The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language

By | September 15, 2019

Eugene H. Peterson wrote The Message in contemporary language that uses the words and phrases you 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.

This top-selling, padded blue Message hardback is popular to give as a gift.

Trim size: 6 x 9 3/16

Product Features

  • The Message is a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by scholar, pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson. Thoroughly reviewed and approved by twenty biblical scholars, The Message combines the authority of God’s Word with the cadence and energy of conversational English.

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2 Comments

Anonymous on 09/15/2019 at 00:56.

Gloriously human divinely inspired I had been an angry Christian, furious with god and hypocrisy in the church. Tucked tail and went the new age route. Took endless baths in love and light, but knew I was missing grace to go deeper. Lead to the work of Richard Rohr, he thru the Master’s hand, showed me I was wrong. He, Richard, also pointed me to The Message. As a poet myself, THIS version of the bible puts me at the scene, smelling the sweat, feeling the dust, hearing the cadence of the Masters (loving, humourous, gentle)…

Anonymous on 09/15/2019 at 01:09.

Good version for: young people, new Christians and mature Christians who want a change. After many years of reading through the KJV each year, I have begun interspersing other versions on occasion. For reading straight through the Bible, this is an easy read. No claim is made that this is the most accurate translation of words and phrases, but rather the writer tries to use 21st century language to translate the thoughts and phrases expressed in the Word. As long as you understand that, you can enjoy the flow of the text. For one example, in Ex 26:36, the KJV says “And…