Saturday, November 6, 2010

Book Review: The Treasure of God's Word: Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible, compiled by Jack Countryman

The Treasure of God's Word is a lovely, leather-like bound book with gilt-edged pages and embossed cover. It briefly discusses the process of translating the King James Version Bible, which was originally printed in 1611.

The King James Bible was originally translated with the thought in mind that it would be read aloud in church service, so the translators carefully chose words and phrases to make the passages almost musical. Truly, the King James Bible was a great work of art. We will celebrate the 400th anniversary of its publishing next year.

This is the main purpose of the book, to celebrate that 400th anniversary. The Treasure of God's Word is divided into sections: a few pages in each section contain a discussion about the translation process, as well as a few pages of Bible scriptures on various topics, illustrating the lovely, almost poetical use of the English language.

When I received my copy in the mail, my first reaction upon seeing the cover of this book was one of delight! Such a lovely, soft, burgundy binding, with artistic embossing makes for a beautiful little gift book.

I homeschool my children, and this year we have been studying the history of the Christian church, the Reformation, and the history of the Bible. Receiving this book will add another dimension to our study! And if I could actually part with the book myself (book collector that I am!), I might consider giving it to my high school aged daughter for Christmas!

Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book from Booksneeze in order to give you my honest opinions.
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