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Advantages: Doesn't patronise, is a mostly accurate translation
Disadvantages: Americanised, some other minor issues covered in the review

Here is the second bible on the list - aren't you just thrilled to hear the outcome? If it helps - it wasn't half as bad as the last one...and so we come to 'The Message', which has a similar aim, if not style, to 'The Word on the Street'. (Background by ...

Secre 06.08.2008 · Read full review
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A somewhat distorted Message.

Advantages: Easy to read.
Disadvantages: Not the full account.

This review is on The Message Bible, which is a contemporary version of the Bible as we know it. However, it is also one of many modern translations of the Bible - but this is one that I have yet to really fully get on with, as I am sure we shall soon see ...

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A Message For Our Times

Advantages: Easy to read and understand
Disadvantages: Difficult to refer to a particular passage as individual verses are not annotated

I bought my copy of The Message shortly after it was first published in the UK in 1993. The version I have is headlined as "The New Testament in Contemporary Language", and it encompasses all 27 books of the New Testament. This version is laid out li ...

Valliann 28.10.2004 · Read full review
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Accompanyment to the Bible

Advantages: Helps you understand the gist of the Bible
Disadvantages: Has lost some of the meaning in "translation"

The Message is really great book. It is of course not as good as the Bible, but it is a useful read for those that find some of the language in the Bible hard to understand what is meant. It is a book that should be read along side the Bible, not on it's ...

alangmead 12.11.2000 · Read full review
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Common Language translation of NT writings

Advantages: Easy reading
Disadvantages: Perhaps difficult to reconcile with King James English versions

The New Testament of the Bible is written in 'common' Greek, not the classical variety. It was the language of the ordinary people of the day, and language that Paul the Apostle would have known and spoken fluently. It was the lingua franca of the time. ...

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