God’s Secretaries: Explore the Making of the King James Bible

The King James Bible is the GREATEST work of English prose ever written! You may not realize it, but the translation of the bible we use every Sunday is a direct descendant of the King James Bible. 

The Spiritual Reading Group is discussing how this translation was conceived and implemented in only seven years. On November 9, we will continue our discussion of God’s Secretaries, by Adam Nicholson, with a look at chapters 3-5. In these chapters, Nicholson vividly describes the scene as the newly crowned king of England and Scotland, James, meets with various factions, each of which has a competing vision of what the Church of England should become; how the suggestion of a new translation came forth and was accepted; how the rules for translation were devise; and how the translation committees were established.

If you are unable to attend, you can participate by joining the SAEC Spiritual Reading Group Facebook page, where John Grothues and/or John Ibanez monitor the online discussion.


The second Monday of the month from 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


St. Andrew's House at 1811 Heights Boulevard