Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible

Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible

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Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible by David Teems, Bob Souer

A biography of James Stuart is a study in paradox, one that entertains as much as it informs. James I waddles through history, sidewise and crablike. Intellectually astute, he can dazzle and charm with the polish of his rhetoric one minute, and speak with the vulgarity of a tavern bawd the next. James is an amusing mix of bombast and majesty, of sparkle and grime, of smut and brilliance, of visionary headship and foolishness. And only he, this all-too-human king, our flawed James, could have given us the great book he did. Early in his reign, James fashioned himself as the “new Solomon,” the pacifist prince entering the “the land of promise,” that is, the England inherited from his cousin Elizabeth. But the milk and honey he expected was a mirage. Still, in many respects he flirts with greatness. He is the first king of a united, or “Great Britain.” For all his foibles, all his bungling, James possesses an evolved sense of majesty, a type of faith in majesty itself, and wants nothing more than for his new Bible to reflect this majesty, to gild and elevate the reign, to be the great medicine that might heal the realm.

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ISBN-13: 9781609811853
Publisher: Oasis Audio
Publication date: 10/19/2010
Edition description: Library Unabridged, Library Edition
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 6.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

David Teems earned his BA in Psychology and Philosophy at Georgia State University. David has been occupied in full-time ministry as a musician, published songwriter, Bible teacher, worship leader, contributor to Christian magazines, speaker, and published author. Transitioning, as he has, from music to books, David remains active in ministry, making public appearances on a regular basis, either speaking or playing worship music with Grammy and Dove winner Joe Beck in Nashville. David’s wife of twenty-five years, Benita, their Dalmatian, Sophie, and their sons Shad and Adam (and Adam’s family) all live in Franklin, Tennessee.

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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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