The Message 10th Anniversary Reader's Edition (Hardcover): The Bible in Contemporary Language

The Message 10th Anniversary Reader's Edition (Hardcover): The Bible in Contemporary Language

by Eugene H. Peterson (Translator)

Hardcover(Anniversary Edition)

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It’s been ten years since NavPress brought you the full edition of The Message Bible. Now we are introducing a special limited-time edition Message 10th Anniversary Reader’s Edition.

Written in order to make the Bible’s meaning more understandable to modern readers, The Message was worked directly from the Greek and Hebrew texts into the idioms, images, and language people speak in their homes and workplaces. When paired with your favorite study Bible, this contemporary reader’s version offers deeper understanding of complex passages. And because it is formatted into a single column and has no verse numbers, it reads like a novel. Enhance your Bible reading with a new way of approaching Scripture that makes the miraculous, the tragic, and the triumphant stories of the Bible come alive in a new way.


  • Written directly from the Greek and Hebrew texts
  • Formatted in a single-column format
  • No distracting verse numbers
  • Serves as a great companion Bible to your study Bible
  • Set in 11-point type
  • Includes a ribbon marker

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617471469
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers
Publication date: 06/17/2011
Edition description: Anniversary Edition
Pages: 2272
Sales rank: 297,699
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.90(d)

About the Author

EUGENE H. PETERSON is a writer, poet, and retired pastor. He has authored more than thirty-four books (not including The Message). He is Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eugene also founded Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he ministered for twenty-nine years. After teaching at a seminary, he created The Message, a vibrant Bible paraphrase that connects with today's readers like no other.

It took Peterson ten years to complete. He worked not from any English text but from the original Hebrew and Greek texts to guarantee authenticity. At the same time, his ear was always tuned to the cadence and energy of the English spoken every day on the streets. He lives with his wife, Jan, in Montana.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love everything about this version of the Bible! The large print and format make it visually pleasant to the eye and easy to read. Eugene Peterson spent 10 years and consulted with over 20 Old and New Testament scholars in his effort to translate the Bible from the original Hebrew and Greek into very understandable, yet accurate, up-to-date English. Each section (i.e. Books of Moses, Histories, Prophets, etc) of the Bible as well as each individual Book is preceded by an Introduction. This helps to give an overview of what they're about as well as set the stage for what is happening at that particular time. I believe Peterson's goal was to have a Bible that people could easily read all the way through in order to just listen to what a God has to say to us. I have been a Christian for over 50 years, and have read and studied many parts of the Bible, but have never read any version of the whole Bible. I've always found it too difficult to just sit down and systematically read it all. I am now well on my way to not only reading The Message from beginning to end, but thoroughly enjoying it!