The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language

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Eugene H. Peterson
NavPress, 2002 - Religion - 2265 pages
253 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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Clear concise and totally relevant to our daily lives in language that makes the Word real. I recommend this to anyone that struggles to understand what the Bible is actually saying. Read full review

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User Review  - kaulsu - LibraryThing

So how does one rate the Bible?! If you want to read the Bible, I suggest you read it several times. Certainly Peterson's modern paraphrase helps get the ideas across, but it isn't the Bible. If you ... Read full review


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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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