Item description for King's Book (Louise A. Vernon's Religous Heritage) by Louise Vernon...
Overview The King James Bible is surrounded by a mystery. Everyone wants to know who the secret editor is who published the work of 54 different translators? Before Nat Culver finds answers to his questions, he is plunged into a series of baffling incidents. His father, on=e of the translators who worked on the new Bible, has a secret enemy. Nat sees his father falsely accused as a traitor and wants to know who is doing this. Could it be another translator, jealous of Nat's father? Or is this all about the recent Catholic uprising, like the Gunpowder Plot? With the help of Button, servant to the righthand man of Kings James himself, Nat discovers his father's enemy and why this man is a fanatic. Along the way, Nat also discovers more about the Bible than he ever thought possible.
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Studio: Herald Pr
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.36" Width: 5.96" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.39 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Herald Press
Grade Level Multiple Grades
Series Louise A. Vernons Religious Heri
ISBN 0836119339 ISBN13 9780836119336
Reviews - What do customers think about King's Book (Louise A. Vernon's Religous Heritage)?
1611, The King James Translation and period intrigue Jul 27, 2007
Nat Culver is the son of one of the translators King James has appointed, working on a Bible to replace the Geneva Bible. As we follow Nat during the period of the translation, we read some of the discussions this work provoked. Nat's personal drama brings up the persecution of Catholics in England at the time, and his friend from the court brings us up to date on little tidbits of period history. Being well educated, as one might expect from the son of one of the translators, Nat became the tutor to a son of one of the other translators. As the men who worked on the King James Bible were not paid, Nat was also unpaid for his tutoring, but he was glad to receive food and a place in the family of his employer. As we read along with Nat and his adventures, we learn along with him much about the Bible as it was held in that time, interpretation, and views on the translation work. Even though King James commissioned this Bible, Nat finally declares that it "is not the king's book" but "the King of Kings' Book."
I thought this a well researched book, and great for children. They will easily learn some of the period history, as well as the origins of the King James Version.