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The Message is not intended to replace study Bibles; instead its purpose is to bring God’s Word to those who don’t understand the Bible or have lost interest in learning what it has to say. Passages that seem familiar will come alive. Read The Message today and rediscover what God’s Word can do in your life.
- Single-column, verse-numbered paragraphs, which make The Message a reading Bible
- Large 12.5 print size
- Reference material with maps, charts, and timelines
- Section introductions
- Ribbon marker
- Silver page edges
- 9.50" x 7.25" x 1.75"
|Format: Genuine Leather|
Number of Pages: 1984
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 9.50 X 7.25 X 1.50 (inches)
Availability: In Stock
Text Layout: Single Column
Text Color: Black Letter
Ribbon Marker: Yes
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Connie J. Bremer5 Stars Out Of 5The Message large printJune 1, 2015Connie J. BremerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5i have been reading the bible for forty-seven years. at 20 my first bible was king james then twenty years later it was the new king james. now it is the new king james and the message. the message has no wiggle room. you rarely have to ask "what does that mean" if you have struggled and thought you needed a teacher...this bible is for you...it is not a paraphrased edition as some say. it was translated from the original texts. in fact all scripture is paraphrased in that you have to translate. the word paraphrase dictionary meaning....a restatement of a text or passage in another form or other words, often to clarify meaning...which is what a translation is. you will be thrilled...read it with your other bible...i've been reading this translation as it came out in separate books, as the translation progressed...i give it a 10. i only wish the large cheapest one came in a soft cover...as you cannot send a hard cover into prisons or jails.
FaithfireAge: 35-44Gender: Female1 Stars Out Of 5The Bible in contemporary language?!March 11, 2015FaithfireAge: 35-44Gender: FemaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1The message is not a Bible........ it is one man's suspect commentary on it, sure it's easy to read but the content is what we need to focus on. The message is a very poor paraphrase at best; some have called it heretical and I am inclined to agree. It is marketed to young people and new Christians who are the most impressionable in the faith . When you compare the message to other versions you see the dangerous omissions and insertions. such as Romans 8:35, 1 Timothy 1:10 or Romans 1:26-27. When you compare KJV, NIV and the message side by side you see the problem. I am not questioning the author's sincerity or making any attack on him personally but when you choose to take on the task of paraphrasing God's word you must handle with extreme care. John 10:30 "I and the Father are one". The message states "I and the Father are one in heart and mind". This brings a different meaning and context to it. Matthew 5:5 "Blessed are the meek for they shall inherit the earth" The message says "You are truly blessed when you are content with just who you are no more, no less". This is a totally un-Biblical statement and has nothing to do with the wider context of what Jesus was saying. This could be read be happy with who you are there is no need to seek to change. This was definitely not the premise of the beatitudes. My advice stay away from the message. Instead invest in the range of tools available to interpret the word of God such as a good Bible dictionary and Bible commentary and a good Bible.... The message is not it.
KATHY CASH5 Stars Out Of 5Very nice addition to my daily readingFebruary 2, 2015KATHY CASHQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This bible was better than I thought it would be. Good price, font size, well made, Such a nice addition to daily devotions.
mileenOntario, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5The MessageJanuary 28, 2015mileenOntario, CanadaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleThis was purchased for my daughter. She finds it easier to understand.
I enjoy reading my copy of the Message as well.
DeB4 Stars Out Of 5The Message BibleJanuary 26, 2015DeBQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I like The Message - but I would not want to give up my "real" Bible. This one is fun to read and get a different view (all most like slang - or modern lingo). But I do enjoy reading it.
Q: How large is this bible? This bible if for an elderly man who cannot hold a heavy book for very long. He requested something not too heavy.
This Bible is 9.50" x 7.25" x 1.75" and weighs about 3 pounds.
Q: I have a calfskin Bible and it is very soft and bendable, is this leather the same?
This premium leather cover is soft and flexible, but not as supple as a calfskin cover.
Q: It is a red letter edition?
No, this is a black-letter edition.
Q: What 'color' of genuine leather?
The color of the Bible will be black.
Q: Will this bible be the verse numbered edition? Thanks.
Yes, this will be a verse numbered edition. The pages will probably look similar to, if not identical to, CBD stock number WW838464.
Q: does it contain both the old and new testamets?
Yes, this Bible contains both the Old and New Testaments.