The Voice Bible—Review
|Posted by Sarah Elisabeth under Book Reviews|
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.
P.S. BookSneeze provided my review copy