Books are an investment that I’m very willing to make. For me, books age very well. I’m the type of person who doesn’t mind re-reading a good book over and over again through the years (The Chronicles of Narnia come to mind), so purchasing a book could result in years of enjoyment. A few months back, my wife and I joined the B&N Club to take advantage of the discounts. So far we’re putting it to good use. I purchased the above mentioned Tolkien book (in hardcover) the day it was released for $10! Crazy.
Today, I was shopping at B&N for a Biblical Commentary on an Old Testament minor prophet (after being shot down at Northwestern Bookstore) and stumbled across a book I’ve been searching for for about 6 months: The Dust Off Their Feet by Chris Seay. This book is part of a new project called The Voice. Similar to The Message, the people behind this project are seeking to paraphrase the entire Bible to engage the reader in new ways. This installment is a re-telling of the entire book of Acts.
So far, the project has yielded six books and two albums of music. I bought the CDs through Waterdeep’s website (where they were made available since Don Chaffer produced the discs), but I had a hard time finding the books. I was hesitant to blindly order them online since I didn’t know exactly what to expect. Would I get my money’s worth? I was very pleased to find a copy of one in a store so I could get a look at it. I was glad to find that not only was it cheap ($9), but it looks very promising. I’m excited to finally crack the cover on this.
The Voice is just getting started. The introduction to this book states that future books will feature authors such as Donald Miller, Brian McLaren, Leonard Sweet, Don and Lori Chaffer, and others. Check out their website and read some sample chapters of the books here.