These two books from Dr. Sorenson illustrate in great detail how modern Bible translations are taken from manuscripts that are only a few hundred years old. And why we can trust that the King James Bible is the word of God to English speaking people.
Neither Oldest Nor Best:
Dr. Sorenson says "Virtually all of the modern Bibles translations have one thing in common, and that is that they are translated from a different text than the King James Bible." These contemporary Bible translations are based upon what is called the modern Critical Text. The principal sources of the Critical Text are two manuscripts: (1) Codex Vaticanus and (2) Codex Sinaiticus. Dr. David Sorenson shows how that both of these manuscripts are fraudulent in their provenance. Though claimed to have been produced in the fourth century, they in fact are of recent origin.
The Faithful Word: The Making of the King James Bible. David Sorenson presents a fascinating account of the events leading up to the making of the King James Version of the Bible. First, the author presents the history of the traditional received text. He then sets forth the fascinating history of how God used the intrigue in England, convulsing from a Roman Catholic to a Protestant nation, and how those in the immediate lineage of the KJV were burned at the stake for putting the Bible into English. This book is a must-read for anyone interested in the King James Bible and the Bible translation debate.