Featuring the verse-numbering system unique to The Message, this compact edition is perfect for today’s busy Christian. Fitting comfortably in a briefcase, purse, or backpack, The Message compact edition can easily be taken anywhere for any ministry purpose. Take it on business trips, on visits to the hospital, to school, or to work.Written in everyday English–how people speak in their homes and in the workplace–The Message will bring more understanding and meaning to the Scriptures. Passages that seem familiar will come alive. The Message can help readers “Read. Think. Pray. Live.” Features include: ribbon marker, single-column format, and leather-look cover.