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Sunday Snippet: William Tyndale – A GiveAway…

July 19th, 2010 · 25 Comments

Another Great Giveaway A DayOne Book from the Footsteps of the past Series… I said it before and I will say it again, “I totally love this series!!!!” So I am very happy to be bringing you William Tyndale this week. The activity books in this series are fabulous: factoids to read, codes to crack, quick crafts: there is “how to make a quill pen and berry ink” in this one, amazing mazes, puzzles to solve and timelines. All these activities help to bring William Tyndale, a man who lived in a bygone era, back to life for the reader.

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Nobody knows when or where William Tyndale was born. So much of his life is a mystery to us and yet he was truly a Christian Hero. He was the man, who through terrifying trials, used all his skills and talents to bring the Bible to us in our own language. This book will take you back to the time of Henry VIII when teaching your children the Ten Commandments meant you would be burnt at the stake. The Bible in English was quite illegal. In an era where it was taught that salvation came from buying indulgences William Tyndale was telling people that by asking God’s forgiveness and believing in the Bible they could have their own salvation. You can imagine that he wasn’t very popular!!! My kids love hearing the part of Tyndale’s Story where the translated Bibles that were smuggled into the country were sought by the church leaders, bought from the booksellers and burnt. Disheartening as this may sound, the money from the sales was used to print more Bibles!!! Ultimately he was betrayed and burnt at the stake. But for a man with totally unknown beginnings he left us with a lasting legacy!!!

Here are se7en on-line resources all about the man who brought us the Bible in our language:

  1. Tyndale and the English Bible: Here is an extract from a Day One Travel Guide, published on Answers in Genisis.
  2. Glimpses for Kids: Part one and Part two. These are brilliant: an easy to biography, with a couple of questions and a link to a quiz.
  3. Torchlighters: produce an excellent series of 30 minute videos for kids on Christian Hero’s and their one on William Tyndale is excellent. But better yet if you register on their site – really easy and free, take the time. They have the most fantastic activity books for kids, for each of their movies. And better yet, they have the same pdf booklet, with even more goodies packed in it: ideas and lesson ideas for teachers. Brilliant. Register it is so worth it. They also have coloring pages and quizzes in the Kid Zone.
  4. Awesome Stories has a short page on William Tyndale packed with fascinating facts…
  5. has a great, quick biography.
  6. Wholesome has a couple of resources including a photograph of a rare Tyndale New Testament.
  7. has a great biography of William Tyndale.

As usual I have to thank Christian Book Discounters who kindly supplied the book for this GiveAway…



The GiveAway works in the usual way, comment before the end of this coming Friday, 23 July 2010, and I will draw and publish the winner next week! – I won’t respond to your comments as I do on our other posts because I don’t want to be included in our own giveaway.

Our GiveAway Books are open to everyone: If you have won a GiveAway before never fear – enter away. If you live on the far side of the world – enter away. Postage takes forever from here but eventually it should get to you!

Good luck and get commenting!


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25 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Cara Kapp // Jul 19, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Count me in!!

  • 2 Maria // Jul 19, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    William Tyndale was a true hero!

  • 3 Lillian // Jul 19, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    My kids would enjoy this book! Thanks for doing this. Lillian, your journal friend

  • 4 Melanie Grant // Jul 19, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    I love any book that has activities, it provides hours of fun and they are truly memory moments that you and your children will never forget ( for different reasons of course;))

  • 5 Katherine // Jul 19, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Fantastic, yes please. My daughter was only writing with ink and a feather she found in the garden 2 days ago!!

  • 6 Hope // Jul 20, 2010 at 2:21 am

    This sounds great!

  • 7 Jess // Jul 20, 2010 at 3:02 am

    Oh looks good!

  • 8 Beth S // Jul 20, 2010 at 3:16 am

    This looks like a wonderful resource on a great man!

  • 9 Kimberly // Jul 20, 2010 at 5:00 am

    So much I don’t know about Tyndale – we would love this book!

  • 10 Joyful Mama // Jul 20, 2010 at 8:42 am

    This will be a great addition to our library of heroes of the faith!

  • 11 Liesl // Jul 20, 2010 at 9:09 am

    As always _ you inspire me _ wish i had more time in my day to go to all the sites you recommend & read all your post from start to bottom

    Books sounds great ! already I have learned something new today

  • 12 Becca // Jul 20, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    I found your blog a few days ago and I am excited to see a post about resources for teaching kids. Thank you!

  • 13 Linda B // Jul 20, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    This series sounds wonderful!

  • 14 Jessica // Jul 21, 2010 at 7:16 am

    This would be a great book to have —there’s so much history that we did not learn in school especially Christian hero’s/martyr’s and now we can teach this to our children.

  • 15 Aunty Muffin // Jul 21, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Being a huge fan of biographies; I will HAVE to enter. Miss you!

  • 16 Tami Cox // Jul 21, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    This one looks really good!

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  • 18 Abs // Jul 22, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Sounds like an awesome book!

  • 19 Beth // Jul 23, 2010 at 11:33 am

    This sounds like an enjoyable and educational book.

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  • 21 Mamalion // Jul 23, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    This series looks really good!

  • 22 CA // Jul 24, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    oh dear

    missed the deadline 🙁 Would have LOVED the book 🙂


  • 23 se7en // Jul 24, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    Sorry CA – I do have a couple more in this series popping up in the month ahead!!!

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