Birth of the Chosen One: A First Nations Retelling of the Christmas Story, By Terry Wildman
Birth of the Chosen One
  • Length: 32 pages
  • Dimensions: 9 × 9 in
  • Published: September 03, 2024
  • Imprint: IVP Kids
  • Item Code: A0702
  • ISBN: 9781514007020

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A Fresh Retelling of the Christmas Story!

When they arrived, the time for Bitter Tears to have her child was upon her! But no place could be found in the lodging house, so He Gives Sons found a sheep cave where it was warm and dry.

There, Bitter Tears gave birth to her son. They wrapped him in a soft, warm blanket and laid him on a baby board. Then they placed him on a bed of straw in a feeding trough.

Every year at Christmas, Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus—the Chosen One. Birth of the Chosen One is a unique retelling of this familiar story since it is an adaptation of the Gospel of Luke from the First Nations Version.

Birth of the Chosen One includes:

  • The story of Jesus told in the tradition of Native storytellers' oral cultures
  • A dynamic equivalence translation of the Christmas story that helps readers of all ages experience Scripture in a fresh and new way
  • Illustrations from Native artists Hannah and Holly Buchanan
  • A note from the author to encourage further conversation between childre and the adults who read with them

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Terry M. Wildman

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.