Below are actual one star reviews from Amazon.com of the Pew Bible: King James Version:
Don't Leave It Lying Around the House, October 18, 2004
By medcostumer "medcostumer" (San Diego, California United States)
This book should never be left where it could fall into the hands of children. Recurrent themes of bloody violence, murder, racism, incest and rape are dealt with extremely irresponsibly. Horrific events are presented as justified by circumstances and as solutions to petty wrongs.
Worse than the depictions in the book are actual historic examples of such depictions being used to justify the worst kind of degradation and humiliation that humans have ever been forced to endure. These acts are not just inspired by this book, but characters in the book urge its readers to follow its example. Worst of all, however, is that, despite this book's obvious lack of coherent logic or sense, it inexplicably possesses a following of people that somehow find comfort in its horror.
No doubt about it, the horrific images, and lack of intelligent discussion of those images, contained in this book makes it entirely unsuitable for children, or sensible adults.
Original Version, September 14, 2008
By Peter Bannon (Tybee Island GA)
I know you can't buy the 1.0 version of the Bible. But these ripoffs have been rewritten some many times they don't make any sense. Surely God could come out with a new version if we prayed for it. I'd really like to get the audio book version with God himself doing the reading
bible review, October 6, 2004
By C. D. Clancy
Frankly, I was disapointed. I expected more from God. Definetly not his best work.
Dull and hackneyed., May 6, 2004
By Sarah Carnes (Selinsgrove, PA)
This book was boring; it needs werewolves and lesbians or something.
Doesn't work, March 21, 2008
By Jed (UK)
This book doesn't work. I've tried the "praying" method to get a new Porsche 996 delivered but to no avail. There's nothing in the instructions about not wanting German sports cars but I tried praying for less ambitious things. I gave up when it didn't even get me a Big Mac. In the early part there's a bit about people crossing the desert and being sustained by manna from heaven, so you'd think that it would be able to manage at least a hamburger.
I'm disappointed and will contact the publisher. In the meantime I can't recommend this book as it is clearly faulty.