St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 157 Montague St.
At the February meeting, the St. Ann’s Book of the Month Club will discuss God’s Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible by Adam Nicolson. After 400 years, the King James Bible remains the most influential Bible translation of all time, and is known for its elegant, poetic style. Adam Nicolson’s book is a history of the preparation of the King James Bible told through stories of the translators and the social, political and religious cross-currents in Jacobean England. He presents compelling portraits and the varying motives of Puritans, Anglicans, and King James I. Some 50 translators, churchmen and laity, spent seven years, from 1604 to 1611, poring over Greek and Hebrew texts, comparing previous translations, and arguing over fine details to produce this masterpiece of English literature and milestone of the Protestant movement in Britain. Please join us in this conversation! Light refreshments will be served.