Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible

Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible

by David Teems
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Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible by David Teems

In the Beginning,

Orphaned, bullied, lonely, and unloved as a boy, in time the young King of Scots overcame his troubled beginnings to ascend the English throne at the height of England’s Golden Age. In an effort to pacify rising tensions in the Anglican Church, and to reflect the majesty of his new reign,
he spearheaded the most important literary undertaking in Western history—the translation of the Bible into a beautiful, lyrical, and accessible English.

David Teems’s narrative crackles with wit, using a thoroughly modern tongue to reanimate the life of this seventeenth century king—a man at the intersection of political, literary, and religious thought,
yet a man of contrasts, dubbed by one French king as “the wisest fool in

Warm, insightful, even at times amusing, Teems’s depiction of King James has all the elements of a grand tale—conspiracy, kidnapping,
witchcraft, murder, love, despair, loss. Majestie
offers an engaging new look at the world’s most cherished, revered, and influential translation of Sacred Writ and the king behind it.

“Engrossing and entertaining…a delightful read in every way.” – Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781595552204
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 500,439
Product dimensions: 7.44(w) x 11.30(h) x 0.91(d)

About the Author

Recording artist, songwriter, and speaker,David Teemsis the author of Tyndale: The ManWho Gave God an English Voice , Majestie:The King Behind the King James Bible , ToLove is Christ , Discovering YourSpiritual Center , and And TherebyHangs a Tale . Teems earned his BA in Psychology at Georgia StateUniversity. David and his wife Benita live in Franklin, Tennessee near theirsons Adam and Shad.

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Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Was well writtin. I learned alot about how the KJ bible came about. I also enjoyed the info on the King.
Eve3BT More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed learning about King James and the making of the KJB. It reads more like a novel and is filled with interesting facts. As Publishers Weekly says, "A delightful read in every way." I totally agree.
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