God’s Outlaw: The Story Of William Tyndale

DVD Release: December 27, 1988
God’s Outlaw: The Story Of William Tyndale


Based on a true story, “God’s Outlaw” is about international politics, church intrigue, cold-blooded betrayal, and false justice and ends in a criminal’s death. However, it’s also about victorious faith and spiritual triumph over some of the greatest political and religious forces known in the 16th century.

Dove Review

“God’s Outlaw: The Story Of William Tyndale” is dramatic and inspiring. It tells the true story of William Tyndale, who translated the Bible from the original Greek into English for all of England, even though the Catholic Church and even the king stood against him. Before Tyndale’s translating work, the scriptures were only available in Latin to the church leaders of the day.

Roger Rees gives a strong performance as the kind, but determined, William Tyndale, who wanted men to find Christ and believed that faith in God’s grace brings salvation. He often got into trouble for making controversial statements. For example, he said he’d see to it that ploughboys knew more of the scriptures than the Pope. Tyndale traveled to Germany to print his English Bible, and copies begin turning up in England.

Tyndale’s final prayer was that the king would have his eyes opened, and when the king, a year following Tyndale’s death, ordered every church to display one volume of Tyndale’s English Bible, his prayer was answered. The king’s act served as an answer to his petition, as well as a memorial to Tyndale.

We are pleased to award this film our Faith Friendly 12+ Seal. This movie shows the difference that one man’s life can make!

Content Description

Sex: A married man hints that he likes another woman.
Language: D-2; H (as a place)-2
Violence: A comment that men have been burned for allowing their children to read the English Bible; men are seen at the stake and a fire is started; man with blood on his face and mouth from being hit.
Drugs: The drinking of wine in a few scenes; a tavern scene with drinking; a comment about too much wine.
Nudity: Mild cleavage.
Other: Betrayal; a few church leaders like their power and wealth.


Company: Gateway Films / Vision Video
Writer: Ben Steed
Director: Tony Tew
Producer: Tony Tew
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 93 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter