Author: Eugene H. Peterson
Publisher: NavPress Publishing Group
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Celebrate your moment. Life is full of highs and lows. The Message Bible has the words to carry you through each one. Words of comfort and celebration. Words of heartache and hope. Enjoy the gifts that life brings and a Bible that can express each moment.The Message is a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by scholar, pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson. Thoroughly reviewed and approved by 20 biblical scholars, The Message combines the authority of God's Word with the cadence and energy of conversational English.For the first time as a gift bible, The Message includes all these popular features! Personalize your Bible with the colorful presentation page. Find passages with The Message's unique verse-numbered paragraphs. See the big picture with "The Story of the Bible in Five Acts." Get your bearings with handcrafted maps, charts, and timelines. Use your Bible for years to come with its durable binding. Keep your place with a satin ribbon marker. Read The Message and fill your life with the unexpected passion and personality that fill God's Word.
Author: Eugene H. Peterson
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2006-09-03
Few Christian writers today bring scriptural truth into everyday life like Eugene Peterson. As the creator of The Message series, the 20-million-selling translation of the Bible in contemporary idioms, Peterson has helped overly-familiar passages to be rediscovered in surprising newness. Now he brings some of his most thought-provoking meditations into a concise and captivating collection of daily devotions.
The Message//REMIX is a reading Bible for youth that comes loaded with expanded book introductions, written for young people, that set the scene for the book. Verse-numbered paragraphs help readers track where they are in the chapter. Maps and charts help for easy reference. A topical index of issues students face help readers locate the appropriate Scripture reference.
Less than one inch thick, The Message Slimline is the skinniest Message Bible ever. Including The Message’s readable single-column format, the Slimline edition combines the best features of both books and Bibles to give you the ideal Bible-reading experience. The Message is a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by scholar, pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson. Peterson spent ten years working on The Message after teaching in seminary and preaching in churches for more than thirty years. It combines the authority of God’s Word with the cadence and energy of conversational English and was thoroughly reviewed and approved by twenty biblical scholars. The Message rouses long-time Bible readers from their sleepy routines and awakens in them a renewed desire to hear God speak. For new readers, The Message breaks the stereotype that the Bible is stodgy, stiff, and humorless. Open The Message Slimline and encounter God’s Word.
Author: Eugene H. Peterson
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date: 1997-06-27
Subversive Spirituality is a gathering together of articles written by Eugene Peterson over the past twenty-five years. Made up of occasional pieces, short biblical studies, poetry, pastoral readings and interviews, this book reflects on the overlooked facets of the spiritual life. Peterson captures the epiphanies of life with the pleasing pastoral style and inspiring depth of insight for which he is well known. Peterson describes his book this way: "The gathering of articles and essays, poems and conversations, is a kind of kitchen midden of my noticings of the obvious in the course of living out the Christian life in the vocational context of pastor, writer, and professor. The randomness and repetitions and false starts are rough edges that I am leaving as is in the interests of honesty. Spirituality is not, by and large, smooth. I do hope, however, that they will be found to be 'freshly phrased.'"
In Jeremiah 12:5 God says to the prophet, "If you have raced with men on foot and they have worn you out, how can you compete with horses? If you stumble in safe country, how will you manage in the thickets by the Jordan?" We all long to live life at its best—to fuse freedom and spontaneity with purpose and meaning. Why then do we often find our lives so humdrum, so unadventuresome, so routine? Or else so frantic, so full of activity, but still devoid of fulfillment? How do we learn to risk, to trust, to pursue wholeness and excellence—to run with the horses in the jungle of life? In a series of profound reflections on the life of Jeremiah the prophet, Eugene Peterson explores the heart of what it means to be fully and genuinely human. His writing is filled with humor and self-reflection, insight and wisdom, helping to set a course for others in the quest for life at its best.
This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her baby girl. Beginning with a meticulously researched account of this appalling double murder, Krakauer constructs a multi-layered, bone-chilling narrative of messianic delusion, polygamy, savage violence, and unyielding faith. Along the way he uncovers a shadowy offshoot of America’s fastest growing religion, and raises provocative questions about the nature of religious belief.
In The Pastor, author Eugene Peterson, translator of the multimillion-selling The Message, tells the story of how he started Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland and his gradual discovery of what it really means to be a pastor. Steering away from abstractions, Peterson challenges conventional wisdom regarding church marketing, mega pastors, and the church’s too-cozy relationship to American glitz and consumerism to present a simple, faith-based description of what being a minister means today. In the end, Peterson discovers that being a pastor boils down to “paying attention and calling attention to ‘what is going on now’ between men and women, with each other and with God.”
Author: Eugene H. Peterson
Publisher: Navpress Publishing Group
Release Date: 2014-10-16
With a smooth tan cover, this personal-size The Message Bible includes a topical concordance with more than 80 topics, including doubt, anger, love, and money. This Bible also features The Message’s unique verse numbering system along with study helps, charts, and maps.
The Daily Message is the perfect one-year reading Bible, allowing for both flexibility and time to let the readings soak into your heart and mind. Arranged into six readings per week, this simple, easy-to-do plan will revolutionize your daily quiet time with God. Features include:Discipleship Journal’s “Book-at-a-Time” reading planInspirational words from Psalms or Proverbs and thoughtful questions for deeper reflectionAlternative reading plans that allow you to start any day of the year and read at your own pace
Author: D. Michael MacKinnon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2016-03-15
A vision of the forty days Jesus walked the earth after the resurrection. Seventy years after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, in a poor, one room home built from stone, mud, and straw located just outside of Jerusalem, a frail old man tells his granddaughter and her husband of an amazing and miraculous secret. A secret that, because of fear, he kept to himself for decades. When he was an orphaned nine-year old street urchin on a street in Jerusalem, he had an encounter with a “bloody and beaten” man who was being forced to drag a heavy timber cross for His own crucifixion. The old man tells of what he witnessed first-hand of the lost forty days Jesus walked the earth.