The Voice – New Testament by the Ecclesia Bible Society is a new translation on the greatest book ever compiled. It offers a very cool look into their translation process, several different daily devotionals, and insightful introductions for each book. The book ends with a discussion on the different titles of Jesus ascribing his role the world and in our lives. Using both word-for-word and thought-for-thought translation methods, The Voice is a great choice of scripture translation for anyone looking for a fresh take on an everlasting story.
The Voice has been a great addition to my Kindle. I wish they had the entire bible together so I wouldn’t have to switch between books during Sundays. However, when I read on my own this translation has been a wonderful tool for my discipleship.
The Voice offers a stimulating perspective on the New Testament. It is similar to The Message (Eugene Peterson) in that it is an easier read than the NIV or KJV or NLT or any other silly acronym used for the bible. However, it is different in that it has a depth to the read that The Message does not. The Voice finds the medium between a NIV/KJV/NLT and The Message.
I am glad that people have found The Message to be a great way to dig into scripture. But coming from a strong NIV(1984 of course!) background, The Message seems to be a little irreverent. My standing would be to anyone looking for a more entertaining bible experience to look into The Voice. It balances the need for depth of translation as well as ease of read.
Definitely grab a copy of The Voice and getting digging into the WORD!!!
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