What a gift!

A week ago a sweet lady in my church presented to me a gift that blew me away! She handed me a shoebox and inside was two books. The first was a King James Version of the Bible that was originally published in 1865 by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode. The 2nd book was a book called “The Royal Path of Life” and was printed in 1880. The Bible includes the apocrypha, which is a bit fascinating to me. I am a pretty big history nut and so these are incredible, in my opinion. They will be put together with my other biblical artifact, that being a page out of a 1607 Geneva Study Bible that was given to me about 8 years ago.

So, that brings me to my questions. Does anoyne reading know anything about these books? I would love to know more about them. A cursory Google search turned up little information. I’ve included pictures that I took this evening below. Let me say thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

The Holy Bible

The Royal Path of Life by T. L. Haines & L.W. Yaggy

Micah is a husband to Tracy & a daddy to Grace, Kessed & Haddon. He’s Senior Pastor at Brainerd Baptist Church in Chattanooga, TN. Most of all, he’s a debtor to grace.

2 thoughts on “What a gift!

  1. Greetings! Found a link on another blog and came to read.

    The 1865 date indicates that it is post-Civil War vintage. You might talk with an antiquarian book dealer.

    >”The Bible includes the apocrypha, which is a bit fascinating to me.”

    That is a bit unusual as after about 1820 the Apochrypha was largely omitted from the KJV by most publishers. The Apochrypha was included in the original 1611 KJV and the translators took time to cross reference passages to their NT counterparts.

    AS you have an interest in history, you might be interested in this chart of Old Testament canons. Western Bibles are missing many “apocryphal” books in comparison to Eastern and African Bibles.

    God bless…


  2. Interestingly, the Royal Path book is still in print in paperback through Amazon.com The brief reviews at that site are positive but don’t add much, and the Search Inside just shows three or four pages of text.

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