The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition
Eugene Peterson's The Message® is a fresh, compelling, insightful, challenging, faith-filled translation of the Bible into contemporary idiomatic American English and is first and foremost a reader's Bible. Eugene Peterson and William Griffin (translator of the deuterocanonical books) have made the Scriptures come alive again by translating them in a way that people can understand what God is trying to say to us today.
This Bible is meant to be read. The Message® is not meant to be a subsititue for your other bible translations. It is meant to sit next to them where you can pick it up and simply start reading. We hope it will send you back to your other translations with new insight and curiosity.
The College Study Bible
Now available exclusively from ACTA Publications, this wonderful 2006 version of the complete Bible, including the Imprimatur and the Deutero-Canonical books, uses the New American Bible translation and was created to meet the academic and spiritual needs of college students and anyone else who wants to really study the Bible. Includes introductory articles on how to read and understand the Bible, along with the Vatican Council II's Constitution and Divine Revelation. There as also introductions to each section of the Bible that are easy to understand and ninety short articles accompanying the text that address social concerns, life issues, and spiritual needs of students. Colorful maps, illustrations, photos, and charts provide a visual context to aid understanding, and additional study materials in the back of the Bible include a glossary of biblical terms and biblical art from various periods in history.
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.
It took Peterson ten years to complete The Message®. He worked not from any English text but from the original Hebrew and Greek texts to guarantee authenticity. At the same time, his ear was always tuned to the cadence and energy of the English spoken every day on the streets. He lives with his wife, Jan, in Montana.