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Item description for Message/Numbered Edition-Personal Size-Burgundy Bond by Eugene Peterson...
Overview Improved style, size, 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 relatable, energetic, and amazingly fresh.
FEATURES: Verse Numbers, an exclusively designed numbering system that?s distinct to The Message New Portable Size Study Helps, handcrafted maps and charts that enhance the big picture of Scripture Satin Ribbon Marker, to more easily keep your place
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Seems like forever since I?ve picked up a Bible that made the stories so fresh and new. My name is on that long list of folks who love to read The Message. What a friend this Bible has become. MAX LUCADO, author of Come Thirsty
Written in the rhythms and idiom of today's language, The Message Personal Size 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.
â€¢ an exclusive verse-numbering system â€¢ study helps and charts
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 6.12" Height: 1.41" Weight: 1.94 lbs.
Binding Leather, Bonded
Release Date Jan 16, 2008
Publisher NAV PRESS #111
ISBN 1600062318 ISBN13 9781600062315
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-Burgundy Bond?
The Message by Eugene Peterson(the Bible in Contemporary language) Oct 11, 2008
For the first time I could understand pretty much every line and verse I come across in Eugene Peterson's Bible in contemporary language.
The paraphrasing really made an huge difference to help clarify things for me!
The Message Bible, numbered edition Oct 6, 2008
I received the Message Bible in a timely fashion and it was as described. It's a great paraphrase of the bible and very readible and understandable.
The Message: The Bible In Comtemporary Language, Large Print Numbered Edition Oct 5, 2008
I Love this Bible. Anyone that has trouble understanding the King James Version will enjoy reading it. It is plain spoken and easy to understand. I use the New King James version as my main source and read this along side of it.
Very awesome commentary Sep 8, 2008
I got this Bible because I really needed to get jazzed up about reading the Word again. This is exactly what I needed at the time.
This is NOT the Bible, but a paraphrase - understand that. It is not meant to be used as the Bible, but a tool for inspiration and study, kind of like a commentary.
I find it very helpful and useful as such.
Sometimes the language is hit or miss. When it is good it is good, and I can really savor God's love even more in those verses.
At worst, it takes scripture out of context or misinterprets it, and while that is bad, again, understand this is NOT the Bible. It doesnt claim to be.
All the bad reviews of this book are pretty irrelevant, because if this is used properly, then it is a great tool for study and fresh interpretation.
The way I use it is I read primarily from an NIV translation, then if I didnt understand something I will see how the Message interprets it. I also use NASB, Amplified, and KJV if necassary.
Also, like I said, when the paraphrased verses are good, they are good! Beautiful and inspiring, and sometimes even hilarious - when slang is mixed in there.
If you are looking for another tool to help you understand God's Word or even to spice up your time with God, this isn't bad at all. It helped me. Just make sure you use as directed.
It's Never Too Late Sep 7, 2008
Finally, at the age of 64, I am reading the Bible, thanks to this translation. I've started before, and put it aside. This time, and this version, IT'S A KEEPER!