The Bound for Glory Parallel Bible honors the enduring faith of generations of people who found freedom in the midst of slavery. This Bible features sixteen best-loved African-American spirituals, captured in the rich, evocative art of renowned calligrapher Timothy R. Botts.
When the King James Version was first published in 1611, it united literary quality with poetic beauty to make God’s word accessible to the reader in the common English of its day. In the years that followed, thousands of Africans would be brought as slaves to a new country—a country founded, ironically, on the principles of liberty and justice. Most would never enjoy those freedoms. Yet, through faith, they found a freedom that no man could take away. The Bound for Glory Parallel Bible features sixteen of the best-known African-American spirituals, honoring the enduring faith of generations of people who found freedom in the midst of slavery. These spirituals are presented in the emotive style of renowned calligrapher Timothy R. Botts. This Bible brings together the #1 time-honored classic translation, the King James Version, and the New Living Translation, with its living language and precise scholarship. The NLT has set a new standard for Bible translation in the English language. Reading the two translation side-by-side delivers a rich contrast in literary style while yielding new insights into the meaning of even the most familiar verses. Combining these two highly respected translations into one volume makes this one of today’s most popular English parallel Bibles. FEATURES: Lyrics of Features Spirituals lists the songs in the order they are presented. Tyndale Bible Verse Finder helps you find verses according to more than 175 life-related topics. 365-Day Reading Plan provides an outline for reading the entire Bible in one year. Introduction to the King James Version gives the history of its heritage and legacy, honoring the 400th anniversary of its first printing. The work of Timothy R. Botts reaches back to letterforms as old as the first century and combines with them contemporary graphic design principles in order to express the meaning of great words. With a BFA in graphic design from Carnegie-Mellon University, he has designed more than 600 books. In addition, Tim has published 9 volumes of his own work, including titles such as Doorposts, Messiah, and a Bible illustrated in his calligraphy. Hi is a part-time instructor with College of DuPage and has taught workshops internationally. He is artistic director for Masterpiece Ministries, an annual arts camp for high school students. His work is part of the permanent collection of the Newberry Library. The Bound for Glory works are dedicated to his three African-American grandchildren—Naomi, Miriam, and Moses—who are helping him to become color-blind.