The translator of The Message is a prolific author. I’d not read any of his works, and my lack of appreciation for his paraphrase inhibited any desire to read his material. But Micah and I were in a used bookstore one day, and I picked up an ultra-cheap copy of a three-book collection of his, in one volume. I’m not far into it, but because of my very low expectations, no doubt, I’m finding it better than I expected. This particular book was written on the Songs of Ascents in the Psalms. I like his organization and treatment.