Monday, June 3, 2013

This is an interesting book to review. essentially it is a dissected Bible. (reminds me a bit of Thomas Jefferson's) Although it lauds the KJV as the only authorized, it also cites NIV. The real reason for this is probably based on copyrights rather than convictions. 90% of the text is KJV.

"The NIV text may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic or audio), up to and inclusive of five hundred (500) verses without express written permission of the publisher, providing the verses do not amount to a complete book of the Bible nor do the verses quoted account for twenty-five percent (25%) or more of the total text of the work in which they are quoted.
When the NIV is quoted in works that exercise the above fair use clause, notice of copyright must appear on the title or copyright page or opening screen of the work (whichever is appropriate) ..."

Being that this book is gleaned from 2 sources: The Holy Bible KJV and All the prayers of the Bible by Herman Lockyer, it would be an infringement on copyrights to use anything but KJV which is public domain IN THE USA, NOT IN THE UK.

It is difficult to use. You have to know the compiler's (not author) code for how the verses are presented.
If you are some one who prayers scripture (which I do recommend) this could be a resource for you. However, it would be much better to be acquainted with the Bible and the context of the scriptures cited here.


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