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King James

  • The Acts of the Apostlesby P.D. James

    Canongate Books 1999; US$ 2.46

    Acts is the sequel to Luke's gospel and tells the story of Jesus's followers during the 30 years after his death. It describes how the 12 apostles, formerly Jesus's disciples, spread the message of Christianity throughout the Mediterranean against a background of persecution. With an introduction by P.D. James more...

  • Begatby David Crystal

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    The King James Bible has contributed more to English than any other source. In this enlightening book David Crystal asks why. He looks at how its words have been given new life by poets, playwrights, novelists, politicians, journalists, advertisers, film-makers, hip-hop artists, and many others. more...

  • The Bible: Authorized King James Versionby Robert Carroll; Stephen Prickett

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    The Bible is the most important book in the history of Western civilization, and also the most difficult to interpret. It has been the vehicle of continual conflict, with every interpretation reflecting passionately-held views that have affected not merely religion, but politics, art, and even science. This unique edition offers an exciting new approach... more...

  • The Book of Jobby Louis de Bernières

    Canongate Books 1999; US$ 2.46

    Suffering in an unjust world is the theme of this book. God punishes Job, a wealthy and pious man, after giving an assertion to Satan that his subject will never curse him. It goes on to explain why Job has suffered, raising ethical questions about the nature of divinity. The text is introduced by author Louis de Bernieres more...

  • The Book of Psalmsby Bono

    Canongate Books 1999; US$ 2.46

    Through the ages, the book of Psalms has been regarded as the most inspirational of all the Bible's books. It is not known how or when the collection of 150 lyrical poems came into existence, though many are ascribed to King David. The text is introduced by U2 singer Bono. more...

  • The Book of the Prophet Isaiahby Peter Ackroyd

    Canongate Books 1999; US$ 2.46

    This is the text of the book of Isaiah, the first and foremost of the 17 'prophetic' books of the Old Testament. Contrasting with images of wrath and destruction are visions of an age of peace and harmony. The biblical text is introduced by Peter Ackroyd. more...

  • The Books of Jonah, Micah and Nahumby Alasdair Gray

    Canongate Books 1999; US$ 2.46

    This text presents the books of Jonah, Micah and Nahum. The book of Jonah shows the people of Nineveh being forgiven, yet this overturns usual biblical narrative such as Micah and Nahum where Israel's enemies are expected to get their come-uppance. With an introduction by Alasdair Gray. more...

  • The Books of Ruth and Estherby Joanna Trollope

    Canongate Books 1999; US$ 2.46

    This volume presents the texts of two Old Testament books, Ruth and Esther, two of the very few biblical stories to focus on women. Ruth in particular has attracted much attention from feminist scholars, though it reinforces age-old notions of male dominance. With an introduction by Joanna Trollope more...

  • The Concise Bibleby Frances Hazlitt; Hunter Baker

    Regnery Publishing 2015; US$ 19.99

    This classic 1962 guide to the King James Bible collects the most famous passages from the Old and New Testaments and arranges them with intervening synopses of all sixty-six Biblical books. Under editor Frances Hazlitt's masterful direction, readers will quickly become fully acquainted with the broad sweep of the Bible and will come to a new, intimate... more...

  • Ecclesiastes or, The Preacherby Doris Lessing

    Canongate Books 1999; US$ 2.46

    Ancient tradition suggests that this world-weary lament is the work of Solomon in old age. Casting its eye over the transient nature of life, the book questions the striving for wisdom and the truth, choosing instead to espouse the value of living for the moment. The text is introduced by Doris Lessing. more...