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Re: Looking for a good study bible floatingbridge

Posted by Shes_InItForTheMoney on September 13, 2011, at 12:48:10

In reply to Re: Looking for a good study bible Shes_InItForTheMoney, posted by floatingbridge on September 13, 2011, at 12:18:58

Hey FB...

The Petterson "remix" is actually his work on translating the Bible back *directly* from it's Greek source. Here is a good paragraph that summarizes his work.

"While I was teaching a class on Galatians, I began to realize that the adults in my class weren't feeling the vitality and directness that I sensed as I read and studied the New Testament in its original Greek. Writing straight from the original text, I began to attempt to bring into English the rhythms and idioms of the original language. I knew that the early readers of the New Testament were captured and engaged by these writings and I wanted my congregation to be impacted in the same way. I hoped to bring the New Testament to life for two different types of people: those who hadn't read the Bible because it seemed too distant and irrelevant and those who had read the Bible so much that it had become 'old hat."

I forgot to mention, I think his other Bible version called "The Message.." has the old and new testament. That is the one I think you want.
The "remix" versions where ones that focused on giving teens a much easier read of the new testament.But, they are really good for adults too.

You can find a online copy of "The Message" (along with many other versions of the Bible) at

Jay :)

"Love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic and we'll change the world," ~Jack Layton 1950-2011




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