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The Message Bible: Eugene Peterson's Masterpiece Helps You Understand the Word of God!

Updated on June 12, 2012

Struggling to Understand

Do you ever wish you had someone who could help you understand the bible better? Someone who could bring the bible to life? Do you desire to truly understand God's Word? The Message Bible is by far one of the best sources out there to help you understand and get to the heart of God's message. It's written in plain English with no complicated jargon. It is very important to point out that his "paraphrase" bible was never meant to replace the bible as we know it. It is meant to help you understand the bible in an easy to read format along side other versions. His bible is available with parallel translations of the NLT, NIV and NASB to name a few. His sincere desire to help others understand what God is trying to convey is a true blessing.

The bible is a road map to life!

Everyone you know and everyone you will ever meet in life can be found in the bible. The reason I say that is because no matter how much time goes by, human nature never changes. Good and evil have been present since Adam and Eve and they will be present until the end of the world. God's eternal message will stand for all eternity.The bible is a collection of not just the history of God's people, but also a valuable resource of lessons, trials and instructions on life as we know it. God doesn't leave anybody out. He helps us understand how we are all interconnected. Life is one long series of connections and God's bible enables you to better understand why we are here, what are purpose is and above all else, to love one another as he has first loved us.

When we fail to connect with one another, we fail to understand God's message of love. We were created by God to have a relationship with him through his one and only son, Jesus. Reading the bible will enrich your life and help you see that you are not here by accident. You are a beautiful child of God who is worthy of his love and guidance. God is love. His Word will stand forever long after the world fades away. For those who strive to understand God's Word over time, they will acquire a deep sense of inner peace that will take over their mind, body and soul through the help of the Holy Spirit. It is important to remember that words are only a part of the connection to the soul because it also takes commitment, love, fellowship and a desire to understand. The meaning behind the words in the bible speak volumes about life and will stand the test of time forever. Start reading the Message for a deeper understanding of God's Word and how his son died on the cross for you and you will never regret it.

Who is Eugene Peterson?

Eugene Peterson has been a pastor for over 35 years and his desire was to help people understand the Word of God so he took the entire bible and wrote it in a wonderful easy to understand manner. He knew that there were many people who had a copy sitting in their house, but didn't really take the time to sit down and read it. His goal was to make you pick it up and not only read it but really be able to walk away understanding what you read with modern English. He is not only a pastor, but also a scholar and a poet. He has helped the Bible come to life for those who would otherwise have a hard time understanding it. He retired in 1991. He will forever be remembered as a man who not only cared about God's Word, but wanted to reach out and share God's Word! Below is a wonderful clip of the man behind the masterpiece!

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    • Samantha Gold profile image

      Samantha Gold 5 years ago

      Great Hub. I like how you stated that "Everyone you know and everyone you will ever meet in life can be found in the bible." So true.

    • Johan Smulders profile image

      Johan Smulders 5 years ago from East London, South Africa

      Interresting view on Christianity and its relevance today, many have translated the Bible into the language of the people, Martin Luther and Wycliffe and today it will be interresting to read this new effort. On my bucket list!