The Most Widely Read Paraphrase Now Available in 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 relatable, energetic, and amazingly fresh.
– Verse Numbers, an exclusively designed numbering system that’s distinct to The Message
– 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
The Translator and His Friends
Eugene H. Peterson is a pastor, scholar, writer, and poet. After teaching at a seminary and then giving nearly 30 years to church ministry in the Baltimore area, he created The Message-a vibrant Bible paraphrase that connects with today’s readers like no other.
It took Peterson a full 10 years to complete. He worked from the original Greek and Hebrew texts to guarantee authenticity. At the same time, his ear was always tuned to the cadence and energy of contemporary English.
Peterson’s work has been thoroughly reviewed by a team of recognized Old and New Testament scholars, who ensured that it is accurate as well as faithful to the original language.