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A King James Christmas: Biblical Selections with Illustrations from Around the World Hardcover – Oct 16 2012

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  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Wisdom Tales (Oct. 16 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 193778603X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937786038
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 21 x 26 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 658 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #624,976 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Like walking through a Cathedral and viewing the mosaics of a story. Sept. 29 2012
By Curtis A. Cecil - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I recently received an ebook from Wisdom Tales to review called A King James Christmas.

This is an Illustrated Christmas title.

Here is what the publisher had to say:

Beautifully crafted and presented, A King James Christmas is sure to become a new Christmas classic for the entire family. Excerpts from the Gospels are woven together to form a seamless and easy-to-follow story of Jesus' birth and infancy, including the Annunciation, the Visitation, the adoration of the Magi, the presentation of Jesus in the temple, and the flight into Egypt. Also included is the inspiring Sermon on the Mount. Fully illustrated with reproductions of paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, and stained glass windows from across the globe, A King James Christmas is a feast for the eye and a remarkable celebration of the spirit of Christmas.

Catherine Schuon was born in Bern, Switzerland, in 1924 and is a gifted artist and translator. She has collected children's books her entire life and is dedicated to helping children appreciate the beauty of the world's religions, which has inspired her to co-edit this book. As the daughter of a career Swiss diplomat she spent her youth in Europe, North Africa, and South America, excelling at languages and painting. In May 1949, she married author Frithjof Schuon and began translating his correspondence into English and Spanish. In 1980, the Schuons moved from Lake Geneva to southern Indiana, where Catherine still lives to this day.

MICHAEL oren FITZGERALD is the author and editor of over a dozen books that have received more than two dozen awards, including the prestigious ForeWord Book of the Year Award, the Ben Franklin Award, and the USA Best Books Award. Fitzgerald's award-winning books include Christian Spirit, Foundations of Christian Art by Titus Burckhardt, and Sermon of All Creation: Christians on Nature.

I received a Ebook version of this title which on my Kindle didn't come through well. The publisher did a great job at sticking up for their product and sent me a hard cover copy to review.

This title is nothing fancy in text as it is just the Christmas Story as written in the King James Bible.

While the KJV is not my version of choice, I am not a speaker of Shakespearean languages. Yet opening this book was like walking through an ancient cathedral and staring at the mosaics.

It is one of those books that you could look over for hours staring at each picture which is a photo of a classic work of art depicting the Christmas Story. It is a beautiful book and would make a great coffee table gift book.

Thanks to Wisdom tales Publishing for the free title.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
The Christmas Story Yet So Much More Jan. 14 2013
By Donna Cosmato - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Even though this is titled "A King James Christmas," this book offers way more than just a cleverly illustrated retelling of the story of Jesus' birth and childhood. Richly illustrated art complements carefully selected portions of the scripture from the King James version of the Bible to tell key highlights from the birth and life of Jesus. Even young children could easily understand the story from viewing the pictures so this is a perfect family book that spans both generations and genders. The only caveat I would mention to potential buyers is you might want to invest in the hardcover copy rather than the Kindle version. I received the Kindle version free from the publisher, Wisdom Tales, and was disappointed to find that many of the illustrations could not be viewed on the Kindle. However, the ones that we could see were absolutely breathtaking in their detail and beauty. I'd recommend this to anyone!

A King James Christmas: Biblical Selections with Illustrations from Around the World
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Unexpected Cover for a Wonderful Book Nov. 22 2012
By shelfishness - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The cover doesn't do this book justice (the image is far from the most beautiful of the pieces of art featured in the book).

A King James Christmas is a gloriously illustrated book that uses the original text from the King James Bible to tell the story of the birth of Jesus Christ. With multiple verses on each page, the story of Christmas flows naturally, making this an appealing read for young children, and older audiences. Using art from around the world (both traditional and contemporary), this book is bound to become a Christmas classic - the vibrant colors are stunning, and the diverse styles are utterly amazing.

I truly love this book because it celebrates what the holiday is all about, and does it in such a beautiful, rich way. With a book as wonderful as A King James Christmas, you can't help but enjoy this season a bit more.
Bring a new tradition to your Christmas celebration this year! Nov. 7 2012
By Gina Hott - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Hott Synopsis:
Did you ever flip through the Bible trying to read all about Jesus's life as it happened? It's difficult to pull it all together and read the sections in the correct sequence. Well, no more!
In this nifty little hardcover you can sit and share Jesus' life with your entire family.

Hott Review
Normally, I'd do a section of what I like versus what I didn't but honestly, it's God's Word about the life of His Son! What can I say?
Truly, through, I really enjoyed this. I think this is a definite asset to have on hand when sharing the life of Jesus with our family. And the graphics? Amazing!
The only thing I can say is -- Don't allow this to take the place of your Bible. It's a wonderful resource but only a section of His Word.