"And don't let anyone put you down because you're young. Teach believers with your life: by word, by demeanor, by love, by faith, by integrity. Stay at your post reading Scripture, giving counsel, teaching. And that special gift of ministry you were given when the leaders of the church laid hands on you and prayed -- keep that dusted off and in use." -- 1 Timothy 4:12
The Word of God is filled with wisdom and encouragement and lessons to be learned. The Message is a Bible that penetrates our hearts and minds, transforming us day by day into the person God desires us to be. Written in the same kind of language you use to talk with friends, write letters, and discuss politics, The Message preserves the authentic, earthy flavor and expressive character of the Bible. For more than 6 million readers, Eugene Peterson's unique style has opened up new understanding and insight into God's Word.