We just completed a review of the King James Version of the Bible from Holman, America’s oldest Bible publisher. Did you know the KJV is one of the most trusted Bible translations? The KJV was not only the first Bible to be printed, it is also the best-selling Bible version of all time.
For over 400 years, the King James Version of the Bible has been the favorite translation for millions of believers, capturing the majesty of God’s Word and shaping the worship of generations. The scholars translating the KJV Bible were among the top scholars of their day, and most were deeply familiar with literature and poetry as well as with theology and ancient languages. They were also intent on creating a translation that would last for generations, so they avoided recent changes to the language, often using words and phrases that sounded formal even then to ensure the dignity and longevity of the translation.
The King James Bible took seven years to complete and is described as the most important and influential printed book in the English language, reigning supreme over other translations. Since 1611, Christians have turned to the KJV Bible for a faithful and beautiful rendering of God’s Word. Its rich tradition has guided generations of pastors, authors, and scholars, while its reverent and God-honoring language continues to shape our words today. Knowledge of the Bible and its influence is a deeply important part of a good education.
If your family follows a literature-based, great books, or classical method of homeschooling, the KJV Bible is a great addition to your studies while providing a strong biblical foundation. The King James translation of the Bible has long been known for its poetic beauty and structure. While its language may sound archaic today, a familiarity with this version of the Bible prepares students for reading Shakespeare. (The King James Bible was published in the same year that William Shakespeare began work on The Tempest.)
We’re giving you a chance to win one of these three Holman KJV Bibles:
- Holman KJV Study Bible
- Holman KJV One Big Story Bible
- Holman KJV Ultrathin Reference Bible
Here you can learn more about them…
1. Holman KJV Study Bible ($79.99 value)
This beautiful illustrated study Bible is as amazing to look through as it is to feel. Its soft LeatherTouch cover is smooth and flexible. The rich brown simulated leather cover and gilded page edges give it a handsome appearance. It’s a hefty Bible that weighs about five pounds, so you probably won’t want to carry it with you to church. But for biblical research and study at home, the Holman KJV Study Bible is a true feast for the eyes and spirit.
This fully illustrated Bible includes an award-winning array of study resources such as:
- Over 16,000 study notes, each presented on the same page as the verses it refers to.
- Introductions and outlines for each book, including background information, theological themes, insights into what makes the book unique, and a timeline of what point in history it took place.
- High-quality Smyth-sewn binding that allows the pages to lay open for easy reading and studying.
- Easy-to-read layout with two columns of text, 9-point type size, words of Christ in red, page edge cross-references, and three columns of study notes.
- Full-color visuals to help you see the structure and context of Scripture come alive, including 123 photographs, 58 maps, 19 illustrations/reconstructions, 19 charts, and 60 timelines.
- 20 full-length articles on practical and theological issues, including the origin and transmission of the Bible.
- “King’s English” glossary of terms and 17th-century expressions.
- Detailed concordance.
- One-year and three-year Bible reading plans.
The Holman KJV Study Bible comes in a sturdy box for giving as a gift or keeping it dust-free on a shelf. This high quality Bible is a classic that will last for generations!
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2. Holman KJV Ultrathin Reference Bible ($34.99 value)
If you don’t need a study Bible and just want a personal Bible for casual reading or quick reference, the Holman KJV Ultrathin Reference Bible is perfect! Its thin size and light weight make it easy to carry, and it fits nicely in a handbag, backpack or briefcase. Holman is a pioneer in the development of ultrathin Bibles and it really shows in this volume. Despite its compact size (5¾” w x 9” h x 1”), this well-designed Bible is jam-packed with many useful additional features.
Some of the features you’ll find in the Holman KJV Ultrathin Reference Bible include:
- Presentation page
- 8.5-point type (saves space but still easy to read)
- Smyth-sewn binding
- Two-column text
- Center-column cross references
- Topical page headings
- Words of Christ in red
- King’s English Glossary of Terms
- Harmony of the Gospels
- Messianic Prophecies of the Old Testament
- Predications Made by Jesus
- Parables of Jesus
- Prophecies of Jesus’ Second Coming
- Full-color maps
The Holman KJV Ultrathin Reference Bible has a rich two-tone brown LeatherTouch flexible cover and gilded pages. The thin pages can be a little hard to turn, but the ink does not bleed through. If you’re looking for the perfect portable Bible to grab and take with you wherever you go, this is it! All the extra features make it a great value, too.
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3. Holman KJV One Big Story Bible ($29.99 value)
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~Proverbs 22:6 KJV
This hardcover children’s Bible contains the full text of the KJV! It also features 146 full-color Gospel Project illustrations throughout to help make the KJV Bible more accessible to kids. Scan the QR code and Bible scenes come to life through Digital Pop-Up technology, along with a short audio of the story. Even without the app, the vibrantly colored pictures in this Bible seem to pop off the pages and yet the colors don’t bleed through to the other side. In addition to the colorful visuals, kids will be attracted to the special features this five-star Bible has included just for them.
- Every book of the Bible has an introduction written specifically with kids in mind.
- The Big Picture feature digs into key Bible stories and provide parents with discussion material.
- Christ Connections show how each Bible story points to Christ.
- Big Questions/Big Answers tells curious kids what they want to know.
- “Big Words” is a Bible dictionary giving children understanding of Biblical terms.
- 100 Top Memory Verses for kids to learn.
- 8 pages of full-color maps.
The Holman KJV One Big Story Bible is a great introduction to the King James Version for kids. Especially if they have a literary bent, it will train their brains for reading the classics like Shakespeare’s plays. The book is slightly heavy at 2.5 pounds and the thin paper makes it a bit tricky for children’s stubby little fingers to turn the pages, but we’d recommend it for ages 8-12 (grades 3-8) and it’s perfect for family devotions.
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Which King James Bible is Right for You?
If you are a serious Bible student and use study tools like Strong’s Concordance to determine what specific words mean in Hebrew and Greek, get the Holman KJV Study Bible because those tools base their word study on the King James Version. If you want a slim Bible that you can easily carry around with you so it’s always handy for reading and reference, the Holman KJV Ultrathin Reference Bible fits the bill. And finally, don’t let the idea of a children’s Bible hold you back – the colorful pictures and study aids in the KJV One Big Story Bible are suitable for all ages!
Would you prefer a KJV Bible in a different style or finish, or are you thinking of getting a special one to give as a gift? From a simple text Bible to fit in your pocket or purse, to study Bibles with award winning study tools, there is a KJV Bible for everyone! You can see the great selection of Bibles available now (and many on sale) at www.TheKingJamesBible.com. The website even has a “Find Your KJV Bible Tool”. The process allows you to easily find what you are looking for—and weekly specials with up to 50% off are easy to find too!
KJV Bible Giveaway – Win Your Choice Of Bibles!
We are excited to offer our readers the chance to win one of YOUR CHOICE of the three Bibles featured in this review! Let us know which KJV Bible you’d like to win and why. Submit your entries as instructed through the Rafflecopter form. Giveaway contest ends Tuesday, June 1, 2021. Rafflecopter not showing? Click here!
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Disclosure: We received review copies of these Bibles from LEV3L Digital and Lifeway. They are also providing the prize for this giveaway. The honest opinions expressed in this review are not influenced by any monetary compensation.
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