I find it so sad that some people have reviewed this translation with a pious, elitist attitude BEFORE THEY ACTUALLY READ IT (or at least spend significant time with it, instead of just reading the "sample pages"). It breaks my heard that these are probably those who also claim that there is no real translation except for the difficult to read KJV...and thus create a divisive faction in Christ-followers. Honestly, this translation is wonderful for reading...which I have used daily for months. I love reading daily from The Voice...I actually hear the voice of God and see His greatness and holiness like in no other translation. Yes, it is a little unconventional, and I don't use this version for deep "study" of the word of God. On the other hand, it sings off the page! I am not saying that it is the greatest thing since sliced bread, but I encourage EVERYONE to just give it a try...a REAL TRY in DAILY time with the Lord. The Voice may not be perfect, but I believe God's word transforms lives and this translation makes it easily digestible. .
Recommend this Bible highly...extremely high quality craftsman/womanship leather cover, reading it helps to understand the Bible in a way I never did before, a treasure one must have plus it aids people to have a job
My goal will be to read through the Voice in thre next two years. I have read bits and pieces, so am getting used to the format. I know it will be an interesting and inspiring experience. I try to read through a new or different translation every year. I look forward to God revealing Himself in new and fresh ways this coming year.
This review is for the hand-crafted leather cover version only.
The hand-crafted leather is cheap and is roughly cut like with a dull cutting instrument. The first one I received had a crooked cover too. The second one had a nice chunk missing in the back. Both had the same rough edges.
Wouldn't take much to damage this cheap leather, put on in a hurry. Can't believe this is being sold here. F- for the hand-crafted leather cover.
The book pages were fine. No problems there. I am sticking to the hard cover.
The Voice helps bring the Scriptures alive for me.
November 6, 2013
I read The Voice every day as a part of my personal time alone with God. It helps to bring the scriptures alive for me. It is also great as a supplement to my study bible. I hope The Voice will soon be available in a full audio addition.