Here is a link to more info about Dr. Taylor and his life on Christianity Today.
It was in 1975 when my mother, a new Christian herself, gave Living Bibles to me and to my brother (both of us were married and young parents). I had tried to read the Bible before (King James, starting in Genesis), but when I picked up that Living Bible, "for some reason," I opened to Matthew. Over the months that I read the New Testament in the Living Bible, God began to work in my life through other books and through people as well. I found Christ as my Savior in February 1976.
It’s hard to put into words what I felt when I had the privilege to meet Dr. Taylor after I’d signed to write books for Tyndale House. His paraphrased Bible, written for his own children, was used by God to bring me to Him, and I’m so grateful for Dr. Taylor’s obedience and vision.
Today Kenneth Taylor is at rest with his Savior. I look forward to seeing him again one day in Paradise.
In the grip of His grace,