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4.18 of 5 stars 4.18  ·  rating details  ·  119 ratings  ·  36 reviews
The Voice(TM) Bible translation is a faithful dynamic translation of the Scriptures done as a collage of compelling narratives, poetry, song, truth, and wisdom. "The Voice" calls the reader to step into the whole story of Scripture and experience the joy and wonder of God's revelation. Created for and by a church in great transition, "The Voice" uniquely represents collabo ...more
Paperback, 448 pages
Published November 7th 2011 by Thomas Nelson (first published 1969)
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Christie Hagerman
I wish I had gotten my hands on The Voice New Testament when my children were small. This is a version of the Bible that you may not use for intense study purposes, but that you could curl up with on a rainy day, take turns reading as you sit around the dinner table, or read as a bedtime story. It reads as a script, with a narrator filling in the gaps between conversations.

The scriptures I compared with other versions I trust, seem to accurately portray the message in easy-to-understand terms,
Andy Mitchell
Bible translation is a full space, with many different translations based on a variety of different philosophies.

Every Bible I’ve read falls somewhere on a continuum, between a word-by-word translation with a focus on literal accuracy and paraphrases that capture the flavor and flow of the Biblical narrative.

The Voice is a completely different Bible-reading experience.

As its name implies, this version is intended to be experienced as a read-aloud. The audio recording of The Voice’s Book of Revel
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 als
To review The Voice (New Testament only), I read portions of the New Testament alongside my current Bible, the NASB, for clarity and accurateness. I came away very pleased with this version. They explain that The Voice is a combination of word-for-word and thought-for-thought, of which I usually fall into the word-for-word.

The fact that this is not a gender neutral version appeals to me, as well as the fact that they don’t use today’s trendy language. Their goal was to “capture the beauty and br
Jenn LeBow
Last week, as I wrote about feminism alongside multiple other writers, I talked about giving a voice to every person. Since then, I have read several posts that gently reminded me that giving a voice to anyone is not my prerogative. God gives the voice. At our best moments, we encourage and support a fellow human whose voice remains unheard. Then we can hand them a microphone to allow their voice to take on more volume.

And in a move that at times seems brilliant and at times appears completely d
This month The Voice unveils their Bible version for the whole Bible. Recently Thomas Nelson sent me the New Testament and I ‘m impressed by it (I used it on my blog for my ‘Seven Words of Jesus on the Cross’ series). The Voice is the brainchild of Chris Seay and the Ecclesia Bible Society. I have followed the project and even have some of the earlier volumes on my shelf ( The Voice of Matthew, The Voice of Acts, The Last Eye Witness: The Final Week). It is nice to see the whole project finally ...more
I write the following with a heavy heart and full knowing that I am a sinful man, interpreting and thinking with a mind corrupted by my sin. Although I am eternally forgiven and have been saved by God’s grace, I nonetheless am fallen and know that my thoughts are filtered through a sinful mind. May God have grace upon me and reform my thinking if my sinful mind has corrupted my thoughts and conclusions that I am expressing here.

If this were listed as just a book or some kind of study resource, a
I really am enjoying this version of the Bible. I am not a scholar and cannot speak to the translation quality or anything else like that) But I am a long-time Christian who hasn't made my way through the whole Bible yet. I know that this book will help me, as it presents things in a fresh way (different than the message, which I found a little cheesy at times and overly casual) But it has added words to help clarify, and then little break-out paragraphs marked with a "V" that provide more conte ...more
Jun 04, 2011 Margaret rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Margaret by: BookSneeze
Shelves: bibles, thomas-nelson
Everytime I pick up my copy of The Voice New Testament I uncover something new and enlightening. It seems that passages of the Bible that I have read many times over are brought down to me in a conversational tone. Although not my main study Bible, I really love my The Voice New Testament. I highly recommend it for an addition to anyone's Bible library. It is a great place to go for worship within the pages of the New Testament to continue a dialogue with the scripture and get just a little bit ...more
I'm calling it read, because I'll never really be done. I really enjoy this translation. It reads so well, it is hard to put down! I find the additions to the Biblical text very helpful to understanding background information the writers assumed. It enhances the reading experience by filling in those gaps and avoiding cross-referencing material.
This may be called the Voice but it is not the Voice of God you will hear. Poor interpretation of the original languages combined with outrageous artistic foolishness.

