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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (56 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: David Teems Narrator: Bob Soue Publisher: Oasis Audio, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A biography of James Stuart is a study in paradox, one that entertains as much as it informs. James I waddles through history, sidewise and crablike. Intellectually astute, he can dazzle and charm with the polish of his rhetoric one minute, and speak with the vulgarity of a tavern bawd the next. James is an amusing mix of bombast and majesty, of sparkle and grime, of smut and brilliance, of visionary headship and foolishness. And only he, this all-too-human king, our flawed James, could have given us the great book he did. Early in his reign, James fashioned himself as the “new Solomon,” the pacifist prince entering the “the land of promise,” that is, the England inherited from his cousin Elizabeth. But the milk and honey he expected was a mirage. Still, in many respects he flirts with greatness. He is the first king of a united, or “Great Britain.” For all his foibles, all his bungling, James possesses an evolved sense of majesty, a type of faith in majesty itself, and wants nothing more than for his new Bible to reflect this majesty, to gild and elevate the reign, to be the great medicine that might heal the realm. Download and start listening now!


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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Becky | 1/21/2013

    " Liked it very much. Easy to read and very informative. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by John Yuehan | 5/25/2012

    " Too boring. Can't finish them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marjorie | 3/2/2012

    " I learned much more about King James the 1 of England and gained a lot of respect for him. It was a very good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Robin | 12/29/2011

    " Needed more King, less King James Bible and less of the author just quoting from other books. The way the author interjected his own opinions into the book was off putting too. "

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About the Author

David Teems earned his BA in psychology and philosophy at Georgia State University. He is active in ministry, speaking and playing worship music. He lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with his wife, Benita, their two sons, Shad and Adam, and Adam’s family.