The Message: The New Testament in Contemporary Language

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Eugene H. Peterson
NavPress, 1993 - Bible - 544 pages
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The message preserves the authentic, earthy flavor and expressive character of the Bible in contemporary language. With more than six million copies sold, Eugene Peterson's unique paraphrase has opened up understanding and insight into God's Word. This new easy-to-carry format is great for carrying or for giving away. This new format brings the life-changing power of the New Testament into modern language with a preciseness that echoes the rhythm and idiom of the original Greek and Hebrew. The Message is consistently one of the top ten best-selling Bible versions listed in CBA's Marketplace. Great for new believers.

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User Review  - neverstopreading - LibraryThing

I started reading with Matthew. I stopped reading when I got to the Lord's prayer (Matthew 6:9-13): Here is a traditional rendering from the Douay-Rheims: 9 Thus therefore shall you pray: Our Father ... Read full review

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User Review  - kaulsu - LibraryThing

So how does one rate the Bible?! If you want to read the Bible, I suggest you read it several times. Certainly Peterson's modern paraphrase helps get the ideas across, but it isn't the Bible. If you ... Read full review



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Eugene H. Peterson, author of The Message, a bestselling translation of the Bible, is professor emeritus of spiritual theology at Regent College, British Columbia, and the author of over thirty books. He and his wife, Jan, live in Montana.

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