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God Speaks Navajo By Ethel Emily Wallis,

  • Title: God Speaks Navajo
  • Author: Ethel Emily Wallis
  • ISBN: 0938978179
  • Page: 433
  • Format: Paperback
  • Updated Edition with new matieral added Two unlikely players emerge as the heroes of this narrative Geronimo Martin, a blind Navajo Indian, and Faye Edgerton, a little white woman in poor health Gifted and determined, from two different cultures, they prayed and persevered, and finally produced the Navajo New Testament in 1956 At a time when English was used in churcheUpdated Edition with new matieral added Two unlikely players emerge as the heroes of this narrative Geronimo Martin, a blind Navajo Indian, and Faye Edgerton, a little white woman in poor health Gifted and determined, from two different cultures, they prayed and persevered, and finally produced the Navajo New Testament in 1956 At a time when English was used in churches and schools, the Book was on trial But within a few months, the edition was sold out, and six printings followed as Navajos welcomed God s Word in a language they understood After Faye s death in 1968, Geronimo worked with a Navajo Anglo team to produce the whole Bible It was published in 1986, after his death in 1984 Now widely used, the Bible has been revised and a new edition has been published by the American Bible Society for release in the summer of 2000 Fay s dream, implemented by those she mentored, is now an eloquent reality.
    God Speaks Navajo Updated Edition with new matieral added Two unlikely players emerge as the heroes of this narrative Geronimo Martin a blind Navajo Indian and Faye Edgerton a little white woman in poor health Gifte

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    1. So I picked up this book because I was interested in the Navajo translation process itself, and not necessarily the Bible aspect, but I got that and I was actually really pleased with how good the book was There were a couple unexpected parts, like the reference to the Nebraska homesteaders and the Japanese colonization of Korea that served as nice reminders of some significant events in history that we sometimes forget about.As for the Navajo part of the story, there were times when I felt lik [...]

    2. This book was very insightful about linguistics and culture and the dedication required to accurately translate any important work, especially something as important as faith Faye Edgerton became dedicated to translating the bible to Navajo early in life and remained faithful to that until the time of her death With the help of a blind Navajo Indian man, Geronimo Martin, some ground breaking work was done.It became clear in a very short order that it wouldn t be a simple translation, but would r [...]

    3. This book made me feel even excited about learning a Native American language It really made me feel good to know that there are people out there who want to help other language groups learn about the Bible, and in their own language.I loved this book and look forward to adding it to my reading shelves for future reading as well.

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