October 4th is a special day in the history of God's world...
"On this day in 1535 the first complete English Bible was printed, using translations by William Tyndale and his disciple, Miles Coverdale. Only Coverdale saw the first copies roll off the press in Europe: having been run to ground by those who opposed his Bible and his example, Tyndale was in confinement, on his way to the sort of death he had, for a decade, expected and resourcefully dodged. And almost dodged again: his day at the stake -- Oct. 6, 1536 -- came less than a year before his Bible was legally for sale in England, "set forth with the king's most gracious license.""
Read the rest of this article here.
John Piper also has done a biographical sketch of Tyndale, called "Always Singing One Note". You can purchase the DVD here. However, I've not found the transcript anywhere yet. If you find it, could you let me know?
Here are a few other biographical resources:
The Bible Researcher
Foxe's Book of Martyrs