You spoke, and NavPress listened. They've learned a lot about Bible publishing since the full Bible release of The Message
in 2002. They've heard from many loyal readers on what would make The Message
better. Verse numbers and a smaller, lighter size are only the beginning. The Message
numbered edition has over a dozen newly enhanced features you will love!
- 9 point text
- Single-column format
- Book Introductions
- Exclusively designed numbering system
- The Story of the Bible in Five Acts
- Books of the Old Testament Organized by General Order of Events
- Books of the New Testament Organized by General Order of Events
- 6 1/4" x 9 1/2" x 1"
Improved design and enhanced features make this version of The Message Numbered Edition the contemporary translation of choice. This regular size edition features handcrafted maps and charts and a satin ribbon marker. Trim size: 6 x 9 3/16.
Eugene H. Peterson is a pastor, scholar, writer, and poet. After teaching at a seminary and then giving nearly 30 years to church ministry in the Baltimore area, he created The Message-a vibrant Bible paraphrase that connects with today's readers like no other.
It took him a full 10 years to complete. He worked not from any English text but from the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek manuscripts, to guarantee authenticity. At the same time, his ear was always tuned to the cadence and energy of contemporary English.
Peterson and his wife, Jan, now live in his native Montana. They are the parents of three and the grandparents of six.
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