This Month in Tyndale History: September Edition

It’s September and we’re continuing our year long 50th anniversary celebration.  Make sure you check out our special 50th Anniversary page on our main site – You can share your own Tyndale memory or enter our special 50th Anniversary giveaway.

Here’s some notable Tyndale September events over the past 50 years.

September 1963

Virginia Muir begins working at Tyndale House part-time. She is the first employee outside the Taylor family. Through the years she will hold a number of positions in the company, including Ken Taylor’s secretary, managing editor, and Bible editor. In September of 1988 Virginia retired after 25 years of faithful service, most recently as managing editor and Bible editor.


September 1988

Tyndale publishes six books by Grace Livingston Hill in the Living Books line. This is the beginning of a publication program that will eventually include about 100 of Mrs. Hill’s romances.

September 1995

Tyndale publishes its first hardcover novel—Left Behind by Jerry Jenkins and Tim LaHaye. It sells 83,000 copies in hardcover within six months and becomes the springboard for an entire series. Within the first two years more than 500,000 copies of Left Behind and Tribulation Force have been sold.

Adam Sabados

Adam Sabados

Adam is the Digital Media Coordinator at Tyndale. He gets to have fun running social media campaigns, and online advertising. Adam is a graduate of Malone University in Canton, Ohio where he majored in communication arts and was highly involved in the theatre department. He currently lives in Wheaton, IL with his wife Meghan, his son Luke, and their Cavalier pup Banksy. You can follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamSab where you can learn all about his latest improv comedy shows around Chicago, hear about the woes of Ohio sports teams, or catch an insightful blog post or two.