God Draws Us Into THEMESSAGE

In memory of Eugene Peterson, a guide as well as a fellow traveler.

Eugene Peterson lived the joy of the Christian life. Intent on sharing it with others, he found himself translating the Bible for his congregation. A scholar of the Greek and Hebrew languages, Peterson worked to get the ancient text in their language while being true to the Bible's original languages. Peterson never tired of sharing the invitation that is God’s Word.

"A Life Well Travelled"

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"There's a translation of the Scripture that this guy Eugene Peterson has undertaken. It has been a great strength to me. He’s a poet and a scholar, and he’s brought the text back to the tone in which the books were written."
BONO, LEAD SINGER OF U2

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Writing THEMESSAGE

Meet the pastor committed to seeing his congregation read the Bible.

Eugene Peterson

Eugene Peterson scholar, pastor, author, and poet has written more than thirty books including As Kingfishers Catch Fire, Run with the Horses, and A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. For his work on The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language, Peterson received the prestigious ECPA Gold Medallion Book Award.

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The End of Death-as-the-End for Eugene Peterson (1932–2018)

We know that when Jesus was raised from the dead it was a signal of the end of death-as-the-end. Never again will death have the last word. —Romans 6:6-11, The Message “I’ve always liked Billy Sunday’s formula for the ideal Christian life,” Eugene Peterson wrote in the opening lines of his book Living the Resurrection. […]

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The Message Large Print
Enjoy the surprising clarity of The Message . . . with a font size to match. The one-column layout and 12.5 point text size make it especially easy on the eyes.
The Message Full Size
Come and delight in the unexpected passion and personality that fills God's Word. The Message combines the authority of God's Word with the cadence and energy of conversational English.
The Message: SOLO Women's Devotional
Each reading in this devotional opens your heart to hear God's voice. Start anytime, and go at your own pace. More editions available.
The Message//REMIX
A reading Bible for youth that comes loaded with expanded book introductions, written for young people, that set the scene for the book. Also includes maps and topical concordance.
The Message 100 Devotional Bible
Here in The Message 100 is the whole Bible—every single, moving word of it—laid out in 100 readings and arranged to reflect the unfolding story.
The Message Personal Size
This personal size edition of The Message comes with a topical concordance, allowing you to look up Scriptures on today's most relevant topics.
The Message Deluxe Gift Bible
Life is full of highs and lows. The Message has the words to carry you through each one. Words of comfort and celebration.
The Message Scribe Bible
Find space in The Message Scribe Bible to record and remember what God has done in your life. This journaling Bible is a great edition to anyone's collection.
The Message Canvas Bible
Center your heart and mind on the story of God with The Message Canvas Bible as you color nearly 300 hand-drawn illustrations and Bible verses.
The Message Compact
The Message Gift and Award Bible
The Message is now available in a low cost, softcover edition. A great Bible for confirmation, baptism, graduation, or other special occasions.
The Message Devotional Bible