This Month in Tyndale History: February Edition

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:


February 1970  

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.


February 1975

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).



February 2004

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.

Adam Sabados

Adam Sabados

Adam is the Digital Media Coordinator at Tyndale. He gets to have fun running social media campaigns, and online advertising. Adam is a graduate of Malone University in Canton, Ohio where he majored in communication arts and was highly involved in the theatre department. He currently lives in Wheaton, IL with his wife Meghan, his son Luke, and their Cavalier pup Banksy. You can follow Adam on Twitter at @AdamSab where you can learn all about his latest improv comedy shows around Chicago, hear about the woes of Ohio sports teams, or catch an insightful blog post or two.