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The Spanish Audio Bible in Central America

The audio Bible provides a fabulous means for sharing the Word of God with people who cannot read. With over half the world's population illiterate, this is a serious concern when it comes to spreading the Good News held in God's Word. You will find available the audio Bible CD and mp3 formats, which make transporting the Bible into neglected parts of the world much easier logistically. The audio Bible is also available in many languages, including a Spanish audio Bible version to which Spanish speakers will be able to relate. Spanish is a predominant language spoken in Central America. Central America includes the countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and Panama. It is important to know the major religious denominations within Central America in order to know where best to apply missionary focus.

Belize offers many different religions that people from Belize practice. Roman Catholicism is the major religion, and enjoyed by half the people living in Belize, followed by Protestantism, which is practiced by a quarter of the population. Religious freedom is the law here, and you will also find Taoists, Buddhists, Jainists, Muslims, Baha'i and Hindus, along with Jehovah's Witnesses.

Roman Catholicism is the official state religion of Costa Rica. There are small groups that practice Buddhism, Islam, and Hinduism. Mormons also have a small but flourishing following here as well.

El Salvador offers a blend of several religions for its citizens enjoyment. Over 20 percent of the population is Protestant, but the Catholic Church also has a fairly strong presence here as well. Of the Protestant denominations, you will see Anglican, Seventh-Day Adventist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Pentecostal and Mormon branches.

In Guatemala, you will find the majority of believers follow Latin Rite Catholicism. 40 percent of the total population follows some form of Protestant religion, and 1 percent practice traditional Mayan beliefs. There is often a blend between the Mayan practices being added to traditional Christian ceremonies as well. There are small groups of Jews, Muslims, and Mormons here as well.

In Honduras, not unlike other countries in Central America, you will find two major religions practiced. Those are Roman Catholicism and evangelical Protestantism.

There is no official religion in Nicaragua. However, over half the people who live in Nicaragua practice Roman Catholicism, and there are many Evangelical Protestants, a little fewer than a quarter of the total population. You will also find small enclaves that practice the Moravian faith, Jehovah's Witnesses, Buddhism, Judaism, and Islam.

Panama is a strongly Roman Catholic country; in fact, close to 80 percent of Panamanians practice this religion, even though Panama has no state-sponsored religion. There is a small number of Protestants, Muslims, Baha'i, Buddhists, Greek Orthodox, Jews, and Hindus here as well. It is clear that the Spanish audio Bible has welcome place within the many cultures of Central America.

Susan Slobac has been involved with her church missionary work. When working with other cultures she finds the audio Bible helpful. Using the Spanish Audio Bible can help bridge the language barrier. She able to easily host listening groups by bringing along the audio Bible CD.

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