This print includes all 4 Gospels, Acts and Ephesians.
Awareness of the FNV is growing and several national organizations are using it in their Bible studies and outreaches with First Nations people.
The First Nations Version of the New Testament is one of the more important developments in proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Indigenous peoples to come along in a very long time. To have a version of the Bible that speaks to the inner Native voice is something that will resonate as we share the Good News with our Native brothers and sisters. Lutheran Indian Ministries is proud to attach its name in support of this great work and we are excited to be a part of the team in helping it to get into the hands of Native peoples everywhere.
Tim Young Eagle, Executive Director, Lutheran Indian Ministries
The FNV has quickly become a go to resource for Native InterVarsity across the nation. We are using it in our small group Bible studies and it is influencing the words we choose when we invite students to the full life that Creator Sets Free offers. The word choices of the FNV not only resonate with Native students, but they are offering a fresh hearing of Scripture for non-Natives. For example when we talk about ‘bad hearts’ and ‘broken ways’ people can see that in themselves and others. But when we talk about ‘sin,’ defenses and blinders go up immediately. I would recommend FNV to any Native person who wants to learn more about Jesus and any non-Native person who longs to be able to read scripture with new eyes.
Megan Murdock Krischke, Wyandotte\Cherokee, Native InterVarsity Coordinator, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, USA.
Advent is the time of year we remember and celebrate the time when the Creator Came Down. Jesus was born into this world as a true human being, like one of us. His birth was from the Holy Spirit, but he came into this world in the same way all of us do, through a mother. Lets not forget, this Advent season, the importance of women in Creator’s plan!
We hope you enjoy RainSong’s first Christmas song. The illustrations are from the book Birth of the Chosen One translated into First Nations Style English by Terry M. Wildman and illustrated by Ramone Romero.
Remember Rain Ministries and Rainsongas you consider an end of year donation. Your gift will help us continue to reach out with the love of Creator to our Native People of North America. The donate button is on the upper right side of this post! Miigwech (thank you).
Some of our friends connected to the Native American Music Awards (NAMA) suggested we submit our Creation Speaks DVD to the 2016 NAMA Awards for consideration. We are highlighting the two videos below. This DVD is available right here on our music-store.
As RainSong our traveling will be limited this year. If you are interested in booking us make sure you plan well in advance.
The First Nations Version Project that we are leading is creating a lot of excitement and anticipation. Over 35 Native People continue to have input as translators, reviewers, checkers and cultural consultants.
The First Nations Version Project is a new translation, retelling the story of the Bible, primarily for the indigenous peoples of Turtle Island (North America)
The FNV attempts to capture the clarity and beauty of our Native storytellers, while maintaining accuracy to meaning of Scripture.
A FREE DOWNLOAD OF CREATOR CAME DOWN Click on “download” on the music player below and when prompted for “name your price” put in “0” (zero) and its yours FREE! Or just click the play button and listen as much as you want.
A First Nations Version Book
The Gift of Story!
Are you looking for a special gift to give to family and friends? Please consider giving the gift of story!
Your purchase helps support Rain Ministries and the further translation of the entire New Testament in a similar style. Please Click Here for more information about our partnership with OneBook for this project.
Birth of the Chosen One is a hardcover book filled with beautiful full color illustrations and the text is the story of Jesus birth taken from Matthew and Luke, translated in English for First Nations people in the US and Canada. But you don’t have to be First Nations to appreciate it.
CLICK HERE or on the image of the book to learn more, and order your copy now, before the Christmas rush.
Four Gospels ~ One Story
Go further into the story with this book: When the Great Spirit Walked Among Us. All four Gospels blended into one story and retold, verse by verse, with our First Nations people in mind.
CLICK HERE or on the book image for more information, or to order.