“Wow, I hadn’t seen it that way.” New Bible versions by Eugene Peterson and Frank Ball, bring fresh insight. Words, word pictures, and verses…we are often familiar with, spring off the page. The reader will gasp with excitement!
Peterson captivates readers of the Bible in The MESSAGE, now Ball in Eyewitness: The Life of Christ Told in One Story also brings an exciting perspective of Scripture. Peterson and Ball reveal more about what Jesus felt, taught, and did.
The language used is refreshing. Ball comments, “The Eyewitness pays special attention to the context, making sure the meaning has been correctly rendered in easy-to-understand language.” This version is unique in that it is a chronological story, the life of Christ, using the Gospel of John as the timeline scaffold.
The Message, uses contemporary idiom or street language of the day. Peterson states: “The goal is not to render a word-for-word conversion of Greek to English, but rather convert the tone, and rhythm, the events, the ideas, into the way we actually think and speak.”
In this devotional blog, Scriptures quoted will be in italics. The plan is to publish weekly – usually Thursdays.