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The year is 1525 and books written by reformers like Martin Luther are being burned all over Europe. For Tom Barton, who smuggles such books into England, the ban is an opportunity to make money. But when Tom meets William Tyndale, who defies the king and distributes Bibles to the common people, he realizes that the Reformation is more than a money-maker and that spreading God's Word is worth risking one's life. Recommended for ages 10 to 14.
The Torchlighters Series: The William Tyndale Story, DVDVision Video / DVD$8.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 6 Reviews
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In this episode The Torchlighters follows William's adventures as he works in secret, moving from town to town as a fugitive to avoid capture. Friends and allies help him along, but enemies may be lurking around any corner. Come along and see whether this torchlighter completes his task before the king's men close in on him. Approx. 30 minutes + extras.
- English and Spanish Languages
- English Subtitles
- Stimulating interview with Dr. David Daniell and tyndale scholar
- Fascinating interview with actor Russell Boulter (voice of Tyndale)
- Comprehensive leader's guide with background information, timeline of the period, additional resources, and more
- Reproducible student handouts, including comprehension and discussion questions, puzzles, activities, coloring, and more
All who speak the English language owe William Tyndale a great debt. At a time when reading the Bible in English was punishable by death, Tyndale was used mightily of God to translate and print the Scriptures. An extraordinary man who provided God's Word in English to the common man, giving ordinary people the opportunity to read God's Word for themselves, Tyndale's work has influenced English translations for over 400 years! 48 minutes on DVD. Ages 12 & up.
Read the 16th century story of William Tyndale, who wants to translate the Bible into English. He feels that the common people of England should be able to read the Scriptures for themselves. The church and government violently disagree.
Collin Hartley, a boy and Tydale's helper, works with him on this dangerous project. Tydale has to flee to Europe for his life, and Collin goes along. Their enemies follow and try to capture them, but Tyndale manages to complete his translation work. Then, he mush smuggle the English-language Bibles into England. Along with Collin Hartley, you will participate in all the important events of this daring story. Recommended for ages 9 and up.
A true story, God's Outlaw is about international politics, church intrigue, cold-blooded betrayal, and false justice ending in a criminal's death. But it's also about victorious faith and spiritual triumph over some of the greatest political and religious forces known in the 16th century. This 93-minute film depicts William Tyndale's obsession with translating the Bible into English, and the voyage he made to avoid capture by kings and the pope. The tale of how he lived and died as "God's outlaw" is a compelling story and is especially a moving encouragement for modern people of faith. Approx. 93 minutes.
- Chapter titles for easy access
- Biographical information on Director and leading actors
- In the DVD-Rom folder: Christian History magazine article and study guide/worksheets in PDF format
- Abridged version with commentary by Ken Curtis
- Subtitles in English
- Audio: English, Spanish, Portuguese and Korean
Introducing Tyndale: An Extract from Tyndale's Answer to Sir Thomas More's DialogueWilliam Tyndale, John Piper, Robert SheehanBanner of Truth / 2017 / Trade Paperback$7.99 Retail:
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English-speaking Christians especially owe a great debt of gratitude to William Tyndale. In this book John Piper introduces the reader to the deeply moving story of Tyndale’s life and death. This serves to whet the appetite for what comes next: an extract from one of Tyndale’s significant works in which the reformer clearly explains and robustly defends the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ in response to one of his fiercest critics. Introducing Tyndale brings to life Tyndale the man, his writings and legacy, for twenty-first-century Christians, and encourages the further exploration of Tyndale’s work.
A beautiful literary tribute to the poet, martyr, expatriate, outlaw, and original translator of the English Bible. In this personable, historical narrative, Teems brings wit and wisdom to the story of the English "Paul" who defied a tyrannical church in order to introduce God's Word to the common people. 304 pages, softcover from Nelson.
The True Cost of the English Bible
Early in the sixteenth century, legislative decree in England controlled people's access to Scripture and prohibited an English Bible. But theologian and linguist, William Tyndale, was determined to provide his fellow countrymen with Scripture they could read.
In The Daring Mission of William Tyndale, the latest addition to the Long Line of Godly Men series, Dr. Steven J. Lawson traces this daring mission, which was ultimately used by God to ignite the English Reformation yet would cost Tyndale his life. From one man's labor, we're reminded of God's faithfulness to preserve His Word and equip His people.
