The Message : New Testament, Psalms and Proverbs
The Message Meets You Where You Are.Come and delight in the unexpected passion and personality that fill God's Word! This pocket size is perfect for your backpack, briefcase, suitcase, or purse. Each book introduction helps you make surprising connections as you read. The New Testament introduction shows your how God's story becomes your story.The Message is a reading Bible rendered from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by pastor Eugene Peterson. Thoroughly reviewed and approved by twenty biblical scholars, The Message combines the authority of God's Word with the cadence and energy of conversational English.
- Paperback | 528 pages
- 93.98 x 129.54 x 15.24mm | 136.08g
- 01 Mar 2017
- Colorado Springs, CO, United States
- Pocket edition
Back cover copy
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of the day--the idiom of the playground and marketplace, not the formal, lofty language of government decrees and historical documents.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.
About Eugene H. Peterson
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.