When author and pastor Eugene H. Peterson created The Message, he took the colloquial quality of the ancient Hebrew and Greek originals and put it into the American English that people use in their workplaces and around the house. What makes The Message a unique translation of choice is it is written in verse-numbered paragraphs in a single-column format, making it like a novel. The Message Study Bible combines this best-selling contemporary translation with the NIV translation. Contains NIV Study notes and personal insights from Peterson’s lifetime of studying the Word.
If your translation of choice is the New International Version (NIV), and if you appreciate The Message for the freshness and insight it brings to your reading of the Bible, then you’ll love the NIV/The Message Parallel Bible. The New International Version (NIV) is accurate, readable, and clear, yet rich with the detail found in the original languages, while The Message is treasured by countless people for the way its contemporary language illuminates ageless truths. By setting these two versions together, this parallel Bible allows you to instantly compare the NIV, today’s most popular modern-English Bible translation, and Eugene H. Peterson’s bestselling paraphrase, The Message.
- Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV)
- The story-like flow and conversational style of The Message
- Foreword from Eugene H. Peterson, author of The Message paraphrase
- Double-column format
- tutone leatherlike cover
- Ribbon marker
- 9-point type size