Hear what people love about The Message
"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
(From "People of the Year. Bono," by Bozza, Anthony. Rolling Stone, (December 6-13, 2001). Copyright, 2001 Rolling Stone, LLC. All rights reserved. Reprinted by permission.)
"Seems like forever since I've picked up a Bible that made the stories so fresh and new. My name is on that long list of folks who love to read The Message. What a friend this Bible has become."
MAX LUCADO, PASTOR AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR
"In this crowded world of Bible versions, Eugene Peterson's blend of accurate scholarship and vivid idiom make this rendering both distinctive and distinguished. The Message catches the logical flow, personal energy, and imaginative overtones of the original very well indeed. It's a landmark and a triumph. Don't miss it!"
J.I. PACKER, AUTHOR OF KNOWING GOD
"The Message is so good it leaves me breathless."
MADELEINE L'ENGLE, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF A WRINKLE IN TIME
"Many years ago Eugene Peterson gave us a precious gift through his simple, yet eloquent rendition of Scripture in The Message Bible and I've always loved the way passages spring to life through his unique interpretations."
TRICIA RHODES, SPEAKER AND AUTHOR OF THE WIRED SOUL
"The Message offers vibrant language that awakens my heart to the wonders of God's Word again and again."
MARGARET FEINBERG, AUTHOR OF FIGHT BACK WITH JOY
Eugene's translation of the New Testament strikes me as wonderfully alive. The Message is full of surprises, excitement, and the ring of authentic human speech and feeling. My hope is that many will be moved as I was by its remarkable freshness."
FREDERICK BUECHNER, AUTHOR OF THE SON OF LAUGHTER AND GODRIC
"The Message is original and refreshing. Eugene Peterson has stayed true to the text and yet made it come alive for today's generation. I have already found myself using The Message when I speak."
JIM BURNS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE HOMEWORD CENTER FOR YOUTH AND FAMILY AT AZUSA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
"No modern rendering of the Bible has produced more clarity, authenticity, and maturity for this century's global movement of God's grace than The Message. Our team uses it every week."
DR. BRUCE MCNICOL, CEO, TRUEFACED; BESTSELLING CO-AUTHOR of THE CURE
"The Message is never far away. I take it with me everywhere I go. Eugene Peterson has translated God's Word into language so beautiful and understandable that it will cause you to fall in love with Jesus all over again. Dr. Peterson has put the cookies on the lower shelf—come and eat!"
MARK LOWRY, COMEDIAN, AUTHOR, SONGWRITER, AND SINGER