding of the character and teaching of Jesus. (A63279).

Kristu Mupenyu, Chikamu 3 + 4: Mifananidzo 33-60 [The Living Christ 2]

(Download The Living Christ 2 MP3 in Shona) A chronological Bible teaching series from creation to Christ's second coming in 120 pictures. Brings understanding of the character and teaching of Jesus. (A63280).

The Living Christ 46-78

(Download The Living Christ 46-78 MP3 in Shona) A chronological Bible teaching series from creation to Christ's second coming in 120 pictures. Brings understanding of the character and teaching of Jesus. (A82316).

The Living Christ 79-120

(Download The Living Christ 79-120 MP3 in Shona) A chronological Bible teaching series from creation to Christ's second coming in 120 pictures. Brings understanding of the character and teaching of Jesus. (A82317).

Kristu Mupenyu, Chikamu 5 + 6, Mifananidzo 61-96 [The Living Christ 3]

(Download The Living Christ 3 MP3 in Shona) A chronological Bible teaching series from creation to Christ's second coming in 120 pictures. Brings understanding of the character and teaching of Jesus. (A63281).

Kristu Mupenyu, Chikamu 7 + 8, Mufananidzo 97-120 [The Living Christ 4]

(Download The Living Christ 4 MP3 in Shona) A chronological Bible teaching series from creation to Christ's second coming in 120 pictures. Brings understanding of the character and teaching of Jesus. (A63282).

LLL 1 Beginning with GOD

(Download LLL 1 Beginning with GOD MP3 in Shona) Book 1 of an audio-visual series with Bible stories of Adam, Noah, Job, Abraham. For evangelism, church planting and systematic Christian teaching. (A63167).

LLL 2 Mighty Men of GOD

(Download LLL 2 Mighty Men of GOD MP3 in Shona) Book 2 of an audio-visual series with Bible stories of Jacob, Joseph, Moses. For evangelism, church planting and systematic Christian teaching. (A63168).

LLL 3 Victory through GOD

(Download LLL 3 Victory through GOD MP3 in Shona) Book 3 of an audio-visual series with Bible stories of Joshua, Deborah, Gideon, Samson. For evangelism, church planting and systematic Christian teaching. (A63169).

LLL 4 Servants of GOD

(Download LLL 4 Servants of GOD MP3 in Shona) Book 4 of an audio-visual series with Bible stories of Ruth, Samuel, David, Elijah. For evangelism, church planting and systematic Christian teaching. (A63170).

LLL 5 On Trial for GOD

(Download LLL 5 On Trial for GOD MP3 in Shona) Book 5 of an audio-visual series with Bible stories of Elisha, Daniel, Jonah, Nehemiah, Esther. For evangelism, church planting, systematic Christian teaching. (A63171).

LLL 6 JESUS - Teacher & Healer

(Download LLL 6 JESUS - Teacher & Healer MP3 in Shona) Book 6 of an audio-visual series with Bible stories of Jesus from Matthew and Mark. For evangelism, church planting and systematic Christian teaching. (A63172).

LLL 7 JESUS - Lord & Saviour

(Download LLL 7 JESUS - Lord & Saviour MP3 in Shona) Book 7 of an audio-visual series with Bible stories of Jesus from Luke and John. For evangelism, church planting and systematic Christian teaching. (A63173).

LLL 8 Acts of the HOLY SPIRIT

(Download LLL 8 Acts of the HOLY SPIRIT MP3 in Shona) Book 8 of an audio-visual series with Bible stories of the young church and Paul. For evangelism, church planting and systematic Christian teaching. (A63174).

Songs

(Download Songs MP3 in Shona) Compilations of Christian music, songs or hymns. (A82311).

Words of Life (in chiShona [Shona: Chizezuru])

(Download Words of Life MP3 in Shona) Short audio Bible stories and evangelistic messages that explain salvation and give basic Christian teaching. Each program is a customised and culturally relevant selection of scripts, and may include songs and music. (A00201).

Words of Life (in chiShona [Shona: Karanga])

(Download Words of Life MP3 in Shona) Short audio Bible stories and evangelistic messages that explain salvation and give basic Christian teaching. Each program is a customised and culturally relevant selection of scripts, and may include songs and music. (A05611).

Audio/Video from other sources

Hymns - Shona - (NetHymnal)
The Jesus Story (audiodrama) - Shona - (The Jesus Film Project)
The New Testament - Shona - 1949 Bible Society of Zimbabwe - (Faith Comes By Hearing)
The New Testament - Shona - Holy Bible, Shona Version - (Faith Comes By Hearing)
The New Testament - Shona - Union Shona - (Faith Comes By Hearing)

Other names for Shona

Bahasa Shona
chiShona
Chishona
Chona
Schona-Sprache
Shona: Standard
Sones
Sonés
Standard Zimbabwe Shona
Swina (offensive name used in the past)
زبان شونا
Шона
修納語; 紹納語
修纳语; 绍纳语

Where Shona is spoken

Australia
Botswana
Malawi
South Africa
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Dialects related to Shona

People Groups who speak Shona

Doma, Vadoma; Shona; Shona-Karanga; Shona-Korekore; Shona-Zezuru;

Information about Shona

Other information: Understand English, Ndeb., Zulu; Also Traditional Religion, cults & Roman Catholic.

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