Eugene H. Peterson: The Message New Testament

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

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.”

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