Well It was introduced to me by one of my uncles.
Trust me, It is an awesome book. A great paraphrased version of The Bible.
I know that many at times we
tend to not understand, or feel threatened by few old testament scriptures.
There have been days when I'd suddenly close my Bible seeing the harsh
prophesies. And there have been days when the scripture wasn't clear and not understandable.
And the solution lies in this " The Message by Eugene Peterson" .
My uncle says, " Somehow I feel lot spiritual when I read It". And this has been my experience too.
One section from Psalms which I read recently is this :
12 How blessed the man you train, God, the woman you instruct in your Word,
13 Providing a circle of quiet within the clamor of evil, while a jail is being built for the wicked.
14 God will never walk away from his people, never desert his precious people.
15 Rest assured that justice is on its way and every good heart put right.
16 Who stood up for me against the wicked? Who took my side against evil workers?
17 If God hadn't been there for me, I never would have made it.
18 The minute I said, "I'm slipping, I'm falling," your love, God, took hold and held me fast.
19 When I was upset and beside myself, you calmed me down and cheered me up.
The regular Bible doesn't have this version.
The book is available online too.
TRY IT, AND BE BLESSED