“As a songwriter it’s very clear to me that Eugene Peterson is a poet as well as a scholar. He brings the musicality to God’s Word that I’m sure was always there.” + Bono, Grammy award-winning artist and lead singer of U2.
“Bono is singing to the very people I did this work for. I feel that we are allies in this. He is helping get me and the Message to the very people Jesus spent much of his time with.”
+ Eugene Peterson, beloved author, pastor, and writer of The Message.
NOTE: Peterson remained “joyful and smiling” in his final days.Peterson died on October 22, 2018, at the age of 85, a week after entering hospice care for complications related to congestive heart failure and dementia.