Saturday, November 20, 2010

The Treasure of God’s Word: Celebrating 400 Years of the King James Bible by Jack Countryman

Leather-bound and gilt-edged, Jack Countryman’s The Treasure of God’s Word commemorates the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible. The book contains forty-five short sections that illustrate God’s love and compassion for his followers. Each section contains about ten verses, with no commentary or added information, from the King James Bible. Examples of sections include God’s Wisdom, God’s Kindness, God’s Power, Our Salvation, Our Heart, and Our Courage. A brief historical account of the creation and popularization of the King James Bible is interspersed throughout the book.

Countryman’s compilation is not designed to be an in-depth Bible study resource. It is a beautiful book to display or give as a gift. While the historical information is very basic, it is a great introduction for someone with no knowledge of the creation of the Bible or a refresher for someone who has forgotten.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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