For three years, I have used The Voice translation of the bible. When I use it in a group to read aloud, people always ask what version. The flow is current and beautiful. This translation keeps me in the word. I did a study on Luke that focused on a chapter a week. I got so engrossed reading that I was quickly finished and into Acts before it hit me that I was done. For all the people who have a hard time digesting the prose of other versions of the bible, give this bible a try. The Voice makes me want to go back, read and reread the bible. Five out of five hearts.
More info on The Voice @www.hearthevoice.com/
The website offers free download of the new testament as well as emailing out a verse of the day.