The Message is a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by scholar, pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson. Thoroughly reviewed and approved by twenty biblical scholars, The Message combines the authority of God’s Word with the cadence and energy of conversational English.
What makes The Message the best reading Bible? Discover for yourself. Feel the impact of a Bible translated into conversational English. Find passages with The Message’s unique verse-numbered paragraphs. See the big picture with “The Story of the Bible in Five Acts,” alongside handcrafted timelines and charts. Come and delight in the unexpected passion and personality that fill God’s Word.
Too expensive . Should be subsidized. It is the WORD that should be propagated far and wide. !
This version has great potential; however, it is not working well on my iPad. The search function is not working at all and after accessing the table of contents once, which if it worked consistently would be great, I was not able to get back to it so that I could switch between the Old and New Testaments and various books/chapters within each without having to scroll through all of the prior books and chapters starting at Genesis. I truly hope they come up with a fix to this bug because $16.99 is way too much to pay for an ebook that doesn't work properly. If it worked as it is supposed to, the enhancements which this version has would be worth it.
Missing the end of every chapter
The end of every chapter in every book of this Bible is missing! Very frustrating since I do the Bible reading for our Wednesday night bible study. Now I'll have to buy another one through Amazon's Kindle store. 😟