Euguene Peterson, pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church has died. Amongst many publications he is best known for his paraphrase translation of the Bible called the Message. 

He died due to complications following heart failure and dementia. 


The news was shared by author Winn Collier on Twitter. She wrote: 

“My dear friend and pastor Eugene Peterson has died this morning. The lantern is out, but the joy he carried with him to his final breath endures. Eugene is now with the triune God he has loved his entire life. Memory eternal.”

The news was confirmed by his publishers NavPress.

A personal favourite verse translation of ours at Premier Youth and Children’s Work is the Message translation of John 1:14: “The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. We saw the glory with our own eyes, the one-of-a-kind glory, like Father, like Son, Generous inside and out, true from start to finish.”