Tuesday, November 23, 2010

THOMAS NELSON CELEBRATES KING JAMES BIBLE

Thomas Nelson, the world's leading publisher of KJV Bibles, is launching a new website dedicated to celebrating the upcoming 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, the most influential book ever published in the English language. www.KJV400Celebration.com will go live on Black Friday, November 26, 2010, kicking off "400 Days of Celebration" commemorating the historical, religious, and cultural impact of the KJV.

The website will feature a rich array of resources to help people celebrate the Bible and carry on its distinct legacy, including:

KJV/NKJV Verse of the Day widget providing daily scripture verses;
podcasts in partnership with History Channel Magazine; historical Bible facts; videos; event listings; church and ministry resources.

The King James Version was first published on May 5, 1611. The 400 Days of Celebration will carry on to the end of 2011. Focusing on the history, cultural significance, and personal experience of the Bible in everyday life, the campaign will also connect Bible reading and its impact on literacy, and encourage people to put God's Word in action to offer hope and inspiration to others.

Thomas Nelson, Inc. is a leading provider of Bibles, products, and live events emphasizing Christian, inspirational and family value themes. For more information on the company and its titles, please visit www.thomasnelson.com or www.thomasnelsonbibles.com.

1 comment:

David said...

For more news about the 400th anniversary of the 1611 King James Version Bible, be sure to visit the new http://www.credocommunications.net/kjv website. As was done for the Gutenberg Bible, a leather-bound leaf book is being issued.

Two big surprises:

1. The leaf book’s authors have compiled the first worldwide census of extant copies of the original first printing of the 1611 King James Version (sometimes referred to as the "He" Bible). For decades, authorities from the British Museum, et al., have estimated that “around 50 copies” of that first printing still exist. The real number is quite different.

2. As well, one of the authors has discovered the exact price at which the first KJV Bibles were sold back in 1611. That price has eluded experts for generations. The finding was quite a surprise!

For more information, you're invited to contact Donald L. Brake, Sr., PhD, at dbrake1611@q.com or David Sanford at drsanford@earthlink.net