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Book Review/Giveaway: The Voice: New Testament. Ends March 21st


The Voice New Testament. Step Into the Story of Scripture by Thomas Nelson Publisher.

About the Voice: The Voice invites a generation of story-lovers to step into the Bible through a fresh expression of its timeless narrative. It recaptures the passion, grit, humor, and beauty that is often lost in the translation process. Readers will enter into the story of Scripture more deeply, and discover that they can actually hear God’s voice speaking into their life today.

The Voice is the result of the extraordinary contributions of 27 Bible Scholars, 51 writers, and 36 other contributor. Scholars include DavidBCapes, Tremper Longman, Darrell Bock, Alan Culpepper, Kenneth L Waters, Sr., and Peter Davids. Among other, the writes are Chris Seay, Lauren Winner, Leonard Sweet, and Greg Garrett. http://www.hearthevoice.com/

Features include: 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.

Book introductions.

My Review:  If you are looking for new ways to read the bible then pick up a copy of The Voice New Testament Bible. It represents a new approach to the Bible translation while sticking to the original translation. People find it difficult to read the Bible, but the Voice reads more like a story. It helps to bring each character and events closer to the reader.

Quote: The Voice helps them to encounter “the glory of the Lord” and be “transformed by the Spirit of the Lord” (2 Cor. 3:18).

You will also find parts of the Voice Bible written in screenplay format for example:

Matthew 21:28-29

Father: Go and work in the vineyard today.

Son: No, I will not. 

John 4:49-50

Official: Sir, this is my son; please come with me before he dies.

Jesus (interrupting him): Go home. Your son will live.

The only negative thing that I have to say about the Voice is that I find the print too small. If you like reading novels this one is for you.

Pages: 512

Disclaimer: As per FTC guidelines, I received a copy of the Voice from Thomas Nelson, the publisher in exchange for my honest review. I received no monetary compensation. All opinions expressed here are mine and mine alone.

Giveaway Rules

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There will be 1 winner

This Giveaway is Open to the US ONLY.

Winner will be selected by Random.org

Giveaway Ends March 21st.

Comments like these would be deleted – Great contest, Please enter me, Love to win this!, This is so cute!

1. Mandatory: Leave a comment about the review below. Leaving a helpful comment relating to this book would be appreciated and valid to the giveaway.

 

This Giveaway Has Ended!

Winner is #2 – ars97

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March 3, 2012 - Posted by | Book Review, Free Giveaways | , , , ,

20 Comments »

  1. i would really love to be able to read this book because i know reading The Voice New Testament Bible might help me to understand more. things in which i need to better.thanks for the chance to understand better.

    Comment by barbara butler | March 3, 2012 | Reply

  2. So interesting that after all these years of Biblical translation, we finally have a Bible as a story. I suppose Eugene Peterson paved the way for this, with his semi-radical paraphrase of the Bible. Our lives are stories- created by the Master story teller. So great to read the Bible in the form of a story!

    Comment by ars97 | March 3, 2012 | Reply

  3. I am always looking for a new devotional Bible. This one sounds perfect. Thanks for the opportunity. God BLess!

    Comment by pamwrites | March 3, 2012 | Reply

  4. I’ve always had a problem figuring out what the characters in the Bible were saying. This would not only be perfect for me, but I could read this to my kids as well.

    Comment by Lauren | March 3, 2012 | Reply

  5. My sister loves inspirational books and she reads her daily devotionals and the Bible daily. I think she would LOVE this. Thanks for letting us have the chance to win

    Comment by Sandy VanHoey | March 3, 2012 | Reply

  6. I like that it helps readers understand the original context. Would be interested to read it in screenplay format.

    Comment by Vanessa S. | March 3, 2012 | Reply

  7. I would definitely love this book, it would help me to have a better understanding on the Bible and how to read it more easily. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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    Comment by furygirl3132 | March 3, 2012 | Reply

  8. Always looking for a way to read and understand the Bible. This appeals to the writer in me. I have a contemporary version of the Bible and I was able to understand a good deal of it. But like it lists above, there are some things we won’t understand unless we know the customs prevalent during the time.

    Comment by Cherese Vines | March 4, 2012 | Reply

  9. I have heard of this version for a while now and I think it’s amazing how they got all the people together to do this project!! I think it would be great to get a new take so to speak on the stories of the New Testament, which is why I would love to win this giveaway!! I have a couple of Bibles that I read every day, and this would be a great addition to my daily worship :)

    Comment by Julie @ In Julie's Opinion | March 4, 2012 | Reply

  10. I love to read novels, so this sounds like something I would enjoy. It always helps with Bible studies to read more than one translastion also, so it would be interesting to have a more contemporary version.

    Comment by Terri | March 4, 2012 | Reply

  11. My faith is really important to me and I’m always trying to find new ways to study it. I think the part about having the italicized info of what people back then would have known instinctively is something that’s really cool because context can really help you understand what’s going on.

    Comment by Melissa | March 6, 2012 | Reply

  12. I’ve always been a Christian but have only started to read the Bible in the past few years. Sometimes I have a hard time understanding what I am reading so The Voice would be perfect for me.

    Comment by Mindy S. | March 7, 2012 | Reply

  13. I would love to own this book! I’ve always been fond of reading novels and have been searching for Christian books that I can read to my kids during bedtime. My kids love reading, too! My family is now in a country where practicing Christianity and even reading or carrying the Bible is not allowed so I know I can’t join this contest. :( I just hope there will be another contest that includes non-US residents. :)

    Comment by Beth | March 10, 2012 | Reply

  14. The Voice: New Testament sounds like children’s Bible Stories written for adults. I think it would be interesting to read. However, I think the small print will limit the number of adults who read it.

    Comment by Mary M. | March 10, 2012 | Reply

  15. I think this would make a great study Bible.

    Comment by Rondah | March 17, 2012 | Reply

  16. I could keep my son’s attention reading this to him. I would be a fun reading time for us

    Comment by tanya | March 18, 2012 | Reply

  17. I think this would be great for my children to read. They struggle reading their Bibles now, but I think this format would really help them.

    Comment by Amy W. | March 20, 2012 | Reply

  18. I am always looking for a good bible for my son. I love the description of this particular bible as well as some of the humor involved.

    Comment by Larissa B | March 20, 2012 | Reply

  19. I would love to get more into reading the bible.. especially to my children.

    Comment by Gianna | March 21, 2012 | Reply

  20. I find the concept of the Bible recast as a literary work intriguing. I think it would be very helpful for people who have trouble relating to its content.

    Comment by likwan | March 21, 2012 | Reply


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