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Holy Bible: The New King James Version

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  8,473 ratings  ·  587 reviews
Enhance your time reading and exploring God's Word. Experience a whole new level of visual comfort and biblical study with Thomas Nelson's "NKJV Personal Size Giant Print End-of-Verse Reference Bible." This Bible is filled with references and study aids to strengthen your Bible reading. Plus, it features giant print type, making reading more enjoyable than ever. Ideal for ...more
Hardcover, New King James Version, 1536 pages
Published March 7th 2006 by Thomas Nelson (first published January 1st 1982)
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Nov 30, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A thrilling work of science fiction on an epic scale. With a cast of thousands, a storyline that continues down through generations, and a seemingly never ending tapestry of plot twists, this book is sure to delight any reader. One has to admit that the idea of a hero written as a cosmic-Jewish-zombie-telepath seems a bit hokey at first, but somehow the authors pull it off with only a few insults to the reader's intelligence.

This is definitely NOT a book for children however! The many adult the
Aug 07, 2009 rated it did not like it
An absurdly confusing generation-spanning saga.

Apart from being generally long-winded, there are too many inconsistencies in the plot to ignore. The pointless digressions and Tolstoyesque cast of thousands makes it very difficult to follow, let alone identify with any of the protagonists.

The ending makes no sense whatsoever.
Jerry Alexander
Dec 30, 2009 rated it did not like it
WARNING: This a work of fiction. Do NOT TAKE it literally.


Contains verses descriptive or advocating suicide, incest, bestiality, sadomasochism, sexual activity in a violent context, murder, morbid violence, use of drugs or alcohol, homosexuality, voyeurism, revenge, undermining of authority figures, lawlessness and human rights violations and atrocities.

EXPOSURE WARNING: Exposure to contents for extended periods of time or during formative years in children may cause delusion
Apr 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Out of all the minutes in a day, how many do you devote to God??

6/10/17 - I just finished the book of Matthew, and now I'm going to start it right over again since it contains so much, particularly the life and words of my Savior. It's funny when re-reading passages that I have read numerous times, how I find new information that I overlooked in the past. With this reading of Matthew I noted
Jan 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I started reading the Bible as soon as i could read, which was before kindergarten. My mother started me reading a few verses a day, then a chapter, and the more times i went through it the more i wanted to read it. I've lost count of how many times i've read it cover to's the living Word of God, relevant to today in a way that many people don't realize because they don't study it - instead, they pick through what they like and don't like. Don't do it and be open to what G ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
This is probably still my favorite translation of the Bible it was the first one I read through, cover to cover from front to back that is. Most of the mistranslations of the original KJV have been corrected while the flavor and poetry of the 1611 language are still there. (though sadly there are a couple of places where the "Authorized King James" got it right and the NKJ mistranslated) This is an attempted word for word translation much like the RSV and ASV (also New Revised Standard and New A ...more
Bo'kem Allah
Aug 19, 2011 rated it did not like it
I read this book 1 chapter a day, from Gen. 1 - Rev. 22 & I will NEVER get those 3 years back. What a waste of time...

It's a shame that people worship a childish & jealous, psychopathic murderer.

The psychosis of Abraham is a horrible malfunction of common sense & rational... IT'S PATHETIC. What kind of man would be willing to kill his own son at the request of an invisible being? Is that what is required of you from your god? That's the father of Judaism, Christianity & Islam. They are all so pr
Ed Williams
Aug 31, 2013 rated it did not like it
With possibly one of the strongest opening lines in history, the Holy Bible really starts off swinging. Here we're not only introduced to the main character, named God, but are also informed that he's some sort of magical being (whether that's a vampire or a wizard or something, we don't know yet--we just know he can fly and shoot laser beams). The prose in this section is simply top notch, and you'll find that the action, atmosphere and language of the Holy Bible are carried off with a master's ...more
Feb 09, 2011 rated it it was amazing
If there is only one book you read in your life, make it this one. It contains the actual history of the world, not what modern scientists would have us believe. Man is lost in sin and we will all answer for the sins we commit in this life. However, there is hope for us. God's only begotten son, Jesus Christ, came to earth 2000 years ago, lived the perfect, sinless life, and willingly let himself be crucified by those who opposed him. He gave his life as a perfect sacrifice to atone for the sins ...more
Dec 14, 2009 rated it did not like it
Holy crap this thing is long! It's not exactly a page turner, but it does have lots of sodomy, rape, incest, people living in the sky and underground in pits of fire, burning bushes, canes that turn into snakes, and a race of giants! Wait a minute, this isn't supposed to be fiction?... ...more
Curtis Brinkman
Jun 04, 2011 rated it did not like it
Dawkins said it best: "The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully."

