By Michelle Shocklee
Last month I shared the story of how Tyndale House Publishers was founded by Dr. Kenneth Taylor in the 1960s. Today I'd like to tell you about the man Tyndale House is named for.
William Tyndale was born in a small village in Gloucestershire, England between 1490 and 1494. His family had ties to knights and landed gentry. In his early twenties, William enrolled at Oxford where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree and eventually his Masters in theology, becoming an ordained priest. However, his frustrations with the practice of leaving out the study of the scriptures themselves led him to this complaint:
|The beginning of the Gospel of John, from |
Tyndale's 1525 translation of
the New Testament.
|King James Bible|
Michelle Shocklee is the author of several historical novels, including Under the Tulip Tree, a Christy Awards and Selah Awards finalist. Her work has been included in numerous Chicken Soup for the Soul books, magazines, and blogs. Married to her college sweetheart and the mother of two grown sons, she makes her home in Tennessee, not far from the historical sites she writes about. Visit her online at www.MichelleShocklee.com