The Book That Changed the World

DVD - 2011
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Acclaimed actor John Rhys-Davies visits landmarks, explains relics, and leads us back into a darker time to discover this fascinating tale of saints and sinners, power and passion, as the greatest translation of Holy Scripture emerges into a world and culture that would never be quite the same again.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate Entertainment, 2011
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (94 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Feb 26, 2014

Yea! This is the second time I've checked out this DVD, and this time around there weren't any glitches.

This is an informative DVD. Too bad I didn't learn about its existence 'til this year.

Nov 06, 2012

Energetic and powerful actor John Rhys-Davies presents this fascinating story.
He visits landmarks, explains relics and guids you back into a darker time.
How has the King James Bible come into life?
The accompaning docu-drama helps you understand why King James come up the idea to translate Holy Scripture.
This is a really interesting, informative and entertaining story.
You wouldn't be disappointed.

Jul 13, 2011

Better-than-nothing documentary and re-enactment of the history of the King James Version of the Bible, a translation published by the Church of England in 1611. Unfortunately, the film should have been much more informative and incisive about the book’s enduring spiritual and linguistic impact on British culture—which was enormous.

Jun 13, 2011

A well-produced film specially that it is made in conjunction with the 400th anniversary of its subject, the KJV of the Bible. However, it is more of about the life of the King James VI and the history taking place in England and Scotland during his life than the making of the Bible's version itself. There's so much footage devoted to his early life than into the birthing as well as to possibly perhaps the problems encountered, the drama that unfolded in the chamber where these translators where trying to devise the best possible way to make the best translation into contemporary English from the Greek, Hebrew and Aramaic sources. And that's the drawback to a documentary that would have been fitting as a tribute to its four centuries of existence.


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