Mar 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I pray that God gives me revelation so that I can fully understand the book of Revelations
May 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Bible is our instruction manual, our way to living a Godly life...there is so much we do not know until we read and study the Bible. It's so important to be opening our Bibles, making sure what we are being taught and/or what we hear is true because there are so many miss teaching it. It's also important to be attending a Bible-believing Church.

Until we choose to follow God, to truly believe and have faith in Him and accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we will always feel empty and w
Feb 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As much a discipline and a study as it was a goal for me to read. I was surprised at how often my Sunday school teaching version of a story was vastly different from the original, which was often quite brief. Beautifully written at times and just plain boring and confusing at others. I found that as many questions were raised for me as they were answered. All of the violence and killing in the name of God was very disturbing, as was the general attitude towards women. The basic ethical teachings ...more
Mar 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christianity
I'm going to be reading this book for the rest of my life. :) ...more
Mark Schmidt
Feb 13, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: the-other-side
Filled with historic and scientific inaccuracies, this book has been cherry-picked and reinterpreted for millennia to support whatever morality its readers chose to draw from it.

Slavery (Leviticus 25:44-46) and Polygamy (all-throughout the first half), background themes of the first half, depicted as a normal part of life are never questioned as immoral. Yet believers in the modern narrative of this book find these things deplorable while lacking any ability to reasonably demonstrate why these t
Currently, I feel like a heavy load has been lifted from me. Review and rating to follow...
Dec 12, 2009 rated it did not like it
This book had interesting stories, but it was obviously written and edited by committee: multiple authors within different time periods, some quite talented, others with almost sinister agendas. It was most likely written by nobles for Kings since they were the only ones literate enough to write these many 1000's of years ago.

And considering the language used throughout, Lord, Kingdom, it was obvious the last edition was heavily tainted in Feudalism.

Generally, this book was disjointed and obtus
Daniel J. Nickolas
Oct 22, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: the-core
The most unfortunate thing about reading the Bible is that it’s nearly impossible to do it without preconceived notions of what it is, what it isn’t, and what it’s actually saying. Many believers seem to read the Bible with the notion that it’s one work, the original language being English, and that despite endless translations and paraphrases, including a continuing debate over whether or not the Apocrypha is scripture, it can contain no fallacies of any kind. Non-believers, though they seem to ...more
Mike (the Paladin)
Sep 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I hesitated to include the Bible (any translation) as it's not just another book it isn't to me...but 5 stars. ...more
Arf Ortiyef
Apr 30, 2012 rated it did not like it
The movie was way better.
Hannah Brown
Sep 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Not this edition -

Finished sometime around 2009
Finished in September 2017
Finished in May 2018
Finished the KJV in May 2019.
Now I've officially read through the Bible twice! First NIV, and now NKJV. The Word of God is, indeed, living and active. Thankful for this source of wisdom, truth, and hope. ...more
Autum (Escape between the Covers)
I received the Jesus Calling devotional bible with general editor Sarah Young a while ago. This was an excellent devotional bible, in appearance and in the readings. The cover is beautifully designed with a photo of a hand that seems to beckon the reader to come closer to our Lord. I must say that this is a bible that I will cherish and continue to use in my walk with the Lord. I was drawn in to the readings and prayers almost instantly. I like that Sarah Young’s devotional readings are more lik ...more
Oct 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
It was difficult to read, especially as a curious kid.
The stories are interesting, but thinking back to it, I question why people would believe it is 100% true and accurate. From a historical point of view, it is intriguing. However, there are plenty of works that were partially historic and partially fiction with notations about "the gods." The Bible seems no different than any other ancient work, but has withstood the lashes of time. With only parts of it being canonized and recanonized, trans
Apr 15, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: The Whole World
Recommended to Nichelle by: My Grandmothers
Being raised Pentecostal, it was helpful to learn WHY I believed certain things. I also learned to throw out things that I was just taught out of tradition. As my husband says, "Eat the meat and throw away the bones." I also love the Word Wealth sections that give the Greek and Hebrew roots of words. Once you get started inductively delving into it, it is hard to just do "surface" reading anymore. ...more
mark monday
Mar 07, 2013 marked it as on-the-shelf
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ok well i actually believe in God, but i just couldn't resist this very special gif.
Feb 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
Terrible book, which speaks about a fictional huge asshole, who creates the world in 7 days. Filled with old fashion survival experiences, drugs abuse, violations, murdering, mass murdering, slavery and delusional shit and massive bullshitness. Must be burned to ashes.
Jul 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Took a challenge from my mom to read the whole Bible in a week and was able to finish it in five days! It was actually really cool to read it all in a short time and It was cool to see the way everything connects!
Sep 29, 2012 rated it did not like it
full of contradictions, plot holes, misogyny, genocide, infanticide, bad history and bad science.
this book should come with a warning label. definitely not for kids.
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