This is one of the worst translation attempts I have seen in my 40+ years as a Christian, pastor and Bible College professor.Do not waste your time or money on this book.
Lokey Burton
Refreshingly different, yet accurate translation.
Paula  Phillips
Are you a new Christian ? Just starting out ? It's quite surprising really as many New Christians rather than buy a full bible tend to stick with discovering the New Testament first. With The Voice , a new and revised version with contributions throughout the Voice from your favourite and inspirational male christians like David Morgan, Joseph Dodson and Jack Wisdom. The Voice contains all 23 books of the New Testament from Matthew, Mark ,Luke and John right to Revelations. For those who are wan ...more
Scott Asher
Thomas Nelson hopes for a redo with the Voice New Testament: Revised and Updated.

The Voice New Testament
Revised and Updated
Thomas Nelson
November 2011

A lot has happened since I last read and reviewed the Voice New Testament. When reviewing a Bible I take a book and base the review off that book. Since there are some key passages under attack from liberal theologians I tend to focus on those books that have the most passages under fire. For instance, I check Romans 1:26-31, in which Paul lists out
I'm not just a book lover, I am also a Bible lover. So I jumped at the opportunity to review Thomas Nelson/'s New Testament Bible, The Voice. And I am glad that I did. Many people have given this Bible 1-3 stars for various reasons, while a few have given it 4-5 stars. I am in the "few" category and am giving it 4 stars.

This Bible is put together in an easy to read way. It is laid out in a way that you can feel the as though you are there hearing the things that Jesus is saying an
The Voice is a unique version of the New Testament. This Bible’s format is similar to a screenplay‘s. This is to enhance the beauty and story of scripture. It’s a narrative intended to provoke emotion and understanding in the reader that often gets lost in the translation process.

Thomas Nelson Publishers and the Ecclesia Bible Society joined together to create this Bible. A team of writers, scholars, poets, and storytellers have embraced the way a new generation processes ideas and information a
Lynn Dove
“The Voice is a faithful dynamic equivalent translation that reads like a story with all the truth and wisdom of God's Word. Through compelling narratives, poetry, and teaching, The Voice invites readers to enter into the whole story of God with their heart, soul, and mind, enabling them to hear God speaking and to experience His presence in their lives. Through a collaboration of more than 120 biblical scholars, pastors, writers, musicians, poets, and artists, The Voice recaptures the passion, ...more
Jacqueline Winslow
The Voice New Testament Book Review
As soon as I received my copy of The Voice, I was presently surprised. I knew I was going to be reviewing a Bible but I wasn’t deterred. The Voice is not only a new translation and format, but is beautifully written in such a way that is easy to read.
The Voice is very much a devotional Bible. Some translations are not only hard to read but the wording is just down right full of The’s and Thou’s.
Here are a few things I love about The Voice:
• Italic Types – This
The Voice New Testament is a new dynamic translation that attempts a '... retelling [of] the story of the Bible in a form as fluid as modern literary works, yet remaining painstakingly true to the original Greek, Hebrew, and Aramaic texts.'

Most of the text is in a standard font, however the translation follows the practice of italicising words that are not connected to the dynamic translation of the original text. One unique feature of this translation is the inclusion of material in the flow of
Cindy Navarro
Reading The Voice New Testament has been almost like reading the Bible with fresh eyes. In some ways it reminds me of reading a screenplay, since it clarifies who is speaking. The language has a vitality to it that is absent in some of the stricter translations, and truly brings Scripture to life. One of the highlights for me was a feature that is inserted into the text that would explain the significance of the words or events. I found it to be a very valuable asset, and it really helped me to ...more
Seth Skogerboe
53 steps from my front door, through 3 hallways and inside a soundproof studio, you can find a set of V-drums. You pop your headphones into the jack, turn the set to Courtyard (because come on: How could you not?) and jam ’till you’re sweating, smiling, and happy to be alive. (There’s nothing better than hitting things for feeling alive. Well, almost nothing.) I love those V-drums.

