As Tyndale turns 50 this year we once again take a look back at some notable moments in its history. The February edition of This Month in Tyndale History shows a great example of the path publishing can take, from starting off as a Bible publisher, to spreading to non-ficiton, fiction, and even companion books to Hollywood blockbuster’s like the one below.
Here are some notable February events over the years:
Evangelism Explosion, by D. James Kennedy, is rushed into print. Twenty years later it is still a bestseller and has sold more than 950,000 copies.
In its review of bestsellers, Publishers Weekly admits that The Living Bible was again the bestselling nonfiction book in America in 1974 (after being on the list in 1972 and 1973).
The Passion, published in conjunction with Mel Gibson’s movie The Passion of the Christ, debuts at #5 on the New York Times nonfiction bestseller list, then moves up to #2. Tyndale authorized editions in several languages, including Danish, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Spanish, and Swedish.