Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The Psalms Poetry on Fire ~The Passion Translation *Review



I love the week in between Christmas and New Years to get a grasp on what Bible study and devotions I am feeling God drawing me to for the new year. I have really felt Him lay the Psalms on my heart this year. I have been reading through the Bible in it's entirety but when I got to the Psalms, I couldn't just zip through them. I needed time to Selah, or reflect and meditate on the words.

I love collecting a variety of Bible translations. Sometimes the wording in one translation over another will just speak to me more. I was so excited to hear of The Passion Translation ~TPT.

So what is The Passion Translation? This page below from the book outlines what the thought process is on providing a new translation to a new generation of believers. Making the text understandable in our language and to express God's passion for His people. I have enjoyed having a translation that I can read through and think about that is geared more to modern day. Any translation is just that, a translation and this is why I study several to understand the meaning.


 I found this outline on the Psalms to be very interesting. I had never heard of this idea that the Psalms are broken up into 5 different sections similar to the first 5 books of the Bible. In my study of Psalms this was a factor to help me understand the Psalms and the position they were in the book as well.

Here is a side by side of Psalm 29, with individual pictures below for clarity. I am first reading it in the NKJV and then reading TPT.


NKJV Psalm 29


The Passion Translation Psalm 29


This is an Illustrated Journal edition of the Psalms Poetry on Fire. There are drawings you can color in with and get artistic. I recommend colored pencils to not bleed through. There are also blank lines on several on many of the pages for writing notes as you read. I love to write notes in my Bible and have always run out of room. I am in love with the new journaling Bible concept giving me nice wide margins.




I love the footnotes at the end of each Psalm, explaining why some of the words were chosen, or given some of the history of the time.
There are also great headlines throughout the Psalms to help you easily find some specific attributes of God, or ways David and the other Psalmists wrote their thoughts.

There are several publications of The Passion Translation. The Illustrated Journaling Edition like I have of course, but there is also one without the doodles if you prefer. I am also excited to see Bible Study Guides for The Passion Translation as well. For Psalms there is also a devotional journal, and a 16 month planner. There are Bible study guides for the books of: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Acts,
and Romans.
Not all of the books of the Bible are translated yet. So far there is Matthew, Mark, Luke & Acts, Hebrews & James, Psalms, Proverbs, Song of Songs, Galatians & Ephesians & Philippians & Colossians & both Timothy's (in one book), 1 & 2 Corinthians, Peter & Jude and John in one book.

I am really excited to be working with Broadstreet and sharing this new version of the Word with my readers!

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