“Come Alive!”

Collection ID

BIB.005058

Type

Bible - Printed Book

Date

1966

Geography

United States

Language

English

Medium

Printed on paper

Dimensions

8.25 × 5.25 × 0.2 in. (21 × 13.3 × 0.5 cm)

Exhibit Location

Not on view


In the 1950s, Dr. Kenneth Taylor worried his children were having a hard time understanding the King James Bible and started paraphrasing the New Testament into modern English. After several publishing houses rejected his manuscript, Dr. Taylor and his wife used their life savings to found Tyndale House Publishers and publish Living Letters: The Paraphrased Epistles in 1962. In the following years, Tyndale House published additional Living-series books and teenage editions of the Living series. Published in 1966, Come Alive! is a teenage edition of the book of Romans as developed by the Literature Division of Youth for Christ International.

Published in 1966 by Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois. Acquired by Ms. Arnold; Gifted to Gary Arnold;[1] Donated in 2020 to Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Gifted to Gary Arnold by his mother while he was in junior high school.

description

In the 1950s, Dr. Kenneth Taylor worried his children were having a hard time understanding the King James Bible and started paraphrasing the New Testament into modern English. After several publishing houses rejected his manuscript, Dr. Taylor and his wife used their life savings to found Tyndale House Publishers and publish Living Letters: The Paraphrased Epistles in 1962. In the following years, Tyndale House published additional Living-series books and teenage editions of the Living series. Published in 1966, Come Alive! is a teenage edition of the book of Romans as developed by the Literature Division of Youth for Christ International.


provenance

Published in 1966 by Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois. Acquired by Ms. Arnold; Gifted to Gary Arnold;[1] Donated in 2020 to Green Collection, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, under the curatorial care of Museum of the Bible, Washington, DC.

Notes: [1] Gifted to Gary Arnold by his mother while he was in junior high school.


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