From the November, 2001 issue of Touchstone
The King’s English Bible by Preston Jones

The King’s English Bible

Wide as the Waters: The Story of the English Bible and the Revolution It Inspired
by Benson Bobrick
New York: Simon and Schuster, 2001
(379 pages; $26.00, cloth)

In the Beginning: The Story of the King James Bible and How It Changed a Nation, a Language, and a Culture
by Alister McGrath
New York: Doubleday, 2001
(340 pages; $24.95, cloth)

reviewed by Preston Jones

Have you, from time to time, seen a man fall flat on his face and lick the dust? I don’t mean to put words in your mouth, but, here in the land of the living, have you ever expected a man to go from strength to strength only to see him end up, perhaps because pride goes before a fall, succeeding only by the skin of his teeth?< . . .


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