This bold retelling of Luke 1-2, based on Eugene Peterson's Message translation, reads like a novel and invites readers to experience the Nativity with fresh wonder. To Eugene Peterson's The Message Bible translation, John Blase adds his own storytelling voice, exploring the familiar events... read more
“...slack-jawed expressions of wonder.”
“But unlike that old priest's, hers was not the doubting of a skeptic but rather the wondering of a child.”
“The weary world pleaded for power. I chose weakness.”God
“He came as all men come, bathed in the lifeblood of His mother. His conception was divine. His birth was of the earth.”God
“A glorious beginning had leveled off to an ordinary middle. There were no more angels or prophecies or leaping wombs.”Mary
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