- By Anonymous Eugene H. Peterson

The Message New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs (Bible)

  • Title: The Message New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs (Bible)
  • Author: Anonymous Eugene H. Peterson
  • ISBN: 9781576831205
  • Page: 178
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Message New Testament with Psalms and Proverbs Bible Written in the rhythms of today s language The Message expresses Scripture in the everyday language it was first written in This New Testament edition gives your Bible reading a unique perspective th

    Written in the rhythms of today s language, The Message expresses Scripture in the everyday language it was first written in.This New Testament edition gives your Bible reading a unique perspective the included books of Proverbs and Psalms add interesting insights.Whether you are reading the Bible for the first time or have been studying it for years, this Message New TesWritten in the rhythms of today s language, The Message expresses Scripture in the everyday language it was first written in.This New Testament edition gives your Bible reading a unique perspective the included books of Proverbs and Psalms add interesting insights.Whether you are reading the Bible for the first time or have been studying it for years, this Message New Testament is like a breath of fresh air.Includes Psalms and Proverbs.Trim size 6 x 9

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    1. I like the KJV for the poetry. But, really, it's Early Modern English poetry, which doesn't really have much to do with the actual New Testament. The thing I love about Peterson's translation which he calls "The Message" is that while it reads like Modern English, it still retains a poetic feel to it. Most modern translations feel very clunky to me, off-putting, awkward. Not this one. When I read John the Baptist's speech to the Pharisees, it's like I can really hear him saying it. Because no do [...]

    2. Peterson's translation does modernize the texts quite a bit. I found it easy to connect with my own life because the language was closer to what I was used to. However, there were not verse numbers which was bothersome when I wanted to jot down the exact verse. I typically read it side-by-side with my NIV version of "The Bible." Generally, the New Testament is easier to follow and connect with but I did take different things from Peterson's version than I did from the typical NIV version. For pe [...]

    3. Whatever your beliefs, this is the most interesting version of the Bible I've seen. Consider this oft quoted passage from First Corinthians 13:"Love doesn't want what it doesn't have. Love doesn't strut. Doesn't have a swelled head. Doesn't force itself on others. Isn't always 'Me first.' Doesn't fly off the handle. Doesn't keep score of the sins of others. Doesn't revel when others grovel."Gotta enjoy that!

    4. I don't recommend it because the translations seem to be taken out of context of what was intended in The New Testament and I have the version with Billy Graham's comments between each Book. A little too conservative for me.

    5. I love the verbiage of the Message and appreciate the NIV, ESV, AND CHB as well. I am not a poetic type of person and that is why the KJ and NKJ doesn't appeal to me.

    6. Wasn't sure how I'd feel about The Message version, but I really enjoyed going through familiar passages and seeing them in a new light.

    7. With partial success, changes the words of Scripture into the vernacular of a small portion of the wannabe hip young, white people of a segment of North America and successfully locks it firmly into that historical and cultural context. Already distorts the meaning of much if not most of the passages it covers and even this text standing on its own (distorted as it is and without comparing it to the nuances of the original languages or a very good English translation) will likely be unintelligib [...]

    8. It actually has been a few weeks since I finished this and went on to a different translation.But one thing that struck me in this reading was the sense of tension in the book of John. Virtually from the start, there is a tension between Jesus and the religious leaders, and it just builds and builds. Still, after spending more than a year with my daily reading mostly being in The Message, I'm glad to get back to my old standby, the New American Standard Bible, for a while.

    9. I read The Message in its entirety, not just the New Testament. I thoroughly enjoyed it for a quick read-through of the Scripture. I would not recommend this version for any detailed study of the Scripture because Peterson's contemporary language and use of euphemism obscures most verbal repetition and syntax. However, for simply reading and getting the sense of the whole, it was really fun.

    10. I had a non-electronic edition of this book long ago. It came out before the whole Holy Bible version.I find most of what I am interested in in this N.T. and Psalms version. I do own the whole H.B. in printed form but with this electronic version I seldom have to pull it off of the shelf.I particularly love what Peterson has done with the Psalms.

    11. Did you want to hear the Gospel in accord with today's culture? Are you interested in applying the Gospel to you life without a barrier of an antiquated language? Eugene Peterson clearly shares God's word, inspired, for this time. From Mathew to Revelation, find each book and chapter, sentence and word applicable to life in this day.

    12. A daily read. Inspirational and always shines the light of truth and the spirit of God in the pages. Illuminating. Pick any page and there is something of value and what I need to help me whatever the circumstance. Full of easy to read wisdom, solace, love and peace.

    13. I bought this version because I was hoping to get a simplified view of the Old Testament. Silly me - I ordered the wrong Testament. But I read it anyway and immediately got hooked. I'm not as big of a fan of the Psalms/Proverbs in this version, but really enjoyed the New Testament.

    14. A contemporary paraphrase of the new testament by a serious writer who is also a root language scholar. Very earthy, some part refreshingly so and others too much so. The Pauline letters seemed to work the best for me.

    15. Peterson did an excellent job on this one. It is refreshing to read next to the NIV. It gives a great view and take on the text.

    16. consistent go-backery. I love the way Peterson unpacks the old Biblical texts & sets them out there.

    17. I LOVE they way Peterson puts God's Word into our contemporary language. It makes me think from perspectives I have not before! I am ALWAYS currently reading this book!

    18. I have a pocket version and I don't go anywhere without it! The language resonates with me like no other translation. Love The Message!

    19. This is a book I should be reading at all times, I have no excuses. An easier read for me than the bible or should I say easier for me to understand.

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