The Message Bible

The Message Bible

Message Bible
AUTHOR:
 Peterson, Eugene H.
AVAILABILITYImmediate download and unlock of module
PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS: Includes passage headings, paragraph and poetry indentations, italic words


DESCRIPTION

Many people assume that a book about a holy God should sound elevated, stately, and ceremonial. If this is how you’ve always viewed the Bible, you’re about to make a surprising discovery. The Message brings the life-changing power of the New Testament, the vibrant passion of the Psalms, and the rich, practical wisdom of Proverbs into easy-to-read modern language that echoes the rhythm and idioms of the original Greek and Hebrew.Written in the same kind of language you’d use to talk with friends, write a letter, or discuss politics, The Message preserves the authentic, earthy flavor and the expressive character of the Bible’s best-loved books. Whether you’ve been reading the Bible for years or are exploring it for the first time, The Message will startle and surprise you. And it will allow you to experience firsthand the same power and directness that motivated its original readers to change the course of history so many centuries ago.

Eugene Peterson, translator and editor, set out to give us that word in language we use every day, a reading Bible that would enable the Word to penetrate our hearts and minds, transforming us day by day into the person God desires us to become. Features:

  • Written in clear, direct language that brings the Bible to life
  • Covers all 66 books of the Bible
  • A paraphrase from the original Hebrew and Greek languages

This version is no longer available.

Review of the Message Bible by David Cox

Although this module is available, I would not recommend it for anybody except those wishing to review it for criticism. These paraphrased versions of the Bible play lose and wild with the text, and this is really not helpful. It perverts the real meaning and destroys the inspiration of the Word.