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Recently, I was looking for a pocket volume of the Proverbs. I poked around on Amazon and didn't find much, but I did come across a small book based on Eugene Peterson's "The Message" paraphrase. At three-and-a-half bucks, it seemed like an easy decision. At 112 pages and about the size of a standard photograph, this one was the perfect size. I can slip it into my pocket to bring with me. Although, not my traditional translation, Peterson's rendering of the Proverbs packs a real punch. For examp ...more
Eugene H. Peterson is a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. For many years he was James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College. He also served as founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. He has written over thirty books, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language a contemporary translation of t ...moreMore about Eugene H. Peterson...