The Essence of THEMESSAGE
Discover 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.)
"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 Peterson brought the Scriptures to life with The
Message. Up until three years ago, I had never read through the entire Bible. To be honest, it just didn’t
keep my interest until I read The Message. Eugene has breathed new life into me as I begin my
fourth year of reading through The Message Bible.”
DAVE DRAVECKY, FORMER
PITCHER FOR THE SAN FRANCISCO GIANTS
"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
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
FREDERICK BUECHNER, AUTHOR OF THE SON OF LAUGHTER AND GODRIC
"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
"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."
SPEAKER AND AUTHOR OF THE WIRED SOUL
"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
"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 so good it leaves me
MADELEINE L'ENGLE, AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR OF A WRINKLE IN TIME
"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