400 Years: The King James Bible - Still going strong! (Infographic)

It may not be your Bible of choice, but the King James Version has been around the block a few times, and despite the lack of red letter sections, bibliographies or an intensive concordance, it has stood the test of time - 400 years to be precise. To mark the occasion YouVersion, makers of the world's number one Bible app, is challenging people across the globe to simultaneously read the Bible in 400 seconds to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

Participants have just 6 minutes, 40 seconds (or 400 minutes) to play their part in history and read one of the most influential and widely read books in human history. Anyone who signs up for the challenge will be instructed to read a small section of the Bible at 5pm on May 2nd, 400 years since the Church of England published the King James Version of the Bible.

To register for the event, participants will need to visit http://youversion.com/kjv400 sign up, and they'll see the scripture they've been allocated to read on the site. They have also put together this very cool infographic - which I share for your statistic addiction pleasure!

Disclaimer: YouVersion is a client of Lexis PR - for whom I work - however as a Christian and avid personal fan of the App I share this with you!

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I've joined Lexis PR

Well many of you reading this may already be aware of this, (news travels fast in this game) but I am glad that I am now able to make it public here.

After a short 5 month stint with the wonderful people at Euro RSCG Biss Lancaster. This week marks my first week as Digital Consultant at Lexis PR.

So why the move? Well the past 6 months have been quite a big shift for the Poulter household - moving house, changing jobs (twice now!) and getting married - people have asked if I have gone a little mad, and to be honest I have asked myself similar questions! But it seems that life moves in seasons like that.


The new job holds some amazing opportunities and the opportunity to work with some fantastic brands, from the likes of Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Unilever and Boots. So exciting times ahead!

If you want to get in touch, or pop by for a coffee just shout - james@jamespoulter.co.uk

I'll leave you with this passage from Ecclesiastes, that often neglected scripture, which I think sums it up perfectly...

Ecclesiastes 3

A Time for Everything

1 There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:

2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build

4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

6 a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7 a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

9 What does the worker gain from his toil?10 I have seen the burden God has laid on men.11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.12 I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live.13 That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God.