First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament, Hardcover
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First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament, Hardcover  -     Edited By: First Nations Version Translation Council
    By: Terry M. Wildman
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Read the New Testament in, not merely another English translation but, an entirely different culture and context.

The First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament presents the gospel to you as if its translation came from a Native American tribe, hundreds of years in the past. This intriguing retelling of every book within the New Testament does so as a dynamic equivalence translation; primarily similar to many other English translations of the same type, but different within the space of the Native American culture. A compelling shift in the cultural language allows access into a world that many people do not know and, as such, delivers an insightful and a truly new experience of Christ while retaining the fundamental values of Christianity.

Features:

  • Introduction to the First Nations Version
  • Prologue
  • Glossary of Biblical Terms

Books of the New Testament Reimagined:

  • Gift from Creator Tells the Good Story (Matthew)
  • War Club Tells the Good Story (Mark)
  • Shining Light Tells the Good Story (Luke)
  • He Shows Goodwill Tells the Good Story (John)
  • The Good Story Continues (Acts)
  • Small Man to the Sacred Family in Village of Iron (Romans)
  • First Letter of Small Man to the Sacred Family in Village of Pleasure (1 Corinthians)
  • Second Letter of Small Man to the Sacred Family in Village of Pleasure (2 Corinthians)
  • Small Man to the Sacred Families in Land of Pale Skins (Galatians)
  • Small Man to the Sacred Family in Village of Desire (Ephesians)
  • Small Man to the Sacred Family in Village of Horses (Philippians)
  • Small Man to the Sacred Family in Village of Giants (Colossians)
  • First Letter of Small Man to the Sacred Family in Village of False Victory (1 Thessalonians)
  • Second Letter of Small Man to the Sacred Family in Village of False Victory (2 Thessalonians)
  • First Letter from Small Man to He Gives Honor (1 Timothy)
  • Second Letter from Small Man to He Gives Honor (2 Timothy)
  • Small Man to Big Man (Titus)
  • Small Man to He Shows Kindness (Philemon)
  • To the People of the Tribes of Wrestles with Creator (Hebrews)
  • He Leads the Way to the Scattered Tribes (James)
  • First Letter from Stands on the Rock (1 Peter)
  • Second Letter from Stands on the Rock (2 Peter)
  • First Letter from He Shows Goodwill (1 John)
  • Second Letter from He Shows Goodwill (2 John)
  • Third Letter from He Shows Goodwill (3 John)
  • Strong of Heart (Jude)
  • Book of the Great Revealing (Revelation)

Product Information

Title: First Nations Version: An Indigenous Translation of the New Testament, Hardcover
By: Terry M. Wildman
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 576
Vendor: IVP
Publication Date: 2021
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound 3 ounces
ISBN: 0830813594
ISBN-13: 9780830813599
Text Color: Black Letter
Stock No: WW813591
Imprintable: Yes

Publisher's Description

★ Publishers Weekly starred review.

"The Great Spirit loves this world of human beings so deeply he gave us his Son—the only Son who fully represents him. All who trust in him and his way will not come to a bad end, but will have the life of the world to come that never fades—full of beauty and harmony. Creator did not send his Son to decide against the people of this world, but to set them free from the worthless ways of the world." John 3:16-17

"Love is patient and kind. Love is never jealous. It does not brag or boast. It is not puffed up or big-headed. Love does not act in shameful ways, nor does it care only about itself. It is not hot-headed, nor does it keep track of wrongs done to it. Love is not happy with lies and injustice, but truth makes its heart glad. Love keeps walking even when carrying a heavy load. Love keeps trusting, never loses hope, and stands firm in hard times. The road of love has no end." 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Many First Nations tribes communicate with the cultural and linguistic thought patterns found in their original tongues. The First Nations Version (FNV) recounts the Creator's Story—the Christian Scriptures—following the tradition of Native storytellers' oral cultures. This way of speaking, with its simple yet profound beauty and rich cultural idioms, still resonates in the hearts of First Nations people. The FNV is a dynamic equivalence translation of the New Testament that captures the simplicity, clarity, and beauty of Native storytellers in English, while remaining faithful to the original language of the Bible. Whether you are Native or not, you will experience the Scriptures in a fresh and new way.

Author Bio

Terry M. Wildman (Ojibwe and Yaqui) is the lead translator, general editor, and project manager of the First Nations Version. He serves as the director of spiritual growth and leadership development for Native InterVarsity. He is also the founder of Rain Ministries and has previously served as a pastor and worship leader. He and his wife, Darlene, live in Arizona.


The First Nations Version (FNV) Translation Council consists of twelve First Nations individuals representing a cross-section of Native North Americans—elders, pastors, young adults, and men and women from differing tribes and diverse geographic locations. This council also represents a diversity of church and denominational traditions to minimize bias. The council determined the style and method of translation to be used and continues to be involved in ongoing translation, review, and cultural consultation. The FNV is a dynamic equivalence translation produced in partnership with Rain Ministries and OneBook Canada, with help from Wycliffe Associates.

Editorial Reviews

"While Wildman recasts the New Testament in a distinctly Indigenous image, he remains faithful to evangelical interpretations of Christian scripture, typified in the many italicized explanations that appear throughout and are meant to add 'reasonably implied' clarifications and cultural notes, such as explication on ancient festivals like the Pentecost. This remarkable retelling offers plenty of rewards and will especially pique those open to a novel interpretation of the religious text."

-- Publishers Weekly Review, August 2021

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