Q & R: Reading the Bible again

Here’s the Q:

I have read many of your books and love them! I have been waiting for what I find in them for a very long time.
When I read “A New Kind of Christianity” I really did (do) want to read the Bible again in this story telling way. My question is, “Which version (or does it make any difference – barring the King James) lends itself to this kind of exercise most readily?” I haven’t read the Bible in so long because of the way it was (and is still being) used by so many. I haven’t been able to see it in this new way. I would appreciate any help that you could give me.

R: Thanks for your question – there are so many excellent translations. I use the NRSV for study, and I think TNIV is good for public reading … but I was involved with The Voice project, and one of its purposes is to be a “storyteller’s Bible.” So I highly recommend it – it’s perfect for what you want and need. I had the privilege of working on Luke-Acts … one of the most interesting projects I’ve been involved with.