This major biography traces the dramatic life of William Tynedale, the first person to translate the Bible into English from the original Greek and Hebrew, and discusses the profound religious, literary, intellectual, and social implications of his immenese achievement. Tyndale's masterful translation, which gave the laity access to God, formed the basis of all English bibles, including the King James Bible, and made significant and lasting contributions to the English language.
William Tyndale's 1534 translation of the New Testament into English from the original Greek ultimately led to his being hunted down and burnt at the stake for blasphemy. This astounding work of pioneering scholarship formed the basis of subsequent English Bibles until after the Second World War and was the version of the Bible used by some of our greatest poets. By the twentieth century, however, it had become virtually unknown because of its suppression for political reasons and its difficult sixteenth-century spelling. This edition-published in modern spelling, as the modern book it once was-makes this masterly work of English prose by one of the greatest geniuses of the age accessible to today's reader.
- Single column format
- No verse numbers
- Tyndale's original marginal references, Headings and comments
- Glossary of Tyndale's terminology
- 6" x 8" x 1"
A Lamp in the Dark: The Untold History of the BibleExploration Films / DVD$13.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 7 Reviews
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Step back to a time when dark forces threatened to snuff out the light of God's Word! As John Wycliffe, Martin Luther, William Tyndale, Myles Coverdale, and others sacrificed to put Scripture in the hands of ordinary people, Rome tried to staunch the "clear streams" of the Protestant Reformation. Witness this amazing story of saints, martyrs, spies, and assassins! Approx. 3 hours.
God's Outlaw: The Real Story of William Tyndale and the English BibleVoice of the MartyrsVoice of the Martyrs / 2007 / Hardcover$2.99 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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Introduce your 4- to 8-year-olds to one of the most courageous heroes in church history! They'll be captivated by this vibrantly illustrated account of the 16th-century English scholar who risked everything to translate the Word of God---so the common people could read it for themselves. 40 pages, hardcover from Voice of the Martyrs.
William Tyndale's first translation of the New Testament (1526) was printed in Germany, savagely suppressed in England and eventually led to his execution. Yet it makes him the single most important figure in laying the foundations for the English Reformation.
Tyndale's vigorous direct English was substantially incorporated into the Authorized Version of 1611, and it made the New Testament available for the first time—in Tyndale's famous determination—even to the 'boy that driveth the plough'.
The Obedience of a Christian Man (1528) boldly develops the argument that ordinary believers should take their spiritual sustenance direct from Scripture, without the intervention of (often worldly and corrupt) Popes and prelates. Its vivid discussion of sacraments and false signs, the duties of rulers and ruled, and valid and invalid readings of the Bible, makes the book a landmark in both political and religious thinking. This fine example of English prose also raises, even today, some powerful questions about the true challenge of living a Christian life. 272 pages, softcover.
William Tyndale is justly remembered best as a Bible translator. During the last eleven years of his short life he published three editions of the complete New Testament, the Pentateuch, the book of Jonah, and a few other parts of the Old Testament. He may have well left-behind in manuscript form a a translation of the Old Testament's historical books from Joshua to 2 Chronicles, which was published as part of 'Matthew's Bible' in the year following his martyrdom. In the last letter from his pen, we see him zealous to make progress with the translation of the Old Testament, as languishing in his final imprisonment he requests that his Hebrew Bible, Hebrew grammar, and Hebrew dictionary be granted to him.
There is little doubt that Tyndale could have translated the whole of the Bible into English if he had given himself exclusively to that work. But alongside the work of translation he felt it was necessary to content earnestly for the Reformed faith and so he threw himself into several of the key theological controversies of the times. For this 'Apostle of England' the Bible must not only be translated, its teachings must also be expounded and applied in a practical way. To such work of exposition and application Tyndale gave himself with a passion, and in so doing not only proved himself a master of true biblical interpretation, but has left to posterity works of lasting value.
As F.F. Bruce wrote in another context: 'A reprint of this kind is no mere archaeological curiosity; one who was so intensely a man of the Bible as Tyndale was speaks to more ages than his own, and in the following pages we shall find that he has much to say to us, if we pay head to what we read.'