‘The King James Bible is a cornerstone of our culture and our language…To read it is to feel simultaneously at home, a citizen of the world, and a traveller through eternity.’ Andrew Motion
‘If you have no Bible, you have no way to live’ Rosa Parks
‘There is no doubt in my mind that the King James Bible and not Shakespeare set this language on its path to become a universal language on a scale unprecedented before or since.’ Melvyn Bragg
‘The DNA of our language’ Frank Field MP
About the Author
For 400 years, the King James Version has represented the epitome of the English language in all its power and glory.
Across continents and cultures, its language has changed how we speak, and its claims have changed how we live. This is a book which is both loved by many and despised by some, but which simply cannot be ignored.
So whether you wish to encounter the King James Bible for the first time, or return to it as an old friend, this edition is your ideal companion.