The Bible is alive like no other book, and The Voice draws you in like no other Bible.
Scholars, poets, musicians, and story tellers have come together to create this singularly unique translation that transports you into the Bible's narrative. Don't just read the Word, step into the story.
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September 29, 2014
Thomas Nelson has a new series of books out called "InScribed." One of our scholar-writers for The Voice project was Amanda Hope Haley. She earned a masters degree at Harvard. When Chris Seay, head of the project, met her, he invited her to help us. Amanda is a great writer and has an important story to tell in her new book Barren Among the Fruitful: Navigating Infertility with Hope, Wisdom, and Patience
(Thomas Nelson, 2014). READ MORE >
What others are saying
Since my work happened near the end of the process, I had the pleasure of seeing and experiencing the fruit of the effort that others had already put into the project. As I read through the New Testament, I was struck by several things. Even though my day-to-day job is to study and teach the New Testament, reading through The Voice helped bring to life the message of encouragement that pervades these writings. Through them we don’t just hear random voices of the various human authors. Rather, God's voice speaks through them, and it was His voice that I heard afresh when reading through these texts. In particular, it was God's message to the different Christian communities to remain faithful no matter how hard things get that I heard.
With the waning cultural dominance of the church, the need for a contemporary expression of the church's faith as revealed in the Bible is becoming urgent. The early church struggled to follow God in their pluralistic world, where their claims to truth were not well received. As a result while reading through The Voice, the idea of faithfulness in the face of suffering was more pervasive than I had previously realized. The church today is and will be increasingly facing similar issues and needs a fresh encouragement to remain faithful in the midst of social pressure. Part of that faithfulness is the responsibility to continue to witness to the truth of the Anointed One. As we bring the message of the good news revealed in the Bible and communicated through The Voice, the culture may reject it because of its truth claims, but at least they won’t reject it because it is communicated with archaic or merely ecclesiastical terminology.
Ben Blackwell, PhD
Assistant Professor of Christianity
Houston Baptist University
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