Honestly, I was leary of getting a contemporary version of the Bible, but when my pastor recommended The Message I decided to give it a try. I'm glad I did. Eugene Peterson does a great job of interpertating the Bible in a modern vernacular eith out "jazzin' up scripture" which was what I was worried about.
Its too bad the entire Message Bible isn't available on audible.
This was actually told like a story and each section was summarized so that we were told what was going on in that time. I loved it
Enjoy Reading the Bible
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.
The Message is a decent alternative version of the bible in modern day english. However, a word of caution - don't base any of your theology on this as it is a very general and loose translation.
each one has its place, for the beginner, you need to here the message
wow loved Jesus, Peter is great, and seems just like people of today, John rocks, Paul really hits it out of the park, now i understand why so many people follow Jesus, no figure in history went thru so much , born in sub par conditions, did not care about titles or wealth,wonderful ...so glad i took such a little amount of time to give this one listen, now i think i will listen again....and again....great....
they all are just normal people , not like anything that you would imagine from church, just people who witnessed an amazing event, and shared it....people have it all wrong you don't have to give up anything , this really is the ultimate free gift....you do nothing, just accept...favorite scene,(hard to narrow it down) Jesus waiting around, and Lazarus dies, NOT....well sort of, you have to listen to understand,
i found my self very emotional and crying, i had to take it in small doses, its hard to see yourself and to compare yourself to ....Jesus....no wonder so many try to deny or just say it ain't so, he is either a liar, or a nut, or ................(add bright lights and trumpets here)
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.
An audible addict:)
I know the Author!! The real One
Well they did them all justice
no!!! To much information, have to read/listen then think about it, implement it. This is not a storybook, this is life changing. It is not a once off book anyway
The Message ranks high out of all the audiobooks I have listened to. Very easy to listen to.
The Everyday Bible was very monotone and hard to listen too. Fast talking and I did not like the voice. This was an audio on my regular Kindel. Same with all the audio books on the old kindels.
Jesus and Moses
The Word of God has been handed down through careful techniques - the scribes would work diligently to copy letter for letter for each manuscript reproduced. For the King James a pain staking effort was made to correctly translate the Bible from the original language into the language of that day. Now we have Eugene Peterson who retells the Bible in his own "Authoritative"? words as to what it should say. Reading the basics such as the beatitudes or the Lord's Prayer make me want to cry. It is a far cry from what the Word truely states.