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This compact edition of The Message New Testament makes a great gift for a new believer and is easy to carry for personal use.
The Message New Testament lets today's contemporary readers dive into the Scripture. Eugene H. Peterson has presented God's Word in the everyday language it was first written in.
Trim size: 4 3/16 x 6 7/8
The Message New Testament
Trim Size: 4 3/16 x 6 7/8
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This is an amazing accurate presentation of jesus style in a non institutional way. It is obvious to true followers that Jesus would never condone the type of religious franchise institutions that exist today.
12/30/2007 6:56:00 PM
The Message is just so full of life! The Bible is not meant to be a dead book, its the living Creator of the Universe's word to us, and by putting the Bible into relevant and exciting language, we do not lose the vibrant, radical, loving spirit that it was written in. I highly recommend it.
9/20/2006 3:50:00 AM
No, the Message is great
As Im running a 20s-30s group - its really going to be a major help - especially when there's evangelical services happening. What, would I give a newly saved (amen!) 20something a NKJV bible ? Yuk! They're going to read it and think, well look at this, its all olde traditional language.
However, give them the Message - and what a reaction, they'll read it and see that it's the same Bible, but written in today's language - snap! perfect fit every time !
Im going to buy it tomorrow !
12/30/2005 12:18:00 PM
Having been introduced to Christ through the KJV and then moving on to the NIV,The Williams Translation and Good News for Modern Man, I find this paraphrase just as acceptable. I do not like some areas, but many times it speaks the same language that I do when explaining a passage.
12/30/2004 12:31:00 PM
I'm buying four
I read a small portion of this new version at a Bible site and it gave me an exciting insight into the passage that I'd never thought of before. We own several scholarly, officially sanctioned translations, a Bible dictionary, and umpteen study guides. Now that we don't drag our college-aged kids to Sunday School, do they look at them? No. I remember as a teen that my love for Scripture was ignited by the old "Good News for Modern Man" bound in a small denim cover with a blue jean style pocket on the cover. Maybe after I give my girls the pocket versions of this modern, readable "translation" (or whatever you want to call it), they'll find themselves diving into The Word regularly. The scholarly stuff will be waiting for them when they are ready for it.
12/3/2004 4:33:00 AM
Jesus Didn't Speak Old English
I'm sorta entertained by those who are so upset with the modern rendering of the bible. I was raised early in life to have a respectful view of the bible and I'm also fairly knowledgeable about the bible. I found this translation refreshing and down to earth. I try to imagine Jesus speaking to the poor and downtrodden in Old Shakespearean like English and it just has never really authentically worked for me. I never realized that fully until I read The Message. For anyone who especially does not have an interest in the bible I recommend this translation. I believe it will ignite a spark in you. You may just want to read other versions later as well to deepen your knowledge. For you "pureists" out there remember that in the old days many could not even read but for stained glass stories. How's pictures for a "translation?" Get real.
11/27/2004 3:23:00 PM
Awesome and Cool!
I believe this is one of the best translations ever, as I see young people starting to read the Bible when they are introduced to "The Message". I know we old fogeys like me are upset because we cant find "John 3:16" in The Message. But if one young person finds the Jesus of John 3:16, "Praise The Lord".
10/28/2004 6:12:00 AM
Please Don't Bother With It
I am concerned with the flippant disregard for the true words of our Lord as presented in this paraphrase. It is not a true translation and my concerns also extend to pastors and authors who refer to it as such. A much better translation to read and study would be the NKJV. It is not necessary to 'dumb down' the Bible to make it understandable. This book insults my intelligence as well as others I have spoken to.
7/21/2004 2:05:00 PM