Here is a pdf file written by Rev. Justin Peters about "The Message" version of the Bible. Please take time to read this and decide for yourself whether it is truly the Word of God. We must have an accurate translation of God's Word in order for us to live godly lives.
"Let us remember that what we believe about God is derived from what we read in His word. If one reads an erroneous Bible, then it logically follows that what one believes about God will also be in error."--Justin Peters