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 publication of Walking the Good Road: The Gospels and Acts with Ephesians - First Nations Version is the first fruits of the work of Terry Wildman and the First Nations Version Translation Council. This work is designed to bring a Native understanding of the Good News of Jesus Christ. With the technical assistance from OneBook of Canada and the world renowned Wycliffe Associates this project has kept the integrity of the original writings of the Gospels and the Letters. I wholeheartedly support this exciting project and know you will too.
Rev. Alvin Deer, Kiowa/Creek, retired Chaplain, Okla. City Muscogee Creek Community and Former Executive Director of the Native American International Caucus of the United Methodist Church
The First Nations Version 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 (Jesus) offers. 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.
Reading the First Nations Version: New Testament is like listening to a wise elder pass down ancient teachings. Its oral cadences give the Scriptures new room to breathe. While contemporary translations focus on updating language in a modern mode, the FNV recaptures the sense of tradition that binds faithful readers to our past and to the story that tells us who we are. It is a good gift to everyone who walks the Jesus Way.
L. Daniel Hawk, Ph.D., Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew, Ashland Theological Seminary