The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language was created by pastor, scholar, author, and poet Eugene Peterson who passed away in 2018 at the age of 85 years old. The Message falls on the extreme dynamic end of the dynamic and formal equivalence spectrum. Over the past 25 years, the various ‘‘Message’’ translations have sold, according to Rev. Peterson’s literary agency, more than 20 million copies. His books have been and remain popular with Christians of different traditions, from Catholics to Southern Baptists to members of some evangelical churches and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
I personally do NOT recommend “The Message” for general reading, nor especially for dedicated Biblical study, due to many liberties taken, some of which are specifically identified below.
The following links provide critical information pertaining to “The Message” rendering, for your consideration.
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!