The Essential Evangelical Parallel Bible (NKJV/ESV/NLT/The Message), hardcover
January 20, 2016
assuming the binding holds up, we have enjoyed this compilation .. WITH the exception of "the Message" translation.
we did not particularly like the manner of text the message is written/interpreted as/in. For a person that does not like or find the NKJV or ESV an easy read, I suppose this is more like todays verbiage --- again content is lost by word substitution.
Had I an alternate choice, which I haven't seen while looking for a parallel Bible, the Message and a few others would not be part of my Bible.
This is a great bible for studying at home. It is a larger book that you may not want to carry around with you. I particularly enjoy that I can read from 4 different Bibles and very easily jump back and forth between them, in order of simplicity, because the verses of each Bible are displayed side by side. A wonderful companion for your personal study.