Eugene Peterson, author of ‘The Message’ and pastor to other pastors, dies at age 85

“He is best known for “The Message,” his popular paraphrase of the Bible in contemporary language that made the Bible accessible to many Christians. Altogether, he wrote more than 30 books, including his 2011 memoir “The Pastor” and the Christian classic, “A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.”…” – via Religion News Service