The Message - Eugene H Peterson

The Message

By Eugene H Peterson

  • Release Date: 2006-05-22
  • Genre: Bible Studies
Score: 4
From 144 Ratings


Language changes. New words are formed. Old words take on new meaning. There is a need in every generation to keep the language of the gospel message current, fresh, and understandable—the way it was for its very first readers. That is what The Message seeks to accomplish for contemporary readers. It is a version for our time—designed to be read by contemporary people in the same way as the original koin Greek and Hebrew manuscripts were savored by people thousands of years ago.


  • God's Word in modern text

    By Radman2u
    Easy to read. May lose some of the famous verses we know from KJ. But easy to spend time with.
  • Prepare to be annoyed

    By Vicky the Archivist
    It's no substitute for one of the authoritative translations and it's definitely not a study Bible. It's far and away the best of the common speech renderings but almost useless without chapter and verse searching. Fix that and it's worth 5 stars.
  • The Message

    By Geo Mac 1932
    Not being able to select chapter & verse makes this book useless for bible study. You should issue refunds to all who bought this book.
  • The Message Bible

    By Barb410
    Why does the table of contents just go to Kings? It's very difficult to get to the book of the Bible you want after that. Would be great if it had the table of contents for the entire book. Can this be fixed?
  • Message Bible

    By Nbuch23
    The content is great! The downside is that you can't do a search by chapter-you have to keep flipping until you reach your desired verse (not good).
  • Message bible

    By Jruizsf
    Mr. Peterson great job, God did inspire your translation efforts. Thanks God Bless you Joseph Ruiz