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Since Columbus landed in the West Indies in 1492, Native American tribes have endured more than five centuries of abuse hypocrisy, indifference and bloodshed at the hands of the "Christian" white man. Despite this painful history, a number of Native Americans have found "The Jesus Way" and are proving to be a powerful voice for the Lord around the world. A full- blooded Lakota/Sioux whose bitterness toward whites was washed away by the blood of Christ, Richard Twiss shows that Native American Christians have much...
Since Columbus landed in the West Indies in 1492, Native American tribes have endured more than five centuries of abuse hypocrisy, indifference and bloodshed at the hands of the "Christian" white man. Despite this painful history, a number of Native Americans have found "The Jesus Way" and are proving to be a powerful voice for the Lord around the world. A full- blooded Lakota/Sioux whose bitterness toward whites was washed away by the blood of Christ, Richard Twiss shows that Native American Christians have much to offer the Church and can become a major force for reaching the lost. Full of wisdom, humor and passion, this book examines how the white Church can begin to break down the walls of anger, distrust and bitterness and move toward reconciliation and revival in our land.
RICHARD TWISS is a member of the Rosebud Lakota/Sioux Tribe. He believes that no other people group is so uniquely positioned by God for world evangelization as Native Americans. Co-founder and president of Wiconi International, Richard is also a member of the International Reconciliation Coalition. He has been a national conference speaker for Promise Keepers and has appeared as a guest on the "Focus on the Family" radio program. Richard, wife Katherine and their four sons live in Washington.
|Introduction: A Sleeping Giant||17|
|Chapter 1||500 Years of Bad Haircuts||25|
|Chapter 2||The Snail and the Rabbit||53|
|Chapter 3||A Redemptive View of Native Culture||73|
|Chapter 4||A Native Worldview||90|
|Chapter 5||Why Should the Devil Have All the Good Music?||111|
|Chapter 6||Chief Spokane Garry: Apostle in His Day||138|
|Chapter 7||A World in Need of Healing||158|
|Chapter 8||Broken Treaties Have Consequences||176|
|Chapter 9||World Christian Gathering of Indigenous People||191|
|Chapter 10||Native Americans and World Missions||201|
|Appendix||First Nations Ministry Partners||214|
Posted January 9, 2010
Having read many Christian books, this one takes a fresh and very authentic approach. I recommend it.
In December we were at Rosebud Indian Reservation, in the poorest county in the US, Todd County South Dakota. You do not need a road sign to know when you enter Rosebud. There is no sign of industry, poverty is evident. For 7 years we have been a pick up point for Desciples International Toy Drive to Rosebud, even though we are members of a Baptist Church which contribulted gererously. If your children received toys for Christmas, they are set apart from many Native American children.
Awesome is our God. Thank you Richard Twiss for writing such an authoritive book on Native American History and a very direct analysis of segmented denominational Christianity. God is LOVE first of all, not a divider by doctrine. As individuals, we can never approach God's Holiness. Only through His son Jesus who died for us can we truly know God on a personal level.
If it is the Native American who leads this nation to their knees, I will be in full support. 2 Chromicals 7:14 "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land." God promises His eyes will be open and His ears attentive to our prayers. Go for it!
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