Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Message 100 Bible Review
Why 100 Readings? Eugene Peterson has grouped the Scriptures into 100 content-related sections. I like the reflections that he has written to begin each reading because they help to set up the main idea. But be aware - this is not your typical devotional Bible. For someone like myself who would have a difficult time reading through the Bible in one year, I definitely would fail doing it within 100 days. In my opinion, these should not be thought of as "one-a-day" devotions, unless reading 17 pages of small print per day is something you have time to do! Instead, I would suggest setting a comfortable pace for YOU, and then just enjoying the added reflections from the pastor when they appear.
This is not a Bible to be used for in-depth study. There are no maps, footnotes, concordances, or indexes (other than where to locate the 100 readings and books of the Bible). This is a version for reading and reflecting. If you want to hear the Scriptures in a fresh, engaging way, I recommend The Message.
*I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale Publishers in exchange for an honest review.