Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Book Review: The Voice New Testament



From the Description - "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."

For me it allowed me to look at the stories from the scripture in a new light. A wonderful way of interpreting what might originally have seemed to be small gestures are explained and put other sections in a new light. It's the New Testament with added coaching for those that want to study the bible on their own. The presentation makes it very easy to read without seeming overly simplified. Beyond that, it's very difficult to review the Bible. This is simply the Bible with "more".

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