When author and pastor Eugene H. Peterson created The Message, he took the colloquial quality of the ancient Hebrew and Greek originals and put it into the American English that people use in their workplaces and around the house. What makes The Message a unique translation of choice is it is written in verse-numbered paragraphs in a single-column format, making it like a novel.
The Message Study Bible combines this best-selling contemporary translation with personal insights from Peterson's lifetime of studying the Word.
- 640 notes from the writings and sermons of Eugene H. Peterson
- Contemplative readings and prayers throughout the text
- Peterson's introductory essay "Reading the Scriptures"
- A comprehensive bibliography of Peterson's writings
- Peterson's biography and the complete list of translation consultants for The Message
- Blank pages for personal notes and reflections
- Written in American English
- Verse-numbered, single-column format, making The Message a true reading Bible