KJV Bible: King James Version

KJV Bible: King James Version

by Thomas Nelson

Paperback

$2.99

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780529064639
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 02/24/2005
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.64(h) x 1.03(d)

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

KJV Bible: King James Version 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 16 reviews.
labwriter on LibraryThing 8 hours ago
The language of the King James has never been equalled, IMO. I collect different versions of bibles, and the one I use for study is the New RSV. But I love to read aloud from the King James.
L_H_Walker More than 1 year ago
A positivly exquisite collection of wonderful books and writings. Writin in the beautiful language of Elizabethan English, the time when the development of the english language was at its peak. It's not as hard to understand the language of the KJV or Authorized Version as some think, they simply don't stick with it or try. You can find many uplifting and true stories within these pages if you'll give it the time. P.S. If you read at least three chapters a day and five on Sundays, you can finish within a year(I've still yet to finish it though).
Guest More than 1 year ago
It is worth remembering that this is a sample of writing - in translation granted, but writing - from the time directly contemporary with William Shakespeare. If you are working on Shakespeare, it is an important guide to his religeous ideas and those of his time, word usage at that time and a whole lot more. Keep it handy when working on a Shakespeare play and you won't be sorry.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was very poorly written. I would expect more from one of the all time best sellers. There was very little continuity and in fact it seemed to contradict itself from one chapter to the next. It was confusing and the language was very hard to understand. It was written in a very condescending tone as if it was the end all be all source for morality. I didn't enjoy it all.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book contains some really entertaining fictions like the Creation Myth and the nearafter Fall of Man. I always suspected the ladies had something to do with it but talking snakes? After this glorious start, the Good Book keeps engrossing your attention with such tales as Sodom and Gomorrah. Forget the part of the twin cities being destroyed. The fun part is Lot getting drunk and then screwing his two daughters. Oh, I forgot, Noah, after the flood got drunk too. I guess, if it had been me, I'd have gone for a bottle of Brandy too. I remember the movie Clockwork Orange based on the book of the same name. You might remember the antihero while in prison found comfort and support in the Holy Bible. He found the New Testament outside of the four gospels to be totally boring 'preachy-talky stuff' but the stories in the Old Testament of men sleeping with their handmaidens and their wives' handmaidens really kept him going. Yes, I found it rather uplifting too. There's some really great stuff here, as long as you know it as the fiction it is. Buy this book and put some laughter in your life.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You have to get a copy of this, you'll never regret it. Many stories and lessons will teach you a better way. It is the greatest book ever written. Pay close attention to the words in Red.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This obscure little book turned out to be rather interesting. I found an old copy in the basement along with some of my father's ancient blueprints and decided to give it a read. I was later surprised to find out that it's still in print even though none of the events that take place are even remotely recent. I assumed it would be hard to find being so old. I can only assume this is due towards the recent trend for old and obscure books. Some chapters are a little dry and others seem to be suspiciously similar to some recent movie plots. I hope the author of this book doesn't get sued because of this. After I finished the last chapter I wanted to know what happened next and found what I assumed was the sequel - 'The New Testament.' The title of that is a bit misleading since there's not much that's new. Infact, the entire book is practically the same as the ending of the 'Bible.' Another mistake I made was to assume the 'New Testament' was a revised version of the 'Old Testament.' It would have made more sense if the two books were titled 'The Bible: Part 1' and 'The Bible: Part II.' Don't expect to be able to finish the 'Bible' in a weekend, it's too densely packed for that.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Obviously, the title speaks for itself, but there are translational errors a plenty, hence the differing opinions. If you want to see this book in the true light, read 'the Awful Truth' by Patrick Conway. Then you will see how accurate this book is, and why all the confusion to its interpretation. Believe it or not, the Bible is a closed history of the ancient world. But, it's all true!
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Bible contains all of the words that everyone should strive to live by.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If their was every a book gave me the love and compasion I longed for it was the bible, after reading Glorious Failure, by Ben Jonjak I could not deny my faith any longer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Bible is not for everyone. I don't subscribe to any organized religion, but the King James Version is the most lyrical Bible I've seen. Whether you are religious or not, you should at least give this book a chance. They call it the 'good book' for a reason. The stories are generally interesting, and it's obvious why some people are inspired by it. I don't necessarily recommend using it as a 'guide to life' or anything. But if you appreciate what can be done with words and language, the King James Bible can be a fascinating experience.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I think the Bible is the best book ever written. It has been an inspiration to thousands of people. It holds every genre, and has been the number-one best seller for years.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Doesn't live up to all the hype that I've heard about it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the most awesome book around. I can't begin to describe it to you. But you should read it for yourself! If you are new to the Bible, read Genesis and any or all of the four Gospel's ( Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) first. It isn't like a fiction book where you have to read it from front to back. Just like any other non-fiction book, you can jump from one point to any other point in the whole book and it doesn't change it. Please write to me and tell me what you think! Feal Freen to visit my church, Community Bible Church, Newport News, Virginia or Open Door Baptist Church, Troutdale, Oregon, or any other Bible-believing, salvation-teaching church, Please do come!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful book that everyone should read and everyone should get to know God and by reading this book you can. This is an action pact book and a dramatic one.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Can you put a rating on the Word of God? Many have tried to peel each page of it apart looking for the one mistake that might be there, or curse it because we can't understand. Why would God give us His Son? The truth is we DON'T understand, but God loves us. He made us and more than the greatest father, He wants to show the truth. If you've been stuck on anything, had any doubts, or just want to know what it's all about. YOU HAVE TO READ IT YOURSELF. No review can reveal it's truth. When you read, read with an open heart and God will pour into it a love so awesome. Don't trust me on this one, PLEASE TRUST HIM, HE LOVES YOU.