Saturday, March 24, 2012
Book Review; "The Voice New Testament" Bible
The Voice New Testament Bible, is a one of a kind. As I read it I knew that many long hours of work, preparation and prayer was put into this Bible. The Voice takes the reader into the actual story of the New Testament and reads as if it is a story. The authors and collaborates used both thought for thought and word for word in its translation creating this unique Bible. The Bible itself offers a four different daily reading plan options as well as a very thorough explanation of the process and uniqueness of the this particular translation.
I had a very hard time reading and getting into this Bible. For a while I used it in lieu of my regular study Bible and after a couple of days I just quit. I really like the concept of the Bible, however, I would never recommend it to any of the students or adults I work with. I understand that the Bible is in fact a story, but it is also said that it is "sharper than any two edged sword" meant to bring correction, instruction, clarification, wisdom...and so on. So I personally feel that we should be handing people the one tool as close to the way it was written. If people just continue to read it as a "story" and not the Word of God I believe we can get even further from the truth of the Bible. I appreciated that "trendy language" was avoided, however, I felt like this translation itself was "trendy".
I have not actually seen the hard copy of the book as I was emailed an e-book. The look was nice and fonts were very easy to read. All in all, I would definitely not recommend this Bible to new believers or youth.
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