From Publishers Weekly
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I give it a very high recommendation.
Although the author writes from the Protestant perspective the book is written in an easy to read, flowing style that it keeps you turning pages.
A wonderful book not only on the bible but the events and people that made the world as we know it yesterday and today.
I would like to meet Mr. Bobrick (Benson, are you reading this?) He seems like a fascinating guy. I first read him in the 1980s, when he wrote on Ivan the Terrible. Read morePublished 2 months ago by David H. Eisenberg
Well written explanation of the process of getting the Bible to the English speaking world, and of the impact of that accomplishment.Published 11 months ago by sierralpha
A wonderful book not only on the bible but the events and people that made the world as we know it yesterday and today. I recommend it to all.Published 13 months ago by E. Moreton
It's readable, inspiring, and scholarly. Obviously, the subject matter can make for some fairly dry bits, but the stories still manage to be both informative and inspiring.Published 16 months ago by Robert Field
Erasmus called it "the food of the soul." He was referring to the Bible. The problem was very few people could read it. Read morePublished on February 5, 2012 by Ricardo Mio
This is a good history of how the Bible came to be translated into English. It covers the period from Wycliffe's Bible in the late 14th century to the King James Bible in the... Read morePublished on November 15, 2010 by frothy
This is a wonderful book, and very inspiring. It is the history of the translation of the Bible into English, with all the attendant wars, and political intrigues that were... Read morePublished on February 12, 2010 by Jerry C. Stricklin
"Wide as the Waters..." has been an eye-opener for me. It has connected lots of dots. This has been one of the most important readings I have enjoyed in the past years, a source of... Read morePublished on October 18, 2009 by Frederick R. Andresen