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Just Press Pause. You live in fast-forward-school, friends, work, God-it all adds up. This is your chance to press Pause. Sort of like TiVo for your spiritual life. Now you can reconnect with God in daily readings from the best-selling The Message //REMIX that take you through the entire Bible in one year, two years, or four years. Read every story, every psalm, every crazy vision any minor prophet ever had.

The //REMIX: Pause features a book-at-a-time reading plan that immerses you in two different passages each day, and gives you a chance to pause and rest with a time of reflection on the seventh day. Make this book part of everything you do. Life moves pretty fast. If you don't pause and reflect, you just might miss the best part.

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  • Double-column format
  • Subject headings
  • Book introductions
  • Softcover
  • 6" x 8" x 13/8"
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Customer Reviews for The Message//REMIX Pause: A Daily Reading Bible - eBook
Review 1 for The Message//REMIX Pause: A Daily Reading Bible - eBook
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Really hard to download

Date:February 12, 2012
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Sandra
Location:Europe
Age:25-34
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I have this book (the Pause version of the Message, the books of the bible all jumbled up so you can read the book from beginning to end) as a paperback and I love it.
I wanted to buy this, the digital version to get an ePub as well, to complement when I don’t have my heavy backpack with me but only a small book reading device.
But it was really hard to download this! You have to have a Windows PC with Flash and Adobe Digital Reader and things like that.
In the end I made a friend do it for me.
What a hassle!
The file itself is not DRM and works great, once you’ve got it, with many epub readers and is good quality. It has all the little icons and things that the paper book has, but not typeset the same way (of course, since epub allows the reading device to reformat the book however it likes).
Oddly enough, it has some typos and errors that are not in the paper version (for example, it says 030 where the it should say 003 early on).
My heart sank when I clicked the download link and just this “missing plugin” puzzle box came up. Not what I was expecting at all. I cannot recommend buying digital books this way. It took us the better part of the morning.
About the book:
This book has 365 chapters. Every seventh chapter is just a short reflection text (by Mark Tabb), but the others have a text from the Hebrew scriptures followed by a text from the Greek scriptures.
For example, chapter 001 starts with the first two chapters of Genesis and the first 18 verses of John’s first chapter.
Then chapter 002 continues Genesis and John.
So you’re only alternating between two books of the bible at a time. The books themselves are in a specific order. It’s not all four gospels in a row, for example. The order is designed so that the two readings somewhat complement each other in that chapter. I haven’t read the whole thing yet (I am at chapter 059) so I don’t know how well they will continue to match up throughout the whole 365 chapters, but so far it has been great. Obviously that makes it hard to locate a specific text and read just that. There is a table of contents so you can find where a certain book of the bible starts, but not specific chapters.
So if you want to read just the sermon on the mount, for example, you can’t easily find it. You can see where Matthew starts and turn to that page (it’s interleaved with the Psalms, which started a few chapters earlier—yes, the books overlap, the Greek and Hebrew scriptures don’t sync up like starting and ending at the same time—but the specific reading per chapter references the other text. It’s syncopated in a way I like, creates a rhythm that makes the book hard to put down) but then you have to go forward bit by bit through Matthew, Psalms, Matthew, Psalms and so on till you see what you’re looking for.
So this book was designed for one thing and one thing only—reading it from start to finish.
So much for chapters. As for verses, this book doesn’t bother with them, which is one of the reasons why I selected it. My suggestion is to look things up on your computer if you want to find a specific verse.
Each book of the bible starts with Peterson’s introduction from the regular Message (so you’re not missing anything, this is the complete Message, just jumbled up) and each reading has some questions written by Mark Tabb. They’re fairly socratic, just things to think about. I like them.
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Review 2 for The Message//REMIX Pause: A Daily Reading Bible - eBook
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An Excellent Bible Reading tool

Date:October 25, 2011
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lcross11
Location:Three Rivers, MI
Age:55-65
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I am immensely enjoying my Message Remix Pause. The Message Remix Pause is an excellent way to read through the Bible with each day numbered to keep me on track, and I am so thankful for this wonderful volume's addition to my daily Bible reading schedule. Although I am not a teen anymore, I still would highly recommend this to anyone looking for a specific tool to help them read through the Word of God.
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Review 3 for The Message//REMIX Pause: A Daily Reading Bible - eBook
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This product is good for people who like puzzles.

Date:June 6, 2011
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Dahh
Location:Victorville, CA
Age:45-54
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The book is more fun to figure out than actually reading the scriptures. It does need clearer instructions on how to find verses (as they are not numbered). The book reads more like a self-help or motivational book, which is good. It does not lend itself readily for actual Bible study, though. The book cannot stand alone as an class tool; but, I love the surprises when I turn the pages.
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Review 4 for The Message//REMIX Pause: A Daily Reading Bible - eBook
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An excellent structured reading Bible

Date:January 11, 2011
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Mark T
Location:Seneca, SC
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The Message version of The Bible has its own unique way of conveying God's word in language that is "real world" for todays conversations. PAUSE takes this wonderful style of language and conversation and puts it in a format designed for daily reading - and does it a great way! An excellent choice for those looking for a structured way to read through the Bible.
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Review 5 for The Message//REMIX Pause: A Daily Reading Bible - eBook
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Date:January 5, 2008
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Mary Ann
This Bible was a gift to our 3 teenagers and several of their friends. All of them have made very positive comments...and they are using them daily. What a gift! Thanks to Eugene Peterson for making a study Bible that is interesting and pertinent to the lives of teens. A Bible that they use daily!Our kids have recommended this Bible to their friends, need I say more?
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Review 6 for The Message//REMIX Pause: A Daily Reading Bible - eBook
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Date:October 11, 2007
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Andrea C.
I L-O-V-E this Bible! It's easy to read & I find the stories so interesting. I can't wait to dive in everyday. I love that I get to read Old & New Testament every day, & it's already arranged for me. I don't get overwhelmed trying to figure out what & where to read, where to start & where to stop. I can read a little in the morning & come back later for more, or read further ahead. I'm actually kind of sad to see the story end sometimes, which is cool.I've read through the bible before (using the 90 Day Bible, also great), but I love that I can read this one like a real good book. The thing I loved during my last through the bible journey was the opportunity to see God's story in the big picture context. Its fascinating & personal. I love it, really. Oh, & I'm 28, so this bible is relevant for more than just teens. Enjoy!
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