The NIV and 'The Message' set in a clean, easy-to-read parallel design is the perfect combination for readers who enjoy viewing the scriptures from a variety of angles. The NIV is the most read, most trusted English-language translation in the world today. Its academic acceptance is unparalleled among contemporary translations. The Message is a fast-growing, popular 'readers Bible.' Using the translation and the paraphrase side-by-side will open new perceptions of the text for readers of all ages and denominational affiliations.