Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. ~ Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Friday, May 11, 2012

The Voice - New Testament

Have you heard about the latest Bible translation from Thomas Nelson publishers? It's called The Voice, and I am LOVING this New Testament version. I was confident that this would be a good one when I saw that familiar Thomas Nelson name.
*Side note* Did you know that they offer a lifetime guarantee on the quality of this Bible? Pretty neat!

Anyway, I was blessed to receive not only a print version of this Bible, but also a downloadable e- version as well.

So, what is it all about? Well, most importantly, it's still the Word. The contributors stay true to the original text, while bringing in a fresh approach that has brought the Scriptures to life for me in a whole new way.

They accomplish this by laying it all out to read like a story; adding to each page small paragraphs and snippets of poetry, teaching and other helpful information relating to the text. It reminds me of a student Bible translation in a small way. But unlike that other version, where the study notes were on the bottom of the page and you had to hunt a bit for the passage you were looking for, The Voice has the information right alongside ( or above and below as it actually lays out) the verse and/or section it speaks to.

As I try to search for the right words to describe what it reminds me of, I'm thinking of the Keith Green song that goes "Rushing wind blow through this temple, blowing out the dust within..."
That's what it does for me spiritually in a way, blows out the dust of the same old same old. I am looking forward to reading my Bible in a way that I haven't in a long while.

Many of you will be pleased to discover that this is available as an ebook too. As I mentioned, I received that version also. I'm rather new to the world of Kindles and other ereaders, and it has taken a while for me to enjoy reading on those devices. As such, I have to be honest and mention that at first, I had a trick time maneuvering around with this on my Kindle. I didn't fully understand the layout of this version and found it a little confusing and hard to follow. After spending time reading the print copy, and knowing how it's made up though, I can say that as far as the ebook version is concerned, it's all good.

And in addition to the Bible itself, The Voice New Testament also features several different reading plans to correspond to special seasons throughout the year.

A great Bible translation worth checking out, here is the link for those interested in purchasing it.

And learn more about The Voice New Testament over here:

www.Hear The

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the The Voice New Testament print copy and the digital copy in exchange for my honest review of it, with no additional compensation.

No comments:

Post a Comment