This devotion book makes learning the lessons of the new testament easy and applicable to modern day. It is not only written in plain English, it also gives thought provoking questions and scenarios at the end of each passage. It breaks the bible down into manageable parts, so that you're only reading a few paragraphs per day. This gives you time to really focus on each passage while not overwhelming you with content. This would make a great graduation or confirmation gift, or just a great gift for anyone you feel might be struggling and needs some direction. Being a vegetarian, I chose the pink faux leather cover, and it is beautiful.
Incredible. Readable, refreshingly reveals, personal, thought provoking and bottom line truth applicable. All the things you want in a devotional and so seldom find. I have been a Christian for many years and have a BS in Bible - but The Message has made a huge difference in my spiritual life. Cant recommend it enough
I love this book! For anyone who wants to read and reflect on Scripture but finds the practice intimidating, this book gives you simple guidelines and a modern translation that is both readable and theologically and biblically sound. Eugene Peterson captures the essence of the Bible in the vernacular of the 21st century. I have recommended this book to my son who is a deeply spiritual young man as well as a poet who appreciates the beauty of language.