The Message is my favorite reading Bible. When I just want to sit and read the Bible for awhile, this is what I pick up. If I want to do some study, then I go to something else. But the more I become familiar with it, I see that Eugene Peterson really has some profound insights into the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. Thank you very much, sir!
This Bible is easy reading for old timer Bible readers and newcomers. I love being able to understand what I am reading without a lot of other reference books. I bought a copy for a friend and gave it to him. He, in turn reads it morning and night.