Saturday, February 4, 2012

Book Review: The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

_225_350_Book.525.coverThe Voice™  Bible translation is a faithful dynamic translation of the Scriptures done as a collage of compelling narratives, poetry, song, truth, and wisdom. The Voice calls the reader to step into the whole story of Scripture and experience the joy and wonder of God's revelation. Created for and by a church in great transition, The Voice uniquely represents collaboration among scholars, pastors, writers, musicians, poets, and other artists, giving great attention to the beauty of the narrative. The heart of The Voice is retelling the story of the Bible in a form as fluid as modern literary works yet remaining painstakingly true to the original manuscripts. This translation promotes the public reading of longer sections of Scripture-followed by thoughtful engagement with the biblical narrative in its richness and fullness and dramatic flow.

This is an updated and revised version of the New Testament edition, now at an even more affordable price.

Features include:

  • Italicized information added to help contemporary readers understand what the original readers would have known intuitively
  • In-text commentary notes include cultural, historical, theological, or devotional thoughts
  • Screenplay format, ideal for public readings and group studies
  • Book introductions

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My Thoughts: I’m always looking for new ways to read the Bible. Every Christian knows you need to read the Bible but I, like most I’m sure, find it difficult to read. I’ve tired and own many different versions, ‘The Message’, NIV, contemporary English version, ESV, NRSV, to name a few. I liked many of them but I still found it hard to just sit down and read through a whole book. With The Voice, it almost reads like a novel and I can read one of those in under a day. Its amazing how the mind works, you find it difficult read something that if worded differently could be so simple to read. And that’s what the authors of The Voice did. They took the Bible and made it flow more like normal conversation. Some times it reads like a script and other times like a poetry book. Personally I think what makes is such a good book/Bible is the general flow of the passages.

And most of all I love how it made me pick up my NIV and compare as I read along. I never would have thought I ‘d be reading the Bible all the way through, and enjoying it! Sure its been on my new years resolution list for as long as I can remember but I never really made it past the first month of trying. This was just the new testament and I cant wait to buy The Voice Bible: Step Into the Story of Scripture and read the whole Bible along with it!

*I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. I was not obligated to write a positive review.

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