I received a copy of The American Patriot's Bible: The Word of God and the Shaping of America just two days before Memorial Day. How appropriate! I was immediately struck by the power and beauty of this recently released New King James Version. As a Bible editor for many years, I love new editions of God's Word, but I have rarely seen one so carefully and thoughtfully designed, so emotionally moving, so rich and classy in presentation. The antique look of a two-color text combined with 48 full-color pages throughout bring to life the great moments of American history through the words of her leaders quoting scriptures or making spiritual references. Photographs and illustrations from America's most treasured archives help us relive the people and events that demonstrate the godly qualities that have made America great.
President Ronald Reagan said, "Inside the Bible's pages lie the answers to all the problems that mankind has ever known." Complete with index and concordance for quick reference, this grand edition of God's Word allows those answers to jump off the pages and into our lives. The perfect gift for veterans, members of the armed forces, history lovers, or anyone who holds our heritage as Christians and Americans dear. A true collector's edition.
Dr. Richard G. Lee, General Editor (Thomas Nelson: Nashville 2009). Hardcover. 1632 pp. $39.99.