This book of Bible readings and reflections has been published as part of the celebrations for the 400th anniversary of a classic Bible translation, first published in 1611 yet still widely used and loved around the world today. The King James Version (also know as the Authorised Version) was first published to provide a dignified, authoritative translation for public worship and private prayer, and for centuries it remained the most important Protestant translation into English. Coming at the historical moment it did, it shaped profoundly both English language and literature because of its central place in people’s consciousness. At the same time, it offers a unique vision of our relationship with God through the vivid and robust qualities of its expression.
Rachel Building’s short, insightful devotional readings are drawn from across the King James Version and are written to help the reader reflect on the richness of the language and what it says to us today about faith in God. They can be used for daily reflections, as a bedside book or simply for the fuller appreciation of different parts of the Bible. The King James Version is used as a living book, which speaks to us now. The book concludes with an afterward by Dr Alison Shell of University College, London, on the cultural and historical significance of this most enduring of Bible translations.
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