by Rick Matt
Posted 10/22/18, 01:21 pm
Eugene H. Peterson, pastor and author of The Message, a best-selling contemporary paraphrase of the Bible, died Monday. He was 85. Peterson’s family announced last week that he was entering hospice care for dementia and heart failure. In a statement released Monday by NavPress, publishers of The Message, his family said it was fitting that he died on a Monday, the day he observed as a Sabbath when working as a pastor.