Item description for Message/Numbered Edition-Personal Size-Black Genuine by Eugene Peterson...
Overview Verse Numbers, an exclusively designed numbering system that's distinct to The Message New Portable Size Study Helps and charts that enhance the big picture of Scripture Written in the rhythms and idiom of contemporary language?the way you'd talk with friends, write a letter, or discuss politics The Message Personal Size brings out the expressive, earthy flavor of the original biblical text. Which means that, 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 relevance and directness that motivated its original readers to change the course of history many centuries ago.
Publishers Description With a genuine leather cover, this personal sized numbered edition of The Message brings to life the original biblical text. It allows you to experience firsthand the same relevance and directness that motivated its original readers to change the course of history. Features: - exclusive verse-numbering system - study helps and charts
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.72" Width: 6.12" Height: 1.42" Weight: 1.92 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2007
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1600060374 ISBN13 9781600060373
Eugene H. Peterson (born November 6, 1932), is a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. He has written over thirty books, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language (Navpress Publishing Group, 2002), a contemporary translation of the Bible.
Peterson was born in East Stanwood, Washington and grew up in Kalispell, Montana. He earned his B.A. in philosophy from Seattle Pacific University, his S.T.B. from New York Theological Seminary, and his M.A. in Semitic languages from Johns Hopkins University. He also holds several honorary doctoral degrees. In 1962, Peterson was a founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Bel Air, Maryland, where he served for 29 years before retiring in 1991. He was Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia until retiring in 2006. He now lives in Montana.
Eugene H. Peterson currently resides in Vancouver. Eugene H. Peterson was born in 1932.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Message/Numbered Edition-Personal Size-Black Genuine?
Excellent Bible Oct 24, 2007
This Bible has the christian fish positioned in the shape of a cross on the front cover for those wondering. I needed this info when looking for this specific version. As far as the the written words...I am so happy with this Bible. I have been looking for a way to really get excited about reading and doing my daily devotions. This is exactly what I needed. It may not be you're choice version to take with you to church because following along may be difficult, but when it comes to really reading the Bible, this is it. I can sit down and read without having to stop and try to figure out what it means and then try to see how it relates to me. It just makes sense and you get it the moment the words flash before you're eyes. I would recommend this Bible to anyone who wants to really understand what the Bible is saying to us.
melts like butter Aug 10, 2007
In this review I am not addressing the issue of the translation itself, simply the asthetics of this particular edition. Navpress has done a fine job of packaging The Message in a beautiful, pliable leather binding that melts like butter in your hands. It is an example of how Bibles should feel when you hold them, --it nealy invites you to pick it up and read it! It is attractive, the black leather is embossed with silver and the Bible has silver on the edges of the pages. It has one black ribbon and is nicely laid out with a single column, left-justified text with generous space for copious notes. The verses are still not to my satisfaction, they could be slightly darker and the font is a tad too small, but it is printed on an off-white paper that is easy on the eyes. The paper is thin, reminding me of the days when "India" paper was used in Bibles. It is a great Bible for guys or gals and something that beckons to be picked up and read, --something a Bible should do!