Thursday, October 28, 2010

The Treasure of God's Word—Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible compiled by Jack Countryman


As someone who grew up reading the King James Bible and now reads the New King James Bible almost exclusively, I was interested in perusing this book. It is a beautifully bound, gilt-edged 105 page book containing the history of the birth and development of the KJV of the Holy Scriptures. Interspersed throughout the book are accounts of the origins, translations, revisions, and influences of the KJV. From this book, I learned things I never knew about the way the King James Bible has shaped English speaking culture, literature, and language.

But the main part of the book is topically arranged verses on subjects such as God's Faithfulness, Love, Holiness, Presence, etc. Jack Countryman put forth the effort to compile many verses that mention or explain each of the attributes of God or the needs of man.

The beautiful flow of language that many grew up hearing and reading continues to minister today. When in need of comfort, go to the section on God's Comfort. When in need of encouragement, many of the sections will minister, whether “Our Encouragement,” “God's Presence,” “God's Peace,” “God's Goodness,” or “God's Mercy.” This book could be used devotionally for a short time in the Word, but narrowed to a particular topic.

I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson Publisher in return for my review. I think it would make an excellent gift, and I am willing to give it to the first person who responds to this post on my blog or facebook!

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1 comment:

Bren said...

If you don't have a taker for the book yet I'll give it to Tim for his birthday!:)