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I'm just going to be honest. I don't see The Voice taking over my NIV or ESV as the Bible I'm taking to church with me on Sunday morning. I do, however, see myself using this a great deal when doing "Reading the Bible in 90 Days" or even when I'm doing a Beth Moore study. I see this more as a resource than an everyday bible. I do like the easy level of reading that is used and even the commentary that is scattered throughout. I would be likely to give this bible to someone who I know has a hard time reading the bible or even to the bible reader who I know likes to read different versions. I think some people will get hung up on differences, such as them not using Jesus Christ but Jesus the Appointed One. After reading some other reviews I do have some concerns such as...
2 Timothy 3:16:(NIV) All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,(ESV) All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,(The Voice) All of scripture is God-breathed: in its inspired voice, we hear useful teaching, rebuke, correction, instruction and training for a life that is right,
I don't like how they seem to have added to this scripture. Is the same idea evoked?
I also do not recommend the digital version of this book. I had a horrible time navigating through. There is not enough bookmarks to allow looking up scripture easily!
Overall I give this a 3 out of 5 rating.
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