Authorized provides a much needed look into what makes our English Bible's so precious to us. Each chapter is filled with honest questions and helpful explanations about an apparently waning affinity for the King James Version. The personal examples and illustrations provided by Dr. Ward help unpack the vital aspects of communication, language, and vernacular that have influenced translators in their work over the centuries. Dr. Ward's book is also a helpful introduction for anyone interested in discovering what gave rise to the various English translations we have today. Though the "KJV Controversy" may subside in the not too distant future, this book provides a helpful, lasting look at how we should both approach and enjoy the wealth of scholarly work put into our modern day renderings of God's timeless truth.