The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language

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Eugene H. Peterson
NavPress, 2002 - Religion - 2265 pages
256 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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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 on "TheMess" (freely available and printable study). 

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Introduction to The Message
Old Testament

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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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