Melvyn Bragg in The Adventure of English claims that William Tyndale wrote ‘the most influential book there has ever been in the history of language, English or any other.’ That is not too extravagant to describe the significance of Tyndale’s translation into English of the whole of the New Testament and much of the Old from the original Greek and Hebrew. Tyndale is undoubtedly one of the greatest Englishmen ever, and all who speak this language owe him a great debt.
Author Brian Edwards was pastor of Hook Evangelical Church in Surbiton, Surrey for twenty-nine years where he remains a member. His current ministry is preaching, lecturing, writing and editing. He is the author of sixteen books including two historical biographies (William Tyndale and John Newton), two on the history and theology of revival and 'Nothing but the Truth' (the inspiration and authority of the Bible). He and his wife Barbara have also written a marriage preparation book – 'No Longer Two'. Brian is also Series Editor for the popular Day One Travel Guides and co-authored 'Travel through the British Museum with the Bible'. Since the death of his wife Barbara in 1998 Brian continues his writing and preaching ministry. He has two sons and three granddaughters.