Hmmm.. how do I put this? This book is a good book if, and only if you allow your expectations to fly away with the wind once you get past page 4. However there is additional information about the King James translation sprinkled about, but not much. First let me start by saying, this is a gorgeous book. It is a deep burgundy hardback leather bound book with embossing on the cover. It also is dawned with beautiful type that is a deep gold. Each page is slick, but not the cheap slick, but the nice slick. The kind of page you stare at a minute or so before you even let your eyes digest the text before you. This is indeed a beautiful book. However, It is a book that in 3 pages or so, gives a brief, and I mean brief history of the King James Translation of the bible, and then goes on for 160 pages or so with short chapters that are only scripture references packed together under different subject titles. It this a bad thing? No. But it is an unexpected thing. If you are looking for an in depth celebratory book about the King James translation, this book is not it. But if you are looking for a book that is splendid in its beauty, a great gift, and a good topical reference or lose bible study guide, this is the book for you. All in all I say buy this book, it is good eye candy, and the bible deserves some beauty added to its words. So go ahead, and digest this book. You will not regret it.
To comply with new regulations introduced by the Federal Trade Commission, I must post that Thomas Nelson has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book to review. The opinions expressed here are my own.