Wednesday, May 9, 2012

The Voice New Testament: Revised & Updated

The product: The Voice New Testament is a new way to read the Bible. This new, innovative New Testament puts the scripture into a story. It reads more like a novel than collections of verses and books. If you or a friend have had a hard time "getting into" reading the Bible, you will can to check this one out. It's much easier to read and understand. It puts the truths of scripture into a way that you will be able to understand better.

About The Voice New Testament:

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 
--Book introductions

What I thought: I have this in ebook format, and love that I have it with me on my Nook. It gives me the opportunity to read the Bible anywhere. But it's not a traditional Bible. It's more like a continuous story. There are little notes included in the midst of the scriptures to make certain situations clear. At the beginning of each book, it contains a good description of what that book is about, the author and pertinent background information about the book.

This is a completely new way to read the Bible. But I like having new ways to read God's word. If you're just looking for a standard Bible, this is not the one for you. This is very different. I think it better serves people who have always have a hard time understanding the Bible and really getting into reading it.

It would make a great gift for a friend or family member who wants to learn more about the Bible and dig a little deeper. It's written like poetry or song. Sometimes certain scriptures are moved a bit, to better show the flow of the story of Christ. It's always noted when they do this. It makes a good companion to your traditional Bible. And it's a great way to spend a little more time in The Word each day!

Where to buy: The Voice New Testament is published by Thomas Nelson and is available in bookstores and online.

*Disclaimer: I received this product from Thomas Nelson Publishing through Book Sneeze to review. All opinions are my own.*