FEATURES: " Unique Distressed Leather-Look Hard Cover " Verse Numbers, an exclusively designed numbering system that's distinct to The Message " New Portable Size " Study Helps and charts that enhance the big picture of Scripture Written in the rhythms and idiom of contemporary language--the way you'd talk with friends, write a letter, or discuss politics--The Message Personal Size brings out the expressive, earthy flavor of the original biblical text. Which means that, whether you've been reading the Bible for years or are exploring it for the first time, The Message will startle and surprise you. And it will allow you to experience firsthand the same relevance and directness that motivated its original readers to change the course of history many centuries ago. "Seems like forever since I've picked up a Bible that made the stories so fresh and new. My name is on that long list of folks who love to read The Message. What a friend this Bible has become." -Max Lucado, author of Come ThirstPeterson, Eugene H. is the author of 'Message The Bible in Contemporary Language, Numbered Edition', published 2007 under ISBN 9781600061516 and ISBN 1600061516.