Kenneth Nathaniel Taylor (May 8, 1917 – June 10, 2005)
Taylor was a publisher and author, better known as the creator of
the The Living Bible and the founder of Tyndale House, a Christian
publishing company and Living Bibles International.
Taylor was born in Portland, Oregon. His parents were George
and Charlotte Huff Taylor. His father was a Presbyterian minister.
Kenneth graduated in 1934 from Beaverton High School in the
town of Beaverton, Oregon. He then enrolled at Wheaton College
in Illinois where he graduated in 1938. In 1940, Taylor began work
on a Th D. at Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas, finishing his
theological degree at Northern Baptist Seminary in Illinois.
Taylor finished the entire Bible in contemporary language and
published it as The Living Bible in 1971.