The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language

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Eugene H. Peterson
NavPress, 2002 - Religion - 2265 pages
283 Reviews
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. - Christianbook.com
The Bible is translated into easy to read language. - Christianbook.com
I also liked that it is easy to read. - Christianbook.com
Type size and readability were exellent. - Christianbook.com
Please do your research, if not convinced. - Christianbook.com
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Poorly researched. Adds to, removes from, and mistranslates original sources. Disconnects Old Testament prophecies from New Testament fulfillment. NIV or CEV uses more natural contemporary language than The Message's sometimes-fabricated wording. For brief study refer http://www.scribd.com/pkjohnston on "TheMess" (freely available and printable study). 

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User Review  - bakergirl - Christianbook.com

I enjoy the full-page layout; reads like a novel. Pages are very thin, so sometimes difficult to turn. Read full review

Contents

Introduction to The Message
9
Old Testament
13
Genesis
15
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Eugene H. Peterson, author of The Message, a bestselling translation of the Bible, is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, British Columbia, and the author of over thirty books. He and his wife, Jan, live in Montana.

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