What’s Wrong With the KJV (or Other Bible Versions)?

Have you wondered why the King James Version uses words that aren’t in any other version? Or why some verses you read make no sense (like James 2:3)?

Have you ever heard “The Holy Spirit has preserved the Word of God so as to give us this Authorized Version”? Or have you heard that others have come along and introduced the doctrines of men into the newer versions? Sometimes even saying that it’s theological bias?

In this post, I want to give an answer for you folk who are wondering: (1) Is there anything wrong with other Bible versions and (2) Is there anything wrong with the King James Version?


Good Children’s Storybook Bible

I recently heard Don Carson recommend a children’s Bible which I immediately added to our Amazon shopping list. It is called the Jesus Storybook Bible and it is downright amazing. It tries to be faithful to the actual Biblical text while giving a unified overview of the Bible to show how it all hangs together. This isn’t the silly children’s storybooks that have some cheesy story about Adam and Eve disobeying and God being sad. The writer says that the Bible is a story about Jesus so when she tells the story of the Fall, she makes it a very sad ending but highlighting how it wasn’t the end: God did something and it was tied to Something that was coming.


Seriously, if you have kids, do yourself a favor and pick up this book.

I crossposted this on the site I created for my wife but which she doesn’t use.


84 Day Bible Reading Plan

Last year I did a fairly expedited reading plan that was planned for 90 days but wound up taking longer. This year, I’ve set up an 84 Day reading plan which will push harder for an earlier completion but if I miss a day or two, it shouldn’t result in missing the 90 day read. I figure this way, I can read the Bible each quarter and allow me to do some of the deeper studies I’m normally accustomed to.

But there are others out there who might want to read along so I’ve included the plan for you. Last year I focused more on order of writing but this year I just wanted to get some solid reading done so it will consist of an Old Testament reading, a New Testament reading, some Proverbs and some Psalms, every day.