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.
A simple God-seeking man, William Tyndale somehow became one of the most wanted men in England and all of Europe. Pursued by King Henry VIII, Lord Chancellor Sir Thomas More, and the Pope’s personal legate Cardinal Wolsey, Tyndale darted across Europe to avoid capture — always pushing to complete the task that obsessed him.
The task was translating the Bible into English and publishing it for his fellow countrymen — Englishmen who lived in a country where the Bible and even prayers in English were outlawed by a harsh and rigid religious establishment. Today William Tyndale is renowned as “the father of the English Bible,” and is recognized as one of the major leaders of the English Reformation. But the tale of how he lived and died as “God’s Outlaw” is a compelling “rest-of-the-story,” and is especially a moving encouragement for modern people of faith.
Runtime: 93 min
Cast: Roger Rees, Bernard Archard, Keith Barron
Director: Tony Tew
Writer: Ben Steed
2 thoughts to “God’s Outlaw: The Story of William Tyndale (1986)”
It wasn’t until about 2 years ago I started studying the reformation, and realized how much of ur Christian history came from these wonderful men who stood for Christ. I have heard of Tyndale, but never knew the legacy he left. I loved this movie and highly recommend it for families who likewise are learning about God- fearing men. My favorite quote from him resonates with me too: For if God be on our side, what matter maketh it who be against us, be they bishops, cardinals, popes, or whatsoever names they will?
This is a great movie about how William Tyndale was willing to stand up for truth against the King. Not many people today would risk giving his life to give us the Bible, so we could read and understand the words of the Lord.