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by Bob Souer,David Teems

  • ISBN: 1598598066
  • Category: Biographies
  • Author: Bob Souer,David Teems
  • Subcategory: Historical
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Oasis Audio; Unabridged edition (October 19, 2010)
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  • Rating: 4.4
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There are helpful footnotes, but the main text is insightful, yet not too dry, and quite colorful.

There are helpful footnotes, but the main text is insightful, yet not too dry, and quite colorful.

Needed more King, less King James Bible and less of the author just quoting from other books. Also, since Teems is from Fr Having grown up with the King James Version of the Bible, I found this biography very interesting and at times, very sad. It was a well appreciated birthday gift. King James was described as being "orphaned, bullied, lonely and unloved", yet he was instrumental in having the KJV of the Bible translated and printed.

David Teems's narrative crackles with wit, using a thoroughly modern tongue to. .Majestie offers an engaging new look at the world's most cherished, revered, and influential translation of Sacred Writ and the king behind it.

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 taleùconspiracy, kidnapping, witchcraft, murder, love, despair, loss

These are the books of the King James Version of the Bible along with the names and numbers given them in the Douay Rheims Bible and Latin Vulgate. This list is a complement to the list in Books of the Latin Vulgate

These are the books of the King James Version of the Bible along with the names and numbers given them in the Douay Rheims Bible and Latin Vulgate. This list is a complement to the list in Books of the Latin Vulgate. It is an aid to finding cross references between two longstanding standards of Biblical literature. There are 80 books in the King James Bible-39 in the Old Testament, 14 in the Apocrypha, and 27 in the New Testament.

David Teems’s narrative crackles with wit, using a thoroughly modern . The only thing that it doesn't go into is the life of King James after the King James Bible was published. Overall though the book was very well written.

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.

Expand your enjoyment of literature with MAJESTIE: THE KING BEHIND THE KING JAMES BIBLE by David Teems (unabridged), presented by Oasis Audio. This audiobook app was created with the Folium enhancedAudio™ framework, and contains a multitude of features and content to help take you beyond the words, including 5-star professional narration, background extras, and more.

David Teems’s narrative crackles with wit, using a thoroughly modern tongue to.Majestie offers an engaging new look at the world’s most cherished, revered, and influential translation of Sacred Writ and the king behind it.

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

A biography of James Stuart is a study in paradox, one that entertains as much as it informs. James I waddles through history, sidewise and crablike. Intellectually astute, he can dazzle and charm with the polish of his rhetoric one minute, and speak with the vulgarity of a tavern bawd the next. James is an amusing mix of bombast and majesty, of sparkle and grime, of smut and brilliance, of visionary headship and foolishness. And only he, this all-too-human king, our flawed James, could have given us the great book he did. Early in his reign, James fashioned himself as the “new Solomon,” the pacifist prince entering the “the land of promise,” that is, the England inherited from his cousin Elizabeth. But the milk and honey he expected was a mirage. Still, in many respects he flirts with greatness. He is the first king of a united, or “Great Britain.” For all his foibles, all his bungling, James possesses an evolved sense of majesty, a type of faith in majesty itself, and wants nothing more than for his new Bible to reflect this majesty, to gild and elevate the reign, to be the great medicine that might heal the realm.


Reviews about Majestie: The King Behind the King James Bible (7):
Dandr
As with Tyndale, David Teems captures the times, the people and the essence - this time, of 'The King' (both majestic and thoroughly human) in a hard to put down epic, far beyond mere human affairs. Christians commonly speak of the preservation of the Bible as a miraculous feat, while knowing little of the players on that stage of history. Teems brings alive characters and circumstances of which miracles are made - along with evidence of the mysterious and supernatural Creator, behind or within (take your pick) what guides men far beyond what they could expect to achieve. Teems puts pants on the extraordinary King James and demystifies the myths of an historical era that has been ignored and forgotten, to our great loss. This volume and Tyndale should be in the curriculum of every every high school in the Western world. Without them, we will continue to misuse the institutions upon which the West produced - the most successful civilization known to man. Majestie is on my 'repeat-read' list!
Linn
In Majestie, author David Teems seamlessly blends quality historical research with superb readability. Who knew King James I of England could be such an interesting character? In Majestie, Teems introduces us to the King, giving great background and juicy details, and making his subject accessible to today's readers. There are helpful footnotes, but the main text is insightful, yet not too dry, and quite colorful.
Beginning with stories such as how James was almost aborted in his mother's womb, Teems gives great background that pulls back the curtain on the royal Stuart family, revealing the good, the bad, and the ugly in all their majestic glory. From the beginning, I was hooked and this biography read like a novel - full of intrigue, plotting, love affairs, and even the Bible.
While James is certainly the star of the book, other characters like his mother Mary Queen of Scots, John Knox, Elizabeth, Shakespeare, and many others move in and out of the spotlight from time to time. Of all the other subjects, it is the King James Bible (or Authorized Version) which takes center stage by the end of the book. As has been noted, the KJB is the best selling book in history, and the most read.
Teems explores the process of translating the Bible into English, as well as looking at the men who played crucial roles in accomplishing this monumental task. Yet through it all, at the center remains James.
I highly recommend this book for those who are interested in a primer on the King James Bible, or for anyone who loves history. I especially enjoyed the Kindle version because of the ease of looking through footnotes and looking up other 17th Century figures, items, and ideas.
Samowar
This book was very enjoyable to read. I liked that it took one through the beginnings to the end with great detail. I liked the notes on the Bible writing, how it was such a community of academia. That was my reason for selecting this book.
betelgeuze
I actually hate to read so I also bought the audio version along with the kindle version and so far it has been very interesting to me and actually unexpected information about the life of King James.
Perilanim
LOVE THIS BOOK
Little Devil
Arrived on time.
Androlhala
I have been meaning to do some research on King James for a long time and this book hit the jackpot! It also arrived quickly.
This book is very well written and very interesting. My only issue is the fact that I purchased this book because I believed it was a history of King James I of England. It starts out that way until it gets to the period where King James orders a new translation of the Bible. Then, and for the rest of the book, the author solely discusses the writing of the King James Bible, including the men who translated, and every other imaginable fact behind the translating of the Bible. I even checked the title of the book to see if I had misunderstood what I ordered. So, I enjoyed the book up to the point where the translation of the Bible comes into play. From that point on, the author stays on a different topic completely and I quit reading. If I wanted to read a book about the process of the King James Bible, I would have purchased a book about that topic. But the first half of the book is about King James I of England, and is very interesting and very easy to read.

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