The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language

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NavPress, Jul 1, 2002 - Bibles - 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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User Review  - MMFH -

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

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User Review  - Pinky -

Love this Bible for study along with the DVD I purchased. Great for older people who maybe prefer to listen and issues with seeing. The pages were thin and I like to underline favorite scriptures. KJV ... Read full review


Introduction to The Message
Old Testament

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About the author (2002)

Eugene H. Peterson, author of "The Pastor" and translato

Eugene H. Peterson, author of "The Pastor" and translator of" The Message", is professor emeritus of spiritual theolr of" The Message", is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College. He and his wife, Jan, live in Montanaogy at Regent College. He and his wife, Jan, live in Montana. .

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