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Subject: The Message Bible
Date Posted: 3/29/2011 12:38 AM ET
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I have to admit I am amazed that I can't seem to get a Message bible here. Wow over 31 diffrent versions but I'm way back on most lists. LOL who would have thought. If anyone has some laying around post please. :)

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 9:49 AM ET
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Hello Laura,

I don't have a message Bible otherwise I would send you one.  I would just caution you that The Message translation is basically a guy putting the Bible into his own words.  It would only be something I look at to see what he (the translator) thinks.  I would not use The Message Bible as my "go to" Bible, just something to look at to get another perspective. 

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 10:47 AM ET
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LOL my Amplified is my standby for 30 years now. I read "The Book" when my kids were young and saw things in the paraphrase that I missed reading the Bible my normal way a line by line style.

I thought I would try "The Message" as a Grandma and read it as a novel.

My son's fav extra Bible is "The English" my husband loves KJ I know I have a Jerusalm and maybe 2 other translations. I don't understand why I never had a message show up here. :)

Thanks for the advice Brandon



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Date Posted: 4/7/2011 2:00 PM ET
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Awesome!  What a blessing to be reading the Bible for 30 years.  Have you had any luck finding The Message Bible yet?

Date Posted: 4/7/2011 6:05 PM ET
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LOL no, not used. Found it for for 30$ new at the Book store but not willing to put out that much for something I see as a one read. I hit some of the thrift stores in town today. I guess I'll have family in other towns peak at there used book stores.

Thanks for asking.

Date Posted: 4/8/2011 4:01 PM ET
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Wow, I am amazed with you at how hard it is to find a used Message Bible.  I pray that God would release one to you today!

Date Posted: 5/7/2011 8:14 PM ET
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Thanks Brandon S. got the Bible in the mail!

Date Posted: 5/9/2011 11:38 AM ET
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You are most welcome!  Thank you for the credit.  I hope you are enjoying The Message :)