The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language

Discover a new way to experience the Bible with The Message! If traditional translations have left you feeling bored or lost, Eugene Peterson’s best-selling paraphrase will reignite your passion for God’s Word.

With The Message, you’ll enjoy a contemporary American idiom that makes the sixty-six books of Scripture feel like a thrilling novel. Peterson’s intentional design as a reading Bible means there are no verse numbers to interrupt the flow of the passages, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the story of God’s love for humanity.

Experience the mystery of the Old Testament, the wisdom of Jesus, and the hope of the early church in a whole new way. With The Message, you’ll rediscover the vibrant energy and passion of God’s Word, and be challenged to grow in your faith and understanding.

Join the millions of readers who have been drawn to God through The Message, and let it jump-start your heart, challenge your mind, and forever change your life. Get your copy today and discover the joy of reading the Bible in a fresh, new way.

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If you find reading the Bible uneventful, “old hat,” or downright confusing, then it’s time for The Message. Join the millions of readers who have been drawn to God through Eugene Peterson’s best-selling Bible paraphrase.

Translated directly from the ancient Hebrew and Greek texts into today’s American idiom, The Message is designed as a reading Bible. With no distracting verse numbers or stiff, formal language, the sixty-six books of Scripture unfold like a gripping novel. Passages you’ve read many times before will come alive, revealing the vibrant energy and passion of God’s Word.

From the mysterious Old Testament stories to the straightforward teachings of Jesus to the encouraging early church letters, reading The Message will jump-start your heart, challenge your mind, and forever change your life.

eaders who have either found the Bible to be an intimidating proposition or who are so familiar with it that the words have lost their meaning will discover that Eugene Peterson’s The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language is a welcome way to read and reread one of the best-loved books of all time. It’s directly translated from the Greek and Hebrew texts and is intentionally designed to be a reading Bible rather than a study Bible. Each of the 66 books has an introduction by Peterson, and there are no verse numbers to interrupt the flow of the passages.

The vibrant flavor of the text is evident from the opening verses of the book of Genesis: “First this: God created the Heavens and Earth–all you see; all you don’t see. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness.”

There’s renewed vigor in some of Jesus’ most well-known words of the New Testament in John 3: “This is how much God loved the world: He gave his Son, his one and only son. And this is why: so that no one need be destroyed; by believing in him, anyone can have a whole and lasting life. God didn’t go to all the trouble of sending his Son merely to point an accusing finger, telling the world how bad it was. He came to help, to put the world right again.”

  • Love the Message Bible, but want an easier text size?
  • Clear language with clear text to match, the Message Bible now in 12.5pt
  • You can drink deep from the expressive language without straining your eyes

Enjoy the surprising clarity of The Message . . . with a font size to match.

This large-print edition of The Message is designed for anyone who prefers larger type for clearer, more enjoyable reading.

The Message is a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by scholar, pastor, author, and poet 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.

What makes The Message the best reading Bible? Discover for yourself.

  • Enjoy the familiar one-column design, like books you’re used to.
  • Find passages with The Message’s unique verse-numbered paragraphs.
  • Relax with the large-print type size.
  • See the big picture with “The Story of the Bible in Five Acts,” alongside handcrafted maps, charts, and timelines.
  • Keep your place with a satin ribbon marker.
  • 12.5 pt font

Come and delight in the unexpected passion and personality that fill God’s Word.

Weight 2,0 kg
Dimensions 23,5 × 16,4 × 4,5 cm

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