About the book: The Voice of Psalms is a new translation of the Bible designed for todayâ€™s church. This paperback version of the Bible attempts to bring unity between culture and theology by staying true to the authorâ€™s original message as well as providing a fluid telling of the story that you would find in modern books.
My Review: I was skeptical about this translation for â€œtodayâ€™s church.â€ The last Bible that I read attempting to relate to todayâ€™s society was offensive to me. However, the translators of The Voice did a beautiful job of presenting the scripture in its truest form with such beauty that anyone can appreciate it. For example:
Psalm 23:1-3 â€“ The Eternal One is my shepherd. He cares for me always. He provides for me rest in rich, green fields beside streams of refreshing water. He washes my fears; He makes me whole again, steering me off worn, hard paths to roads where truth and righteousness echo His name.
The italic type indicates words not directly tied to a dynamic translation of the original language. Yet, in all the cases I read these word added to the text and I never felt like they inappropriate or distracted from the original meaning of the text.
There are also focus point devotions throughout the book that are practical and thought provoking. With the beginning of Lent just a few days away I look forward to utilizing the reading guide.
The only downside I found to this Bible is the binding, which is your standard paperback binding you have with a novel. I fear with use it will wear out and pages will fall out.
Iâ€™m so excited about The Voice translation of the Psalms, it is a great source of encouragement.
|The Voice of Psalms
By Thomas Nelson
The book of Psalms is full of praise, wisdom, comfort, strength, advice, and wisdom for daily living. The Voice of Psalms features the entire book of Psalms in The Voice ™ translation, insightful comments, life application, and readings for the Advent and Lenten seasons – 28 for Advent and 40 for Lent. Paperback.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their 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 Commissionâ€™s 16 CFR, Part 255 <http://www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_03/16cfr255_03.html> : â€œGuides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.â€