Eugene H. Peterson: The Message New Testament

The Message New Testament

Tyndale, 2022

By Eugene H. Peterson

WHO: Eugene H. Peterson, a pastor, scholar and author. 

HE SAYS: “The Bible is not only written about us but to us.”

THE BIG IDEA: This paraphrase of the New Testament shares the story of Jesus and the early church.

THE PROGRESSION: Part 1, “Good News: Unforced Rhythms of Grace,” tells the story of Jesus and includes the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Part 2, “Acts and Letters: Seen and Heard,” explores the early church by covering the rest of the New Testament up to the book of Revelation, which is contained in Part 3, “Oracle Words: The Water of Life.” 

“The Bible is given to us in the first place simply to invite us to make ourselves at home in the world of God.”

Eugene Peterson
Eugene Peterson

Eugene Peterson (1932–2018) was James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also served as founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. In addition to his widely acclaimed paraphrase of the Bible, The Message (NavPress), he has written many other books.