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Many people assume that a book about 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. The Message brings the life-changing power of the New Testament, the vibrant passion of the Psalms, and the rich, practical wisdom of Proverbs into easy-to-read modern language that echoes the rhythm and idioms of the original Greek and Hebrew. Written in the same kind of language you’d use to talk with friends, write a letter, or discuss politics, The Message preserves the authentic, earthy flavor and the expressive character of the Bible’s best-loved books. 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 power and directness that motivated its original readers to change the course of history so many centuries ago.

Author Bio

Eugene Peterson, born in East Stanwood, Washington in 1932, is an author and former college professor and pastor. He is a graduate of the Biblical Theological Seminary in New York (now New York Theological Seminary) and holds a Master’s degree in Semitic Languages from Johns Hopkins University. In 1962 he became the organizing pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) in Bel Air, Maryland where he pastored for several decades. After retiring from Christ Our King, Peterson taught for five years at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He then retired to the state of Montana where he had grown up and where he continues to write. He is especially well-known for his paraphrase of the Bible from the original languages: The Message.