Not many books have such influence on every aspect of human as the Holy Bible. The Bible is the foundation of Christianity, as well as the most basic guide on moral human behavior. It unites hope, faith and God’s word into a tale of events so powerful, that it has altered history and the way human society functions today. Since it’s the most read and translated book in the history of books, its influence is very apparent. There are many versions of the Holy Bible, but one that is certainly most transparent and can be easily read and understood nowadays is The Message.
In this article I’m going to make a brief The Message Bible review. The contemporary idiom keeps the language of the Bible fresh and current, and very understandable. While the original texts and manuscripts were written in Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic, depending on the methods of translation, there are dynamic, formal and paraphrased versions of the Bible. By making use of both the paraphrased and dynamic approach, The Message offers great insight in a way that’s easy to read and very understandable and it provides a unique reading experience. The literal translations of the authentic texts can be found in the formal translations, which try to be as accurate and precise and accurate as possible, while still making use of the word-for-word approach.
By trying to better capture the meaning of the initial manuscripts, using more contemporary wording, to ensure it sounds “more English”, The Message is simple to understand and doesn’t give much attention and detail to the literal meaning as the formal Bibles do. The main goal of The Message is to bring the words of God closer to the people in a friendly and understandable manner, while providing a unique perspective regarding the story of the Bible. It’s written to be more accessible and comprehensible, while still displaying the original teachings and meanings of the Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek original scripts.
The writer of The Message is the pastor and scholar Eugene H. Peterson, who has written more than 30 books. The book includes charts and maps that will help you get a better understanding of when and where important biblical events took place.
Hopefully The Message Bible review gave you some insight of what to expect from the book, and why it’s so popular among Christians nowadays. I feel like every Christian should give it a try, especially if they found one of the original Bibles to be very opaque and not being able to get the message through to the reader.