Celebrating the King James Version

Devotional readings from the classic translation

Rachel Boulding

Currently out of print £9.99

Celebrating the KJV brings to us all the opportunity to recapture some of the riches of language and the deep messages of this Bible.
Frank Field MP

Content

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 known 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 Boulding'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 a 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 afterword by Dr Alison Shell of University College, London, on the cultural and historical significance of this most enduring of Bible translations.

Endorsements

Celebrating the KJV brings to us all the opportunity to recapture some of the riches of language and the deep messages of this Bible.
Frank Field MP

Through its own remarkable prose and poetry, and its influence on Britain's literature and oral culture, [the King James Version] has touched the lives of secular audiences and those of different religions. to Christian believers, it hints at a God who incarnates beauty in the prose, poetry and scholarship of a particular historical moment.
Dr Alison Shell, University College, London

Author info

Rachel Boulding is Deputy Editor of The Church Times; she previously worked at Church House Publishing where she was a key member of the team publishing Common Worship and related material. She started her publishing career at SPCK, where she worked for ten years first on the Triangle imprint and then on SPCK titles, following a degree in English Language and Literature at Pembroke College, Oxford.

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Book details

  • ISBN: 9781841017570
  • Published: 22 October 2010
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 144
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