Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Book Review - The Voice, New Testament

Book Review – The Voice, New Testament.
I really like this book, it is easy to read, it uses a fairly small font but it is clear and easy to read.
As this was the first book I have reviewed in this way I was anxiously watching the post for it to arrive and when it did I was not disappointed with what was in the parcel.
I started by checking out some of my favourite passages – the sermon on the mount, John 3 v 16; 1 Corinthians 13; Acts 2; Luke 2; and John 1. Having found all of these to be written in a way that made them easy to read I decided it would be good to move on to the remainder of the book and decided to start with Matthew chapter 1 and work through to the end – quite a challenge really and I suppose many people would say missing Matthew 1 with the genealogy of Jesus would be a good idea. I actually found the way it was presented here clear and I think for the first time in my 55 years I actually read all the names. I like the way Jesus is presented as the Liberator and the little boxes with notes about the passage are quite helpful and interesting.
Places where someone is speaking are indicated in a different colour to the remaining text indicating who it is that is speaking so there is no problem following the conversation where this takes place.
While I realise this may not be a version of the Bible that theologians or serious students would like it is certainly a version that I would recommend if you want to read through the New Testament in a relatively easy way.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own

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