A contextualized presentation of the names of God.
Among Native American communities, name-giving is the highest honor one can receive. Native name-giving is a respected and joyful occasion.
The NATIVE GOSPEL OF JOHN pictures a beautiful beaded cross on the front cover portraying Jesus’ name, “The Bright and Morning Star.” It is a powerful evangelism tool because it is the Word of God translating the words and terms that are meaningful to all our Native cultures.
Rev. Tom Claus, Founder and President Emeritus of CHIEF Inc. presents four Native names of God by four Native tribes beautifully describing the character of God. In the study, it is expressed that among noted Native elders, it is a great honor to receive three or four names that attribute their character or contribution to their people. However, in the Bible, we see where the Lord Jesus Christ has been given more than 300 names and titles.
The Native Gospel of John is an excellent evangelism tool and an opportunity to get the reader to understand the life and work of Jesus Christ. It is widely used in evangelism outreach, prison ministries, and friendship evangelism.