The year 2011 marked the 400th anniversary of the creation of the King James Bible, arguably the greatest piece of English literature ever produced. King James had an uncanny love of beautiful things, including language that stirred the soul. With several inferior English translations in use across the Kingdom, the Puritan leader John Rainolds took his opportunity to suggest that a new, more accurate translation was needed for the people. With the new kings blessing, a committee of 47 professors began the daunting task of creating a translation that was accurate, acceptable to all and beautiful enough for the king. Just as Shakespeares rich language could light up the stage, this committee penned a beautiful translation that would eventually bring new life to the churches.