The Message : The New Testament in Contemporary Language, Paperback

The Message : The New Testament in Contemporary Language Paperback

2.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: NavPress
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  • ISBN: 9781576834305



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It's useful in many circumstances, but in general I find the message to be a litlte goofy.

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So how does one rate the Bible?! If you want to read the Bible, I suggest you read it several times. Certainly Peterson's modern paraphrase helps get the ideas across, but it isn't the Bible. If you want to listen to an audio version (certainly assisted me in getting through that last book, Revelations), try and see if you can't find a different narrator. Doland takes an audible breath nearly every sentence, which I find offensive in a narrator. Good heavens, this isn't charity work! Then too, I found his soft voice irritating. It is difficult for me (obviously) to separate the book from the teller of the tale. However, I am glad I listened to it. My goal is to read many translations of the Bible...Peterson's is probably an important one to have long as one realizes that it isn't "the word of God."

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