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Benevolent Beliefs

Advantages: Clear thinking, positive and open-minded viewpoints about God, thought-provoking
Disadvantages: Would be hard to read at one sitting, unlikely to appeal to those who would most benefit from it

BRIAN MCLAREN Brian McLaren is a popular Christian writer in the US who has - probably rather to his dismay - become a highly controversial figure in some circles recently. I first heard of him mentioned some years ago, not always positively, as one ...

Kukana 01.04.2013 · Read full review
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Review of A Generous Orthodoxy - Brian McLaren

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Stories ancient and modern...

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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Review of The Message - Eugene Peterson

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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 ...

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Review of The Message - Eugene Peterson

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