The Message Prayerful Reading Bible Sampler - Flipbook - Page 39
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“It’s not my book.”
EUGENE H. PETERSON
Eugene H. Peterson was a pastor, scholar, writer,
and poet. After teaching at a seminary and then
giving nearly thirty years to church ministry in the
Baltimore area, he created The Message: The Bible in
Contemporary Language—a vibrant Bible translation
that connects with today’s readers like no other. It took Eugene a full ten
years to complete. He worked from the Greek and Hebrew texts to ensure
authenticity. At the same time, his ear was always tuned to the cadence
and energy of contemporary English.
Eugene wrote more than thirty books, including As Kingfishers Catch Fire,
Run with the Horses, and A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. For his work
on The Message, he received the prestigious ECPA Gold Medallion Book Award.
Eugene served as Professor of Spiritual Theology at Regent College in
Vancouver, BC, retiring in 2006. He spent his final years in Montana with his
beloved wife, Jan.
For more about Eugene and The Message, visit messagebible.com.