Dr. Donald Brake Interviewed on the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible

At Haven Today, a nationally syndicated Christian radio show and podcast, Dr. Donald Brake was recently interviewed on the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible. Dr. Brake is the author of A Visual History of the English Bible (Baker Books, 2008) and the recently released A Visual History of the King James Bible (Baker Books, 2011).

I just completed reading through this fascinating book and will be putting my review up soon. The 400th anniversary of the King James Bible is next week, May 2nd. Dr. Brake’s interview will be very informative. Here are the links to the interview: Part 1 (April 25, 2011), Part 2 (April 26, 2011). More information is available on the interview at HavenToday.org. These interviews are only about 15 to 20 minutes long minus the commercial breaks (which is just music on the web-player), but they’ll whet your appetite for this book.

To see an excerpt of Dr. Brake’s A Visual History of the King James Bible, click here. You can order the book through Amazon.com, Christianbook.com, or direct from Baker Books.

~cross-posted from my personal blog, Fundamentally Reformed.


6 thoughts on “Dr. Donald Brake Interviewed on the 400th Anniversary of the King James Bible

  1. John D. Chitty April 30, 2011 / 12:00 am

    That cover makes it look like a DK travel guide, and I really like DK travel guides, so I’m starting to want this one. I thought I wouldn’t spend too much money this year, I’ve got a few KJV history books, but this one is beginning to call me. Speaking of which, I’ve been meaning to re-subscribe to Haven Today just to see what’s going on, so this interview will make it worth my while.

    Have you dug out of the snow yet?

    • Bob Hayton April 30, 2011 / 10:12 am

      You actually don’t have to subscribe to hear the interview….

      Yes we’re out of the snow, but still pretty chilly around here.

  2. John D. Chitty April 30, 2011 / 12:04 am

    The sample pages on the bookseller sites don’t show just how visual this history is. I see colorful backgrounds and interesting frames on a couple of pages, but how extensively is this thing illustrated?

  3. John D. Chitty April 30, 2011 / 12:05 am

    Never mind. Just found the “click here” in your post. But can you describe some other illustrations it features?

    • Bob Hayton April 30, 2011 / 10:15 am

      It has too many to describe, I’m toying with the idea of doing a video review of it. It’s beautifully done, and loaded with facts on the history of the English Bible. Numerous illustrations of pages, title pages, numerous editions of the Bible, letters and other historical things. He also has anecdotes about his collecting adventures in sidebars. He addresses the KJV debate throughout but doesn’t hit it full on. All in all, it’s a phenomenal book. But more to come on that later, when I actually review it!

  4. Mark Currier October 10, 2011 / 8:10 pm

    If you don’t have this book, you are missing a HUGE part of historical information on the King James Bible! This book is EXCELLENT and is absolutely a thorough study on the KJV and how it came about. The book is about 25-27% illustrations, with loads of detailed information all in one volume that one would have to find in multiple other publications. Dr. Brakes other book, “A Visual History of The English Bible”, is also an excellent piece of work. I have both and I highly recommend them to any Biblical scholar or collector.

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