We forget how deeply the Bible has penetrated our culture. The words, stories, and people of the Bible show up in art, film, music, television, literature, and even in casual conversation. The Message: Echoes offers a unique way of reading the Bible, demonstrating its diverse impact on culture in ways large and small, sparking our own God-inspired creative interactions with the Scriptures.
Alongside the text of Matthew in the contemporary-language Message translation, you’ll find how contemporary authors, screenwriters, and musicians have mined key passages to enhance their own work. You’ll be inspired to interact creatively with passages through writing prompts. You’ll see the biblical origins of words and phrases we use every day. And you’ll find ample space to engage with the Scriptures in your own culture making. The Bible has echoed through every generation; how will it echo in yours?
Unique features in The Message: Echoes series:
Song lyrics and passages from contemporary literature, film, and television set alongside the texts of the Bible that inspired them
“Original Language” entries pointing out the biblical origins of everyday words and phrases
Echoing Scripture—creative prompts to inspire your Scripture engagement