The Message Bible

Write Your Own Message Bible

What do I mean write your own Message Bible? First, The Message Bible is a paraphrase Bible written by Eugene Peterson.  I’ve often found myself gently saying, “It’s not a translation it’s a paraphrase” when references to The Message would come up. Many folks like The Message.  To a point that’s fine if it’s used for what it is, a paraphrase.  People have told me that it’s great to use during devotions though I wouldn’t recommend it for deep Bible study.  Actually, I don’t think you need to use The Message at all.  Let me explain.