Eugene H. Peterson is a pastor, scholar, writer, and poet. After
teaching at a seminary and then giving nearly 30 years to church
ministry in the Baltimore area, he created The Message-a vibrant
Bible paraphrase that connects with today's readers like no
It took him a full 10 years to complete. He worked not from any English text but from the original Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek manuscripts, to guarantee authenticity. At the same time, his ear was always tuned to the cadence and energy of contemporary English.
Peterson and his wife, Jan, now live in his native Montana. They are the parents of three and the grandparents of six.