Playing Chinese audio Bible stories at home or on the car is in my opinion the best way for your kids to learn about God in Mandarin Chinese. All you need to do it put it on! No pressure on you to be the one with all the Chinese knowledge.
Not only is it an easy and free way to increase Chinese exposure for your children, it’s also a great way to pick up Christian terms in Chinese.
Thanks to a wonderfully resourceful mom, Cindy, in our Christian Chinese bilingual FaceBook group, I’m able to put together this list for you!
This wonderful Chinese Christian YouTube channel and app (Apple, Android) has hundreds of free Chinese audio Bible stories. This is currently our favorite Chinese audio Bible. What I LOVE about this channel is that they use colloquial Chinese to tell Bible and character building stories.
I use the app version more often. It’s an easy way to have Bible stories on for my daughter while we I shop or while we’re out and about. The app is pretty new so it has some glitches. Just be patient with how long it takes to upload items instead of giving in to the temptation to tap the same option again.
Many times Chinese Christian materials tend to use more challenging to understand because they use older set of vocabulary (think old English). In my opinion, it’s hard for listeners to understand and as a result, God seems distant.
Therefore, I always appreciate it when ministries use every day terms to teach Christian concepts.
This channel is also updated regularly. They consistently produce quality content.
Below is a link to a playlist hundreds of their Bible stories:
They also have Chinese audio story series that teach Christian concepts and help build character.
Below is a link to their YouTube playlist for that specific channel which is called 爆米花/Bào mǐhuā/popcorn:
This YouTube channel has videos where a woman reads through chapters in the Bible (和合本 CUV) in a soothing voice with peaceful music in the background. She reads in a pace that makes it easy to understand what is being read.
Each episode begins with a brief introduction and background on the Scripture verses being read and ends with a prayer or encouraging word. They have playlists on their YouTube channel organized by books of the Bible they go through.
I like to listen to this while I’m getting ready in the morning or doing chores. Other moms have used it to read the Bible with their kids.
小朋友聽聖經 Bible for Kids
Wonderful bilingual Bible story podcast from a church in Taiwan.
In this free audio Bible series, animals in the forest take the main characters Dodo and Yaya through a Bible story.
Each story ends with a song and a verse.
Native Taiwanese kids read Bible verses with Chinese traditional characters with zhuyin displayed on the screen. Super great resource for parents wanting to expose children to Bible verses in Mandarin.
They actively update with new Scripture readings from both the Old and New Testament.
This Chinese audio Bible series takes you through Bible stories from the book The Bible History: Told to our Children/聽媽媽講那聖經裡的故事/Tīng māmā jiǎng nà shèngjīng lǐ de gùshì by John Vreugdenhil. It goes from Genesis to Deuteronomy.
This children’s Bible is published and sold by Bible in My Language. Be sure to check out their online store for Chinese Bibles and books for kids and adults.
This recording does a great job of speaking slowly and annunciating each word making it easy to understand.
This is a free interactive Bible App for kids from the creators of the popular Bible reading App, YouVersion.
Kids can listen to Bible stories and play interactive games on this free app. It comes with multiple language options including traditional and simplified Chinese and Cantonese as well!
This ministry produces many audio Bible series one of which is a wonderful children’s Chinese audio Bible. It’s one of the rare audio Bibles for kids that’s suitable for younger listeners (toddler – kindergarten).
The Bible stories are available for listening and for download on their site I’ve linked.
This set of Chinese audio stories are from the Taiwanese Presbyterian Church Association. This is an inspiring collection of stories of foreign missionaries who traveled to Taiwan to share the Gospel.
Each story comes with audio in Mandarin, Taiwanese and English. Chinese and English texts of each story plus a parent-child travel (親子旅遊) map is included as well. These maps takes you to the location of where the missionary served in Taiwan. If you travel to Taiwan, this would be a fun way to explore the island’s Christian history.
For Cantonese speakers, this is a wonderful site full of audio stories, Bible stories and other wonderful resources to teach your kids about God.
Although the majority of the resources in the site are in Cantonese, there are some available in Mandarin as well.
Their five minute audio stories are on topics like forgiveness, you are God’s creation and also stories from the Bible.
To access all the resources that’s available, you’ll need to register which is free.
What About You?
I hope these resources help equip you to not only teach your kids about God’s love and truth, but also encourage your heart as well! Remember, our Heavenly Father loves to make Himself known to His beloved children. You are not alone trying to teach them about His wonders. He is with you.
If you find more Chinese audio Bible resources, please share with me below!
More Chinese Christian Resources
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- 5 Simple Chinese Christian Songs for Kids & Free Printable Lyrics 五首簡單兒童聖歌和歌詞
- Max Lucado Books for Kids in Chinese from Chalk Academy
- Click here to see all my Christian related posts
More Resources to Help You Have Fun Teaching Your Kids Chinese!
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- 7 Secrets to Chinese Retention: How I’m Still Fluent Despite Immigrating at 8
- How to Borrow Chinese Children’s Books from Your Library
- Teach Your Child a Second Language at Home with 5 Key Steps from Chalk Academy
- The Secret to Learning Chinese: How My Husband Did it in 2.5 Years
- 10+ Chinese Exercise Videos for Babies & Kids: Kids Yoga & Dance
Don’t Do It Alone!
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