June 15, 2005
Ken Taylor died the other day.
He was 88.
Taylor paraphrased the bible in what came to be known as the "Living Bible."
That book was used of God to bring me back to himself.
It made the scriptures I would eventually read in a real translation more relevant and contemporary than ever before.
Instead of seeming remote, God became very real and very close to me.
My late mother-in-law had a similar experience after I gave the Living Bible to her.
And so did my parents.
This one book has sold over 40 million copies and was responsible for the founding of Tyndale House Publishers.
Millions have their own stories of how the Living Bible was used of God to reach the lost and encourage many Christians.
What good is a Bible if people have trouble understanding it?
Not many people get to do things with their lives that produce results for generations yet unborn.
Ken Taylor did with his Living Bible.
As a result the living word continues to give new life to people in the most unexpected places.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C. Watch his television show, After Hours with Cal Thomas, on the Fox News Channel, Saturdays at 11 p.m. Eastern Time.