My youth pastor uses the message bible, and today, I decided to do some research on it. I used this website: http://www.av1611.org/kjv/mmess_bible.html Read it if you want. I had already done some research before, and from my previous research, I found that the message watered down the truth of God and that the author took many liberties when writing the book. It is a "dynamic translation" meaning that it is paraphrased. But today, I found out some more. The message bible contains many new age terms in it. Some examples are: the One, age after age after age, and more. I suggest that you read the article to learn more. Another thing to mention is that this bible uses very vulgar phrases and misuses words such as hell. I suggest that you do not use the message bible for these reasons, and also that you read this entire article for more information. P.S. I know that this post seemed very brief and mediocre, but I am entirely serious with all that I say.