Large-print, improved style, and added study features make the completely redesigned Message Numbered Edition the contemporary translation of choice. These new features, combined with the everyday language of The Message, deliver a Bible-reading experience that is readable, energetic, and amazingly fresh.
Readers who have either found the Bible to be an intimidating proposition or who are so familiar with it that the words have lost their meaning will discover that Eugene Peterson's The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language is a welcome way to read and reread one of the best-loved books of all time. It's directly translated from the Greek and Hebrew texts and is intentionally designed to be a reading Bible rather than a study Bible. Each of the 66 books has an introduction by Peterson, and there are no verse numbers to interrupt the flow of the passages.
The Message is a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson. Peterson spent ten years working on The Message after teaching in seminary and preaching in churches for more than thirty years.
This personal size edition of The Message comes with a topical concordance, allowing you to look up Scriptures on today’s more relevant topics, including belief, friendship and truth. Includes study helps, charts that enhance the big picture of Scripture, and an exclusive numbering system that is distinct to The Message.
Setting the New International Version and The Message together, this large-print brown Italian Duo-Tone Bible allows you to instantly compare today’s most popular modern-English Bible translation: the NIV, and Eugene H. Peterson’s bestselling paraphrase: The Message. And a special foreword from Eugene H. Peterson illuminates the importance of this unique format, and the blessing we have to read these two great versions of Scripture. If your translation of choice is the New International Version (NIV), and if you appreciate The Message for the freshness and insight it brings to your reading of the Bible, then you’ll love the NIV and The Message Side-by-Side Bible. By setting these two versions together, this parallel Bible allows you to instantly compare today’s most popular modern-English Bible translation: the NIV, and Eugene H. Peterson’s best-selling paraphrase: The Message.