Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Voice New Testament

A few years ago I happened upon a small book called The Voice Revealed by Chris Seay. It was a small book that was pretty much the same selection as ini this Bible, except this is the entire New Testament as well as some other features.

This book highlights images and the story of Scripture. The word "story" is pretty big these days. I've heard at a conference that "the one who tells the best story wins"... not sure what that really means exactly. This book, because I have a hard time saying it's a true translation, is a myriad of innovative ways to express story. Some parts are like a screenplay. Other features include notes, a topical index, four different reading programs, helpful resources and an easy to read innovative way of telling Scripture. While I think it is a good supplemental Bible, I wouldn't use it as my "main" Bible.

Still, as an aid or way to further read Scripture in an engaging unique way, I can see its merit. I have an older copy of this BIble without all the notes and features and I like this new updated version better. It's layout is cleaner and easy to read and navigate. It has more of a book introduction and more features. It also has a pretty cover. It is paperback and the pages are similar to any paperback, not a "bible" feel to it. Though I wouldn't use this as my everyday Bible, I can see how someone might enjoy using this to supplement their reading.

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