Posted by: davidbowerkingwood | September 11, 2014

Don’t Let This One Slip By Unnoticed! By David Bower

The Book That Changed the World.


While looking for movie’s to watch on Netflix, I ran across this movie, “KJB, The Book that Changed the World.” My initial reaction to that title was mixed, it sounded sort of dry and academic and I had to think about it before I finally added to our queue. In retrospect I have to thank the Lord for His grace in prompting me to add it because it has turned out to be one of the most exciting and rewarding films I’ve seen all year; I have now purchased a copy for our movie library.

Those of you who follow my blog may have noticed I occasionally recommend movies to my readers; this is one which I hope all of you will take the time to watch.

In 1773, William Cowper wrote a hymn which  starts with these words,  “The Lord moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.” Certainly those words describe the amazing events surrounding the creation of this honored translation of the Bible. I suspect you’ll be as happy as I was to view this movie and discover those amazing events for yourself!

I’ve added my Amazon Vine Voice review of the film below.

An Amazing Treasure!

By David Bower TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE on September 4, 2014

Format: DVD

We watched this movie on a hunch and struck gold; this is one of the most gratifying movies I’ve seen in a long time and it almost moved me to tears. I had no idea what story the movie would tell; I’ve appreciated the language of the King James Bible for almost all of my life and still use a version of it for my primary study Bible. I had no idea of what had gone into the making of this translation and found myself fascinated by the well crafted story which provided the background and told of the intrigue surrounding the scholarship and effort involved in putting it all together.

I remember my Greek professor in seminary commenting on the quality of the King James translation from the original languages. While it is true that the English language is a living language and is in a constant state of revision as determined by popular usage, the King James translation, with minor updates to better translate the intended thoughts of the original writers, still communicates the message of the Bible with power, accuracy and dignity.

I heartily recommend this movie to all who love the Lord Jesus Christ and all who simply appreciate an exciting story very well told.



  1. Thanks for this recommendation. It seems like good movies are few and far between.

    Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:58:52 +0000 To:


    • Anne,

      How true, really good movies are few and far between. One of the things I like about Netflix is the ability to instantly stop watching an offending movie with no economic ramifications. I’ve also foound the Netflix ratings and the Amazon reviews to be helpful in determining if I should even give the movie a chance.

      Thank you for commenting!



  2. Hi David,

    I’ll have to check that out on Netflix. I read the National Geographic article on the translation of it that they wrote on the 400th anniversary of the publication.


    • Hello again Carla,

      This is one of those movies only available from Netflix on disc right now; we have the disc rental as well as the streaming and got it through the disc rental service. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did.



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