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Read the Bible with surprise and delight in "The Message Catholic/Ecumenical Edition"! Eugene Peterson's original, vibrant style in "The Message" now includes William Griffin's translation of the deuterocanonical books Tobit, Judith, additions to Esther, 1 and 2 Maccabees, Wisdom, Sirach, Baruch, and additions to Daniel."The Message" is the Bible translated into fresh, compelling, faith-filled language for readers who love reading everything from biographies to great fiction. The Scriptures in "The Message" will come alive for you in ways like never before, and you'll hear more deeply what God is saying to you today.This Bible is meant to be read. Find your favorite spot to curl up and enjoy "The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition."
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EUGENE H. PETERSON is a writer, poet, and retired pastor. He has authored more than thirty-four books (not including The Message). He is Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Eugene also founded Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland, where he ministered for twenty-nine years. After teaching at a seminary, he created The Message, a vibrant Bible paraphrase that connects with today's readers like no other.Review:
Reading The Message is like walking into a familiar room where the furniture has been creatively arranged and the walls newly painted. --Joyce Rupp "The Message"
"The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition by Eugene Peterson can awaken us anew to the power and beauty of the Scriptures. It is a translation of the complete Bible, including the Deuterocanonical books, into contemporary language that feels as if it were written especially for and to us today. I have found The Message to be a valuable resource for my personal reading and prayer and for discussion with both my Catholic and my Protestant brethren." --Most Reverend Gerald E. Wilkerson Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Los Angeles
...The creation of this Catholic version, said Pape, was much encouraged by Greg Pierce, publisher of ACTA, a small, Catholic-oriented press in Chicago.
"I discovered The Message by accident some years ago," explained Pierce. "I ran across an art book that contained several incredible images from the New Testament in The Message translation. I was blown away. I began to use it in my writings and encouraged my authors to do the same."
Pierce's enthusiasm was matched by that of Alice Camille, a Catholic author, columnist and educator. "The translators have mined these familiar pages for their original gold, uncovering the humor buried in what normally sounds like church talk," she told NCR. "When I'm reading a passage from The Message, I always say, 'Wow!', 'Shucks' and 'Amen,' not necessarily in that order. It's the difference between reading an account in a newspaper versus hearing it from a good friend who was there."
Commented Franciscan Fr. Richard Rohr on the cover of the Catholic edition: "What an amazing prayer resource for preachers, teachers, students, seekers, and believers. Read and be inspired."
The Message translation is certainly not a literal one. It has been called an idiomatic translation, a paraphrasal translation, a rendering of the Bible using conversational language and figures of speech. Some critics have labeled it a "watered-down," distorted message, even a "comic book" Bible.... ---Robert McClory, National Catholic Reporter
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