Monday, October 24, 2011

Book Review: The Voice

Book Review
The Voice New Testament
Step Into the Story of Scripture

I was so excited that I got this in the mail right before I left for Women of Faith! So I opened it to John 1 to read. That is my go to book and chapter when I am looking at Bibles. This is what I read....

"Before time itself was measured, the Voice was speaking. The Voice was and is God. This celestial Word remained ever present with the Creator; his speech shaped the entire cosmos. Immersed in the practice of creating, all things that exist were birthed in Him."

Wow...what did I just read? Was that really the beginning of John 1? I was going into reading this expecting it to be like my basic Bible that I read. But it's not. It's so much more than just scripture written down in another translation. It's the Bible in more story form. 

At first I didn't like it. They had taken a chapter that I have read over and over again and changed it too much I thought. But the more I read that more I enjoyed it. Written like a story and like a play it was more than I had expected. I also love the intros to the books. They talk about who is believed to have written the books. Why they were written and when. Honestly I am looking forward to reading this with my girls. 

I love that this book is put together by scholars and writers. It's a great collaboration by so many wonderful people. 

I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com <http://BookSneeze®.com> book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 

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