Search Results: "King James Holy Bible"


BOOK REVIEW

JESUS by King James Holy Bible
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 2010

"While both the overall design and the illustrations are artistically stunning, the use of the King James Version of the biblical texts and the formal composition of the illustrations are not child-friendly, making this of most interest to adult collectors. (Religion/picture book. 7-10)"
The artistic starting point for the luminous illustrations in Spirin's latest exploration of biblical texts is a large tempera painting incorporating scenes from the key events in the life of Christ. Read full book review >

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HOW THE BIBLE BECAME HOLY by Michael L. Satlow
NON-FICTION
Released: April 15, 2014

"Regardless of the reader's familiarity with the material, the author's expertise cannot be doubted."
Satlow (Religious and Judaic Studies/Brown Univ.; The Gift in Antiquity, 2013) explores the holy writings of the Bible back more than 10,000 years. Read full book review >

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THE STORY OF NOAH AND THE ARK by King James Bible
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2004

"These spreads have a mysteriously dusky lighting giving them the look of old masterpieces from a long-gone era. (poster) (Picture book/nonfiction. 5-9)"
Spirin's detailed, luminous paintings provide a traditional interpretation of the familiar Old Testament story, using the old-fashioned, measured cadences of the King James Bible as the text. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Bernardin's illustrations are appealing without being overly sweet, and this will be a logical choice for families to read aloud on Christmas Eve. (Picture book/nonfiction. 4-9)"
This traditional version of the Nativity story uses the King James Version of the Bible from the book of Luke with a short text and oversized format that will work well for reading to a group. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

KING by Ellen Oh
YOUNG ADULT
Released: March 30, 2015

"This finale is recommended only for completists. (map, glossary) (Fantasy. 13-16)"
In the conclusion to the Prophecy trilogy, Kira must decide if she can fully embrace her destiny as the Dragon Musado. Read full book review >

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KING by Kevin J. High
Released: Sept. 20, 2012

"A surprising amount of real analysis is embedded within this political fable, but it remains more fairy tale than meticulous study."
Combining both political fantasy and theory, the author imagines how he would reconstruct the federal government if he suddenly found himself king of the United States. Read full book review >

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KING by Harvard Sitkoff
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Serviceable but undistinguished fare for those disinclined to read more substantial texts."
Concise biography of the famed civil-rights leader. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2003

"Livelier and less scholarly than Alister McGrath's In the Beginning (2001): an engaging work of literary, cultural, and religious history."
British travel writer Nicolson (Sea Room, 2002, etc.) anatomizes the creation of the 1611 English-language Bible, perhaps the only work of art ever made by a committee. Read full book review >

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HOLY FIRE by Bruce Sterling
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Some flashes of wit and some good ideas here and there, though nothing that Sterling hasn't touched on before, but the overall mood's difficult to evaluate: Intended maybe as a sly, wry joke, it's turned out merely earnest, ponderous, and elaborate."
Cyberpunk guru Sterling's latest (Heavy Weather, 1994, etc.) is set in a 2095 whose pervasive but light-handed government allows everyone to do mostly as he or she pleases—food, shelter, education, health, and transportation are free—although we're given no indication of how this situation came to be, or how it all works. ``Post-humans''—ancient people rejuvenated by advanced techniques—pretty much run things; religious inspiration has been reduced to the effects of specific drugs; and it's illegal to feed vegetables to kids—in California anyway. Read full book review >

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HOLY RADISHES by Roberto Fernández
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 1, 1995

"And as every struggling comic knows, when slapstick falls, it falls hard."
Fern†ndez (Raining Backwards, not reviewed) continues his exploration of Cuban-American experience with a nearly unintelligible supposed satire of immigrant life. Read full book review >