Nov 1, 2010
The Treasure of God's Word compiled by Jack Countryman
Scholars have long agreed that one of the greatest influences in the shaping of the English language is the King James Version of the Bible. The Treasure of God’s Word is a celebration of the King James Version’s 400-year anniversary, continuing its legacy of inspiration to people in all walks of life. Scripture selections are divided into 45 topics that shed light on the vastness of God’s love for each one of us, as well as articles outlining the history of the translation from its original 1611 to present-day versions. It’s a ‘treasure’ that will bless anyone with a love for God’s Word and a belief that His promises hold true today as they have through the centuries.
A beautiful tribute to celebrate 400 years of the King James Bible, the gift book titled The Treasure of God's Word is truly a treasure. Beginning with the earliest origins of the King James Bible, and following through each step to current day, the book ends with a simple summary that highlights how the King James Bible has endured to become one of the most loved translations of all time.
Interspersed in this book are forty-five distinct passages that demonstrate and illuminate God's love and compassion for His people. Some of the topics covered are God's faithfulness, forgiveness, comfort and strength, as well as His wisdom and guidance. Each individual passage is followed by additional scriptures that further demonstrate the extent of God's love for us.
This book was a pleasure to read, and it would make a gorgeous addition to any library. I was expecting a little more detail on the actual translation process, yet I still enjoyed learning about the transition from early 1600 to present day. The Treasure of God's Word would make a lovely Christmas gift!
Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book through Book Sneeze, in exchange for my honest review.