Setting the NASB and The Message together for the first time ever, this Bible allows you to instantly compare one of today's most literal word-for-word modern translation and Eugene Peterson's bestselling paraphrase. Imitation Burgundy Leather
If your translation of choice is the New American Standard Bible (NASB) and you appreciate The Message for the freshness and clarity it brings to your reading of the Bible then you'll love NASB/The Message Parallel Bible. Setting the NASB and The Message together for the first time ever, this Bible allows you to instantly compare one of today's most literal word-for-word modern translation and Eugene Peterson's bestselling paraphrase.
Designed to read like a letter from God, The Message presents Scripture the way it originally appeared, as a naturally flowing narrative. Using only the original Greek and Hebrew manuscripts, The Message’s creator, Eugene Peterson, began by setting the New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs in contemporary English, free of distracting verse numbers and stiff, formal language. The result has been a warm, highly readable paraphrase that reveals the richly personal nature of God’s Word. The Old Testament followed, and the complete Message Bible was released in 2002. Used in both public preaching and private devotions, The Message has captured the hearts of millions of readers, enriching their understanding of Scripture and deepening their faith.
The New American Standard Bible
In the mid-20th century, The Lockman Foundation saw the need for a new translation based upon the values that inspired the revered American Standard Version (ASV). Employing the same exacting word-for-word approach as the ASV, a world-class team of conservative translators and scholars drew on the strengths of its predecessor and on new Hebrew and Greek textual sources to produce an all-new translation. The New American Standard Bible (NASB) was released in its entirety in 1971, and was updated in 1995 to render it more understandable to modern-English readers. It is recognized as one of today’s most accurate word-for-word translation. The literal translation and bestselling paraphrase together in one volume