HOWEVER. Were one (being you) to tell me that there was another set - a real set, mind you – in the chapel across th
Michael Boling
Yet another modernized translation of the Bible? That was my immediate reaction prior to actually receiving it in the mail and perusing its contents. To be quite frank, I was somewhat concerned as to the approach of the contributors to this latest translation given individuals such as Brian McLaren of the Emerging Church Movement provided input. Given the propensity of that movement to "dumb down" if you will aspects of the biblical message, I was concerned as to how far this new translation wou ...more
Sandy Sandmeyer
I was very excited to be able to read “The Voice Bible” on my Kindle. I ran into all sorts of problems in trying to do so.

1. The introduction was almost too wordy with explanations.
2. The format of the book didn’t translate to Kindle format at all. Verses were interspersed with other verses (17, 18, 19, 31, 32, 33, 34, 20, etc), the notes broke up the reading format. It was all very confusing and I had to give up in trying to read it because every book was the same way.
3. Seems like it might be
Lynnda Ell
Nov 04, 2011 Lynnda Ell rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Lynnda by: find books by title or author or isbn
Not since The Message has a translation of the Bible flowed so freely in the English language. Since translators focused on that attribute, I would say they succeeded in reaching their goal. Another thing that the editors got right was the level and tone of extra information. Rather than scholarly footnotes, The Voice New Testament contains breaks in the columns of scripture with clarifying information written in a conversational tone. (The Preface is helpful in understanding the layout and uniq ...more
Before I write anything I must admit that I am addicted to bibles. I love reading different translations and comparing them with my trusty old New King James. At last count I have at least 10 bibles (hard covers) different translations of course and about three translations on my Kindle and four on my computer. So when I had the opportunity to read a new bible translation I eagerly grabbed it.
Thomas Nelson’s newest bible is called “The Voice” and it is great! After reading the in Preface and vie
Genna Evelyn

This is probably best described as a devotional New Testament put together by proponents of the Emergent Church. Very much like The Message, the translation is dynamic and original with much of the text laid out in playwright format or prose. This Bible also has quite a bit of commentary thrown in here and there to explain or add to some of the more difficult sections, as well as quite a bit of commentary included right in the text of the scripture as an aid or amplification of what the editor’s
Oct 05, 2014 Adam rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Adam by: Preston Sharpe
Shelves: christian, theology, bible
I loved reading this translation! I took my time about it, but it was enjoyable every step of the way. I've read through the Bible before in several more standard translations and honestly it started getting dull after a while (some parts of it anyway). This translation made it all seem to come alive much more vividly all over again and almost none of it was dull. I most appreciate the way they translate all the words instead of leaving in the more typical religious terminology, and I love that ...more
Abbie Riddle
Want a totally new experience with the bible??? Well here it is. This would be excellent for use in the Sunday School classroom or home school room, especially when teaching the parables. Students of the Word are invited to step into the bible story and act it out. This is a unique approach to presenting the Word in that it is set up almost like a play with a narrator and actors.

I would recommend this highly for a change in pace and to make the scriptures interactive for students.

Thanks to Thoma
This was an interesting version of the New Testament as it was written more in a story format. Dialogues were separated out and idicated with who was speaking which made it clearer to read. There was commentary along the way that helped with understanding. There was also an introduction before each book that helped set the scenario or insight into the biography of the writer. I enjoyed reading this version.
Interesting to read but I wouldn't use it as a study Bible.

Passages I want to compare to another translation...
Matthew 6:2
Matthew 17:22
Mark 7 - the note on all foods being clean
Mark 10:21
Mark 15:42
Romans 2:26-27

1/10/13 - Finished reading Matthew!
1/15/13 - Finished reading Mark!
1/24/13 - Finished reading Luke!
Forgot to record John - estimated finish 1/31
2/21/13 - Finished Acts
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