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A Visual History of the English Bible: The Tumultuous Tale of the World's Bestselling Book Hardcover – September 15, 2008
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In A Visual History of the English Bible, Donald Brake simply tells the story of the English Bible, beginning with the earliest pre-English Bibles and concluding with the multiplicity of modern translations. Of course he passes through John Wycliffe, Martin Luther (whose contribution to the English Bible is undoubtedly greater than most people realize), William Tyndale and his contemporaries, and of course to the men who together translated the King James Version. He pauses to describe many lesser-known Bibles, some of which have little significance but others of which shaped and influenced the translations that would follow. Though this is a topic whose books are often written for the academy, this one is clearly written for a much more general audience. The prose is informal, as reference books go, and relies little on a lexicon unique to the subject matter.
Many references books are oversized--books that are difficult to carry around and sometimes even difficult to read. This title, though, is quite a standard hardcover size. Printed throughout on glossy paper it is exceptionally heavy, but still easy enough to carry and to read. It is wonderfully illustrated in full color.Read more ›
THIS BOOK CAN SERVE AS A GREAT REFERENCE TOOL FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE GOD'S WORD AND WANT TO KEEP AVAILABLE A VERY LIVELY AND KNOWLEDGEABLE HISTORY OF HOW IT HAS COME DOWN TO US TODAY.
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This history of the English Bible is well written by one who has a passion for God's Word being available in the vernacular for everyone. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Robert E. Bottomley Jr.
A valuable text for those of us who thrill at details, accounts, descriptions and, oh, yes, pictures of anything that has to do with the Holy Word of God.Published on September 6, 2013 by jfield1
While this is not a huge, exhaustive writing, it is very informative and enjoyable to read. If you love the Bible you'll enjoy this book.Published on March 28, 2013 by Amazon Customer
Beautifully illustrated with many full color photos; this is a wonderfully comprehensive and interesting history of how we got the Bible in the English language. Read morePublished on November 10, 2012 by JLJ
I originally had bought this book sometime ago from a clearance pile at a local bookstore. It was in good conditions and I liked it more after I read it, as well as studied the... Read morePublished on September 21, 2012 by R. A. Gomez
This is an excellent resource. It gives me new appreciation for the work that has gone into producing an English translation of the Bible. Read morePublished on January 18, 2012 by Dave Nichols