Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Really, really remarkable...

Bono videotaped the following testimonial for a celebration in 2002 to honour Eugene Peterson's work on The Message:
"Hi Mr. Peterson, Eugene. My name is Bono. I'm a singer with the group U2. I wanted to sort of video message you my thanks, and our thanks in the band, for this remarkable work you've done translating the Scriptures. Really, really a remarkable work."

"As a songwriter, it was very clear to me that you were a poet as well as a scholar. You brought the musicality to God's Word that I'm sure was there, was always there in intention.

"There have been some great translations, some very literary translations, but no translations that I've read that speaks to me in my own language. So I want to thank you for that."

"And it's been ten years, that's a long time, so take a rest now, won't you? Bye."
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Sivin Kit said...

cool .. I'm waiting for my U2 christmas gift!

David BC Tan said...

isn't it nice to know EXACTLY what you want for christmas,sivin?

Joshua.Michael said...

Wow that is really cool. "The Message" was something the Lord really used to soften my heart torward him when I was a teenager.