Missional Irony

Working the bookstore this weekend. A local church is using the Message (yeah, don't start) for some devotional project, and on the one hand, MSG comes in a really affordable paperback for about $ 5.99. On the other hand, you can't get all 66 books in one decent binding for under $30 -- and to get one where you don't need a Microfiche reader, you're talking $40 or better.

All I'm sayin' is that you can get all kinds of other translations -- which are translation and not one guy's opinion -- for something approaching affordable. If somebody wants to be "missional", they should consider that great retail missionary "WAL*MART" for pricing strategies.