I have recently had the chance to read through the book The Voice of The Psalms published by Thomas Nelson.
I chose this book because at our local congregation we are studying the Psalms and I thought it would be a nice edition for my own personal study.
I was not dissapointed. It gave the feeling of those devotionals you get in the mail. LIke Our Daily Bread and etc. Each page gives a full psalm and some perspective thoughts. While I do not agree with everything written for the most part I was fed and nourished.
What I love most about this book is it being centered on scripture.
What I did not like. I did not like the transalation of the scripture. They did not use KJV, NASB, ESV, NIV etc etc, they are ” retold by the friends of Ecclesia Bible Society”. I believe it might have been my aversion to anything but NASB or ESV. It had more of The MEssage feeling to it. Definetly some insights. If I had seen this in the store, I probably would have picked it up because of the study we are going through. I do intend to give my Pastor Dad a chance to read it and I am sure he will glean some thoughts.
Readers will be inspired to praise and will find comfort, wisdom, and help for daily living through The Voice of Psalms.
- the entire Book of Psalms in The Voice™ translation
- 75 practical and insightful comments on selected scriptures, focusing the primary idea of each one addressed
- devotional in tone
- offering immediate application
- 28 Advent readings with messianic quotes from other portions of Scripture
- 40 Lenten readings with messianic quotes from other portions of Scripture
- 40 Psalms readings for those seeking help from the Lord
- 40 Psalms readings for those desiring to have a time of praise with the Lord
I personally believe this is a book you will have to read for yourself. Will you glean some, yes, would it be worth the cost to you? Only you can answer that. I can see myself suggesting this book to some, but I cant see me doing that a lot.
THis is my honest review of the book. You can find more information here
Thomas Nelson- Voice of the Psalms.
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