A new translation of the Bible from Thomas Nelson Publishing, The Voice Bible, takes a different approach to helping readers understand God’s word — thanks in large part to several members of the Baylor family.
More akin to The Living Bible than standard translations like the NIV or ESV, The Voice aims to bring out the various voices recorded in the Scriptures. To do so, the project’s leaders brought in writers, poets and songwriters (alongside a host of PhDs) to tell the Bible’s story.
That list of contributors includes Baylor alumni Robbie Seay and his brother Chris, worship leader and pastor, respectively, at Ecclesia Church in Houston; Dr. Greg Garrett, a Baylor English professor; and Jonathan Hal Reynolds, BA ’05, grandson of former Baylor President Herbert Reynolds. (Other recognizable names on the writing/creative team include authors Brian McLaren and Donald Miller and Christian artists Sara Groves, Charlie Hall, and Don and Lori Chaffer.)
The Voice New Testament is available for free download at hearthevoice.com; complete translations as well as selected individual books (Matthew, Mark, John, Romans and others) are available for sale online and in Christian bookstores.
Sic ’em, Bible translators!