The Message

The Message : New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs

By (author) Eugene H. Peterson

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Written in the rhythms of today's language, "The Message" expresses Scripture in the everyday language it was first written in. This New Testament edition is a convenient size to fit in a purse, briefcase, or backpack. Whether you are reading the Bible for the first time or have been studying it for years, "The Message New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs" is like a breath of fresh air. Trim size: 3 3/4 x 5 1/4.

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  • Paperback | 528 pages
  • 94 x 120 x 14mm | 140.61g
  • 03 Jun 2006
  • NavPress
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • English
  • Pocket edition
  • 1576839370
  • 9781576839379
  • 10,607

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Author Information

EUGENE H. PETERSON is a pastor, scholar, writer, and poet. He has authored more than twenty books, including A Long Obedience in the Same Direction, The Contemplative Pastor, and Leap Over a Wall. He is Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Eugene founded Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he was the pastor for twenty-nine years. He lives with his wife, Jan, in Montana. They have three children and six grandchildren.

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THE NEW TESTAMENT WITH PSALMS AND PROVERBS LIKE YOU'VE NEVER READ IT BEFORE. It is commonly assumed that a book dealing with a holy God should sound elevated, stately, and ceremonial. If this is how you've always viewed the Bible, you're about to make a surprising discovery. One of the most striking features of the Bible is that it was written in the street language of the day--the idiom of the playground and marketplace, not the formal, lofty language of government decrees and historical documents. Written in the rhythms and idiom of contemporary language--the way you'd talk with friends, write a letter, or discuss politics--The Message New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs 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.

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