I really love this translation! Many may not realize how vital it is to walk away from a Bible Study session with a clear understanding. That's what I receive every time I dive into The Voice! Thomas Nelson has done an excellent job with this translation. There's only one thing that I regret. That I did not get the Old and New Testament. LOL!
Thomas Nelson the ones who put out the NKJV decided to put out a version of the Bible that Twists the words around! For Example The Voice replaces God with "Eternal One" among many others. They do have good notes though. Would I buy it? No!
Bookneeze provided me with an e-copy of: The Voice - New TEstement. To be honest, I could not figure out how to download the copy onto my computer. However, here is what Sarah said about it:
Designed to help readers step into the story of scripture, the Voice Bible contains the complete New Testament. A team of scholars and a host of other contributors came together in compiling the scriptures and commentary in an effort to tell the gospel in story form.
I requested this book, hoping not only for a fresh look at my favorite book, but some real meat to gnaw on. I'm not a Bible scholar and am not as studied up as I should be, but this version seemed a little over simplistic. Often the commentary did little more than repeat the previous verse when the meaning was already clear. Also, some of the terminology used and interpretation of scripture left me wondering what the original source of the translation was.
Like I said, I'm not a scholar and have no place knocking any translation on my own merit, but for now, I'm sticking with the New King James Version and the Strong's Concordance. Not saying The Voice is, but Bible interpretations can be dangerous and destructive, so tread wisely. Pray and listen to His voice in all things.
I received this book from Thomas Nelson Inc. through Netgalley and I must say it took me a while to start using it because I thought it was just another Bible but now that I have used it along with the NIV I do like it! I like the way this bible was worded it reminds me of a study Bible. If there is something I don't understand when reading my NIV I will go to this New testament Bible and it has it worded to where you can understand it so it's easier for me to understand. I am not sure what Version this Bible is just like others are King James or NIV. I don't have anything bad to say about this Bible on how it was written or how it looks and I do plan on recommending this Bible to friends and family.
This is what this Bible is all about:
The VoiceTM 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.
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
Step into the story of Scripture
A revised version of the New Testament, based on the completed The Voice full Bible
A bold new translation that will engage you like no other Bible
See the artistic beauty of God's words to His people
Connect/reconnect with God in a closer relationship