Title: The Message Compact (Leather-Look, Tan): The…
Publication Date: 2018
Binding: Imitation Leather
Book Condition: Good
About this title
Light for your path. Easy on your eyes. Read this Bible wherever life takes you.
Ready to guide you every step of the way, this compact edition slips easily into your bag, your briefcase, and your life.
The Message presents the Bible in stirring clarity, bringing your own journey into greater focus. Come and delight in the passion and personality that fill God’s Word.
What makes The Message the best reading Bible so special? Discover for yourself!
- Relax with the crisp, clear line-over-line layout
- Enjoy the one-column format you’re used to
- See the big picture with “The Story of the Bible in Five Acts” alongside charts and maps
- Keep your spot with the satin ribbon marker
- Set-apart verse numbers won’t distract your reading
- Compact, readable 6.6-point black type
Review: Readers 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.”
Whether it’s the poetry of the Psalms, the thundering tirades of the Old Testament prophets, or the ageless words of Jesus, Peterson breaths new life into timeless passages in this fresh-voiced paraphrase. –Cindy Crosby
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