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.

"In-between The Man and The Message"

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Hear what people love about The Message Bible.

"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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January Reading from The Message

Ecclesiastes reminds us that life is beautiful and fleeting. Don’t sit around waiting for life to happen to you, make it happen! You answer to God for your actions (or inaction); work hard and enjoy the life He has given you!  Be generous: Invest in acts of charity. Charity yields high returns. Don’t hoard your […]

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Your monthly reading from The Message

Enjoy a different reading from Scripture each month. Also includes insight from Eugene Peterson for each passage.

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