Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Voice New Testament ~ review

Product Details

  • Paperback: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Rev Upd edition (November 8, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1418550760
  • ISBN-13: 978-1418550769

About The Voice:
The 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.

My take on this Bible:
I have been collecting Bible's for several years so I was excited to be able to review "The Voice."I found several things to like about this one, but also a few things that could be better.

First I always enjoy any version of the Bible that allows me to better understand the scriptures and that's just what "The Voice" does. Written in easy to read language that almost made me feel as if I was reading a novel instead of a Bible. Also I found it useful the way "The Voice" often delved further into particular scripture, by peppering interesting notes through out the book, allowing for deeper meaning. For example it explained the significance of the gifts the three wise men brought to Jesus. While the words of Christ aren't in red in this Bible it identifies who each speaker is, which was something I had never seen in a Bible before. There are a few added features to "The Voice" such as four different reading programs that could be helpful for readers, there is also a topical guide included.

Now for the things I didn't like. First this is a paperback version, which would keep me from using this as a go to Bible because over the long haul I feel it probably wouldn't hold up. The second thing is the print size, it could have been a little bigger. For me I would also have enjoyed having the Old Testament included in this Bible.Overall I enjoyed the way "The Voice" brings the New Testament to life, making it easy to understand the scriptures. This would be the perfect Bible for new Christians or for anyone who wants a deeper understanding of The New Testament.

rating 4/5
*A complimentary copy of this Bible was provided by Booksneeze in exchange for an honest review* 

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