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The Invitation: A Simple Guide to the Bible
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The Invitation: A Simple Guide to the Bible


NavPress 2008

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Simply profound. That’s how millions of readers have responded to The Message, Eugene H. Peterson’s best-selling contemporary translation of the Bible—and to Peterson’s accompanying personal insights into God’s Word. In fact, many readers requested that those insights—Peterson’s heart-to-heart introductions to each biblical book of The Message—be gathered together into a concise, easy-reading overview of the Bible.

The result is The Invitation, a simple guide to the Bible written not for the scholar (though scholars have asked for it) but for today’s man and woman. You’ll find a refreshing perspective on the key premises, promises, and provisions of God’s Word. You’ll discover its surprises. And you just might rekindle your desire to invest more time reading, learning, and growing from the world’s most precious Book.

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Key Features

  • Contains Eugene Peterson’s introductions to each book of The Message
  • Presents the Bible in five acts: creation, the fall, Israel, Jesus, and the new people of God
  • Emphasizes the importance of Bible-reading


  • On Reading the Scriptures
  • The Bible of Surprises
  • The Story of the Bible in Five Acts
  • The Old Testament
  • The Books of Moses
  • The History Books
  • The Wisdom Books
  • The Prophets
  • The New Testament

Product Details

  • Title: The Invitation: A Simple Guide to the Bible
  • Author: Eugene H. Peterson
  • Publisher: NavPress
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 201

About Eugene H. Peterson

Eugene H. Peterson is a writer, poet, and retired pastor. He has authored more than 34 books (not including The Message) and is a contributing editor for Leadership Magazine. He is emeritus professor of spiritual theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Peterson also founded Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he ministered for 29 years. He lives with his wife, Jan, in Montana.

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