Yes. I listen to it when I can for a better feel of the history of the early church and their teachings.
good, consistent, understandable,
Listening to the audio is a good experience with a great message and very good narrator.
But finding the book, chapter and verse is abysmal. There needs to be some type of indexing and navigation to at least find the beginning of the books of the bible and preferably the chapters as well. The only thing you can do now is guess which Part and Chapter a book of the bible begins in and listen until you can confirm it.
This system makes it useless for specific reference bible study.
The Message is truly inspirational and completely catches the listener off guard. Many translations of the Bible leave many people wondering about the understanding or meaning of what they read. The Message brings these difficult understandings and meanings to life in today's vernacular. It speaks in an understanding that allows insight to any individual who opens their heart and mind.
Come on with this guy! Was he whispering, hoarse, or in terrible need of a glass of water? I tried slowing it down, speeding it up, listening through headphones underwater, broadcasting it through a bull horn. Nothing made this guys voice work for me! Mr.Intensity made it hard to get to the meat of a great version of the New Testament.
This version of the New Testament makes me feel wonderful in my soul. I can understand more clearly what God is speaking to me . Thank you !!
The story and performance are great, but navigating this book was very difficult! The chapter heading music was much too long, and there was no way to view what chapter you are in (eg., Mark, Chapter 1). Thus, I bought it, but rarely listen.
I like Eugene Peterson's books, and I like 'The Message', but it's boring to listen to. The narrator just doesn't know how to hold a listener's attention. Try 'The Listener's NIV Bible' or, even better, Wangerin's 'The Book of God'.
I love the flowing idiom of this paraphrase of the Bible. The unique achievement of every day tone and a steady translation from Greek to English communicates successfully. A fresh breath!
I like the way the Message flows, and challenges you to look at Scripture & its stories with a fresh ear. However, superficially, I found the narrator's inflections not so fresh, but redundant, making it monotonous after the first 45 minutes or so. I'd hate for this to hinder someone from hearing The Message and its life-changing truths, and its introduction to the man, yet God named Jesus, but I'm hoping to find the Bible on audible that makes me want to come back to it with more enthusiasm. Hearing scripture in general is a GREAT way to learn, remember, and incorporate it into daily life.