Check out The Voice Bible! A new bible format from Thomas Nelson Publishers and the Ecclesia Bible Society. The Voice seeks to retell the scriptures in a contemporary way to a new generation. I was expecting just another cheesy paraphrase, but when I read the voice I was pleasantly surprised to find a dynamic translation that tries to cull out the voice of each individual that God chose to write the scriptures. Helpful notes interspersed throughout the text give it a light study bible feel and the drama script style of the narrative portions help pull out the context of each story.
Bottom line: I was deeply impressed with the voice and I plan on reading from it on a regular basis… though I am still keeping my ESV as my main bible, this one will be helpful in gaining a fresh perspective on familiar passages.
I can see it being useful in a ministry context for dramatic reading, acting, etc.
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