Forty-four pages of original story and full color illustrations.
Released on November 15th 2013.
The text is from the First Nations Version Project of the story of Jesus birth taken from Matthew and Luke.
This is the first in a series of books called the First Nations Version Project.
It is illustrated by many beautiful paintings from the artist Ramone Romero of Cherokee and Aztec ancestry. He lives in Osaka Japan with his wife and 2 children.
Here are some samples of story and art.
“He has remembered his ancient promises, made to our ancestors since the beginning of time, and the peace-treaty he made with Father-of-many-nations. He has come to set us free so we can walk in his good and sacred ways without having to fear our enemies who surround us. “And you my son, will be a holy-man from the One-above-us-all. You will make a clear path for the coming of the Grand-chief, to show his people that he will help us by cleansing us from our bad hearts and wrong doings. Because Creator is kind and gentle, he will come to us as the sunrise from above, to shine on the ones who sit in darkness and in the land of death’s shadow, to guide our feet on the good road of peace.”
“From deep in my heart I dance with joy to honor the Great Spirit. Even though I am small and weak he noticed me, now I will be looked up to by all. The Mighty-one has lifted me up! His name is sacred, he is the Great-and-holy-one.” Her face seemed to shine as she continued. “He shows kindness and mercy to both children and elders who respect him. His strong arm has brought low the ones who think they are better than others. He counts-coup with arrogant warrior-chiefs but puts a headdress of honor on those of a humble heart.” All Text © 2013 Terry M. Wildman, All Rights Reserved, Permission to share granted when copyright and authorship are maintained. All Artwork/images © 2013 Ramone Romero, All Rights Reserved.