He poured his life and his blood into his translation, yet few have actually read his New Testament. This paperback edition of Tyndale’s New Testament retails for $44.95 in Australia, but we’re giving away one copy for free.
Here’s a description of this edition:
Printed in Germany in 1534 and smuggled into England for distribution, Tyndale’s masterful translation of the New Testament outraged the clerical establishment by giving the laity direct access to the word of God for the first time. Despite its suppression, it ultimately formed the basis of all English bibles—including much of the King James Version—until after the Second World War. Now for the first time Tyndale’s translation is published in modern spelling so that this remarkable work of English prose by one of the great geniuses of his age is available to today’s reader.
I’ve owned a copy of this New Testament for several years and have found it a pleasure to peruse. The introduction by David Daniell is also well worth the read.
RULES FOR THE DRAW: You must be able to provide an Australian shipping address if you are selected. The winner will be chosen randomly and will be notified by email. The draw closes 13 March.