The Story of the Voice Paperback

Discover How 'The Voice Bible' Was Envisioned, Translated & Received

by David Capes, Chris Seay, Jr. James F. Couch

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The Story of the Voice

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Discover the story behind ‘The Voice Bible’, a modern translation which turns the ancient book into compelling narrative.

Have you ever wondered how the Bible has been translated? Why they use certain words or phrases? How they approach the complicated language of an ancient tongue? How they decide to present the end result?

With in-depth interviews, behind-the-scenes knowledge and firsthand accounts, this book explains how the Bible was translated through the work of visionaries and scholars. Anyone who is curious about the concealed process, who loves the Voice or is skeptical about paraphrasing the Bible will be pleasantly surprised by this intriguing story.

About the Author

David B. Capes is the Thomas Nelson Research Professor at Houston Baptist University. He is the senior Bible scholar reviewing ‘The Voice’, a scripture project to rediscover the story of the Bible. He is the author and editor of a number of books, including ‘The Last Eyewitness: The Final Week’, ‘The Voice of Hebrews: The Mystery of Malchizedek’, ‘Rediscovering Paul’, ‘Thriving in Babylon’.

Chris Seay is a church planter, pastor, president of Ecclesia Bible Society, and internationally acclaimed speaker. His six previous books include ‘The Gospel According to Lost’, ‘The Gospel According to Tony Soprano’, and ‘Faith of My Fathers’.

James F. Couch Jr. is the associate publisher for Thomas Nelson Publishers for Reference, Curriculum, and Translation Development. He has edited nine study Bibles in his career and shares the pulpit in his church with two other teaching ministers.

The Story of the Voice by David Capes; Chris Seay; James F. Couch, Jr. was published by Thomas Nelson in March 2013 and is our 17483rd best seller. The ISBN for The Story of the Voice is 9781401676681.

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Step into the story behind 'the story.' Discover the reasons behind and the vision for The Voice translation!

In-depth interviews with key participants explain the translators' motivations and visions for the project. Learn how the translators worked to bring a balance between scholarship, literary style and forward thinking to meet the scripture needs for the church.

Features include:

  • Discussion of how The Voice makes the Bible accessible to new believers
  • Explanation of The Voice's unique style and features
  • Examples illustrate how scholars worked through the Hebrew and Greek texts of the Bible
  • Firsthand accounts of The Voice translation project
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“When The Message came out, I heard some controversial things about it, so I'm glad The Story of the Voice addresses this. This book is a great way to make a more informed decision about whether The Voice is the right translation for you.” – Learning Table, review on

“Even if you do not read the translation the Voice, you can still learn a lot about the translation of the Bible and how it works.” – Kallie, review on

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Details for The Story of the Voice

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherThomas Nelson (March 2013)
Number of Pages160
Thickness13 mm
Height203 mm
Width127 mm
Product Code4058531
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