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Book details
  • Genre:RELIGION
  • SubGenre:Biblical Studies / Jesus, the Gospels & Acts
  • Language:English
  • Pages:330
  • eBook ISBN:9780984770649

When the Great Spirit Walked Among Us

by Terry M. Wildman

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Overview

When the Great Spirit Walked Among Us retells the story of the Gospels from one great oral storytelling tradition to another. With the feel of the indigenous oral storytellers, Terry Wildman captures the beauty and cadence of an oral story in written form. All four Gospels are combined into a single narrative and told again for English speaking First Nations peoples and all who want to hear the story again in a fresh and new way. This is an elegant retelling of the Gospel story that is sure to engage and excite a broad spectrum of readers. The second book of the First Nations Version Project by this author.

Description

When the Great Spirit Walked Among Us retells the story of the Gospels from one great oral storytelling tradition to another. With the feel of the indigenous oral storytellers, Terry Wildman captures the beauty and cadence of an oral story in written form. Imagine the story of Jesus from four different Gospels combined into and single narrative and retold for Native Americans and all English speaking First Nations Peoples. The surprise felt by many, even those who have no Native American heritage, is the profound effect on the reader. Hearing the familiar story told with a different voice, an indigenous voice, opens a world of wonderful insights and meanings. This is an elegant retelling of the Gospel story that is sure to engage and excite a broad spectrum of readers. To honor and show the beauty of the Native American tradition, all the names are translated by their original language meaning, and so Abraham is Father Of Many Nations, Jesus is Creator Sets Free, and Peter is Stands On The Rock. This is the second book of the First Nations Version Project by this author.

About the author

Terry Wildman was born and raised in lower Michigan. He is of Ojibwe (Chippewa) and Yaqui ancestry. Terry is a recording artist, songwriter, storyteller, speaker and published writer. He is the "Chief" of Rain Ministries, a nonprofit organization based in Arizona. Since the year 2000 as "RainSong" he and his wife Darlene have invested their lives in sharing the message of Jesus with Native Americans. Other Books by Terry M. Wildman: Sign Language: A Look at the Historic and Prophetic Landscape of America and Birth of the Chosen One.

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