Just in time for “X-mas,” Touching Wonder is a new book is based on The Message, which is NOT a translated Bible but an interpretation from Eugene Peterson, and which distorts God’s Word. As Raymond Clements points out,
“The Message Bible”…is actually not a Bible. It is a message from the enemy specially crafted to filter through a veil of Scripture so as to “deceive even the elect” (Mk. 13:22). Supposedly, The Message is harmless, just another translation in contemporary style, but one quick look should show anyone that it is a questionable paraphrase at best. SOURCE
Here’s what the publisher has to say about Touching Wonder:
To Eugene Peterson’s The Message Bible translation, John Blase adds his own storytelling voice, exploring the familiar events from multiple first-person viewpoints. What emerges is the intimate story of unlikely people—a frightened teenaged girl, a worried carpenter, a collection of senior citizens, a disillusioned young shepherd—meeting up with the divine as they bumble and stumble toward the realization that the little one just born is the One.
- The Message Bible: Perversion of God’s Holy Word (raymondjclements.wordpress.com)
- What kind of message is THE MESSAGE? (raymondjclements.wordpress.com)
- Is The Message Bible deceiving Christians?