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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Book Review: The Voice New Testament

Name:  The Voice New Testament
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc.
Author:  Various
Publication Date:  November 8, 2011
Received Date: February 9, 2012
Completed Date:  February 26, 2012

Starting from the beginning of this book, I am viewing the pdf file and would like to see links to each book of the New Testament that would jump to that page.

The list of contributors to this book is very impressive. I really like the Preface that describes why this book was written and uniqueness of this version, especially how different type sets mean different things. We then go into a list of reading for Christmas and another list for Lent and Easter. Want to read the New Testament in 24 weeks? There is a great list of what to read each day taking you right through the whole book. Why not include this inside the pages of the book so we don't have to flip back and forth to see what needs to be read during the 24 weeks?

I like how the book is arranged and the Book of the Bible is listed in large type on the top of every page so you know where you are at and can find passages easily. Page numbers are also listed in the top, center, easy to find. Chapter numbers are also nice and large. I also like that this book tells us who is talking with sub titles such as Jesus: when he is speaking and People: when it is the peoples thoughts.

I like the introductions to each Book of the Bible telling how this book was written and by whom.

I think this is very easy to read and I am going to make a huge effort to read this in the 24 weeks as outlined.

This book does give a different wordage to the familiar and would be appropriate for use as a supplemental reading. It would be a great version to use in Bible study for young people or people who are not familiar with NKJV or Bible language. It is similar to the Message.

I received this book free from the publisher for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. These opinions about this book are my own.

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