Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Recently I received two bibles for free. One was "The Voice Bible: Step into the Story of Scripture" which I received from http://www.thomasnelsonbibles.com/ through their Thomas Nelson Blog Bunch. "The Voice" is the New Testament told like a story. It is still the New Testament in tact, but it adds a few words here and there to make the story flow more like a...well, a story. The added parts are written in italics. The dialogue is written in script format. Making the vocal part stand out more. The other bible was the "Life Application Study Bible: New Living Translation" given by Tyndale's New Living Translation Facebook page. This is the complete bible with a ton of notes, maps, you name it. I like reading the Voice more, but for the bible study I am taking the NLT works out better. The NLT is more accurate and deep so it is better for a studying, however, it is huge! Heavy to carry around. I'll keep and use both. Recommendation? If you are taking a class, using the book as a learning tool, wanting to go deeper with your knowledge and history, buy the NLT. Want to read for pleasure and be close to God: get the Voice.