The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language

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Eugene H. Peterson
NavPress, 2002 - Religion - 2265 pages
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Finally...what everyone's been waiting for...the release of the complete Message Bible! Now all sixty-six books -- each and every chapter, story, and verse -- are combined into one Message volume.

Translated directly from the ancient Hebrew and Greek texts into today's American idiom, The Message is designed as a reading Bible. With no verse numbers or stiff, formal language, the Scriptures unfold like a gripping novel. Passages you've read many times before will come alive, revealing the vibrant energy and passion of God's Word.

From the mysterious Old Testament stories to the straightforward teachings of Jesus to the encouraging early church letters, reading The Message will jump-start your heart, challenge your mind, and forever change your life.

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Easy to read with nice sized font. -
The Bible is translated into easy to read language. -
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Best Contemporary language bible.

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The Message Bible makes it so easy to apply Gods Word to our lives today. Clearly written and inspires to live a Christian life with more understanding. It is a great bible to have, especially for those new to Christ. Read full review

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I think it's good for the Bible to be in todays English. Some might use "what God meant to say" but the relevant wording proves other wise. Would I recommend this to others? Sure. Read full review


Introduction to The Message
Old Testament

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About the author (2002)

Peterson, now retired, was for many years James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also served as founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. In addition to his widely acclaimed paraphrase of the Bible, The Message (NavPress), he has written many other books.

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