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The Daily Message

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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: (1) Discipleship Journal's "Book-at-a-Time" reading plan, (2) Inspirational words from

Kindle Edition, 1612 pages
Published (first published April 12th 2011)
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Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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An easy to read one-year Bible plan. It's not meant to be a direct translation, but allows one to follow a well laid out plan and complete a Bible reading in one year. One could take exception to Peterson's arrangement of Old Testament and New Testament placements (didn't really enjoy finishing out the year reading the Book of Revelation and Isaiah), but it's acceptable. It's also not for a serious study of the Bible.
Brandon H.
I can see why so many people like this Bible translation. It transforms the scriptures into popular, modern English making it easier to grasp and understand. I can also see why so many people hate it. There were times I felt that the author went overboard in translation and ended up making the text way too wordy. I also thought there were a few times where he overreached and mistranslated verses and made the text say things that the original authors didn't intend to say.

Another quibble - I read
Jeff Smith
Jan 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I had never read any of The Message prior to this. This version reads quite well and has a nice flow to it. There were some parts, however, where the translation/interpretation seemed off to me. I think it is a good overview of the bible giving the stories and history well but that some of the details are lacking. I wouldn't use this version for a thorough study but it is good as a daily read.
Dec 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Nonfiction. This is the first time I have read through the Bible in a single year. While I can appreciate the more modern wording found in the Message, I must be old-fashioned. I find new insights from reading different versions though and will continue to read multiple styles. Considering the Passion translation for 2019...
Linda Ehle
Dec 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this version

This was my second or third time reading through the Bible. I plan on reading the Daily Walk bible
next year.

Sharon Paavola
Mar 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reading the Bible daily makes a significant difference in my life in Christ, my understanding of God and His purposes, and my knowledge of what His word says to me. Each year that I read through the Bible, I grow in my love for others, see my frailties more clearly, and have more desire to do God's will.

This particular book uses the Message text with daily readings from the Old Testament plus a passage from Psalms or Proverbs or a New Testament passage and an old Testament one. It changes
Apr 17, 2013 rated it did not like it
I carefully listened to all 78 hours of the audio version of this book - focusing on the old testament since I had just completed the New Testament before this. While I had read the main stories in past years, I was surprised by the overall content. It is full of hardship, suffering, violence, sin, punishment, guilt, sexual perversion, slavery and murder. It is a book formed in a male dominated culture where women had an especially hard life. I encourage everyone to read or listen to the entire ...more
Jan 01, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Read as my daily devotions in 2014. I did not like there were no verses marked.
Jul 07, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Possibly the best devotional Bible I've ever read. Highest recommendation!
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Eugene H. Peterson was a pastor, scholar, author, and poet. For many years he was James M. Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also served as founding pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Maryland. He had written over thirty books, including Gold Medallion Book Award winner The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language ...more
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