Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible

CD - unabridged
Audio (7 discs)
Product Number: DC208
Released: Oct 19, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781598598063
Narrator/s: Bob Souer
Publisher: Oasis Audio
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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 Christendom." 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.

Author(s): David Teems
Genre: Religion, History

Professional reviews

"The story of the King James Bible is brought to the spoken word by narrator Bob Souer. Souer speaks in a clear, well-paced manner that allows listeners to stay with the material. Sounding like a historian, he quickly commands listeners' attention and guides them through the true events that led to the most popular translation of the Bible, a distinction that prevails today. But Souer presents the text in a regal tone that may distance some listeners from the content. While great for the nonfiction enthusiast, this audio is not recommended for those desiring a more intimate listen. J.E. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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