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Eugene H. Peterson wrote The Message in contemporary language that uses the words and phrases we might say when talking with a good friend. When paired with your favorite Bible study, The Message will deliver a reading experience that is reliable, energetic, and amazingly fresh!
- Verse numbers
- Single-column format
- Book Introductions
- The Story of the Bible in Five Acts
- Books of the Old Testament Organized by General Order of Events
- Books of the New Testament Organized by General Order of Events
- 9-point text size
- 9.50" x 6.25" x 1.50"
Number of Pages: 1728
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 9.5 X 6.5 X 1.5 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Text Layout: Single Column
Text Color: Black Letter
Text Size: 8 Point
Note Size: 8 Point
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It took him a full 10 years to complete. He worked not from any English text but from the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek manuscripts, to guarantee authenticity. At the same time, his ear was always tuned to the cadence and energy of contemporary English.
Peterson and his wife, Jan, now live in his native Montana. They are the parents of three and the grandparents of six.
Connie J. Bremer5 Stars Out Of 5The Message large printJune 1, 2015Connie J. BremerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5i have been reading the bible for forty-seven years. at 20 my first bible was king james then twenty years later it was the new king james. now it is the new king james and the message. the message has no wiggle room. you rarely have to ask "what does that mean" if you have struggled and thought you needed a teacher...this bible is for you...it is not a paraphrased edition as some say. it was translated from the original texts. in fact all scripture is paraphrased in that you have to translate. the word paraphrase dictionary meaning....a restatement of a text or passage in another form or other words, often to clarify meaning...which is what a translation is. you will be thrilled...read it with your other bible...i've been reading this translation as it came out in separate books, as the translation progressed...i give it a 10. i only wish the large cheapest one came in a soft cover...as you cannot send a hard cover into prisons or jails.
FaithfireAge: 35-44Gender: Female1 Stars Out Of 5The Bible in contemporary language?!March 11, 2015FaithfireAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1The message is not a Bible........ it is one man's suspect commentary on it, sure it's easy to read but the content is what we need to focus on. The message is a very poor paraphrase at best; some have called it heretical and I am inclined to agree. It is marketed to young people and new Christians who are the most impressionable in the faith . When you compare the message to other versions you see the dangerous omissions and insertions. such as Romans 8:35, 1 Timothy 1:10 or Romans 1:26-27. When you compare KJV, NIV and the message side by side you see the problem. I am not questioning the author's sincerity or making any attack on him personally but when you choose to take on the task of paraphrasing God's word you must handle with extreme care. John 10:30 "I and the Father are one". The message states "I and the Father are one in heart and mind". This brings a different meaning and context to it. Matthew 5:5 "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth" The message says "You are truly blessed when you are content with just who you are no more, no less". This is a totally un-Biblical statement and has nothing to do with the wider context of what Jesus was saying. This could be read be happy with who you are there is no need to seek to change. This was definitely not the premise of the beatitudes. My advice stay away from the message. Instead invest in the range of tools available to interpret the word of God such as a good Bible dictionary and Bible commentary and a good Bible.... The message is not it.
KATHY CASH5 Stars Out Of 5Very nice addition to my daily readingFebruary 2, 2015KATHY CASHQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This bible was better than I thought it would be. Good price, font size, well made, Such a nice addition to daily devotions.
mileenOntario, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The MessageJanuary 28, 2015mileenOntario, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleThis was purchased for my daughter. She finds it easier to understand.
I enjoy reading my copy of the Message as well.
DeB4 Stars Out Of 5The Message BibleJanuary 26, 2015DeBQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I like The Message - but I would not want to give up my "real" Bible. This one is fun to read and get a different view (all most like slang - or modern lingo). But I do enjoy reading it.
Q: In the Message Bible are Jesus's words in red
Jesus' words are not in red in this edition.