"God created the heavens and the earth- All you see, all you don't see Earth was a soup of nothingness a bottomless emptiness an inky blackness": First Edition of the Message; Lengthily inscribed by Eugene Peterson

  • The Message: The Bible In Contemporary Language.
  • The Message: The Bible In Contemporary Language.
  • The Message: The Bible In Contemporary Language.
  • The Message: The Bible In Contemporary Language.

The Message: The Bible In Contemporary Language.

$3,200.00

Item Number: 98995

Colorodo: Navpress, 2002.

First edition of the Message translation of the Bible. Octavo, original boards. Presentation copy, inscribed by Eugene Peterson on the half-title page, who has written out the opening verse of Genesis, “For John- The peace of our Lord Eugene H. Peterson 23 April 2015 First this: God created the heavens and the earth- All you see, all you don’t see Earth was a soup of nothingness a bottomless emptiness an inky blackness Genesis 1:1.” Fine in a fine dust jacket. Most rare and unique example.

The Message is a reading Bible translated from the original Greek and Hebrew Scriptures by scholar, pastor, author, and poet Eugene Peterson. Thoroughly reviewed and approved by twenty biblical scholars, The Message combines the authority of God’s Word with the cadence and energy of conversational English. "Wonderfully alive. The Message is full of surprises, excitement, and the ring of authentic human speech and feeling" (Frederick Buechner).

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